The Most Inclusive Sport

Boccia is a Paralympic sport of precision and strategy, similar to lawn bowling or curling. It is one of only two Paralympic sports that do not have an Olympic counterpart. Athletes compete in a specific sports class based on their level and type of disability.

Boccia is considered the most inclusive sport in the world and is played at all levels, from recreational all the way up to Paralympic competition. Easter Seals NL’s Boccia Programs focus on all levels of play, from introducing our athletes to the sport to allowing them to play recreationally and providing a space for competitive practices. Some of our athletes also train as part of our Canadian National Team, these athletes attend our programming to mentor their fellow athletes. 

During Easter Seals NL’s weekly Community Boccia and Junior Boccia Programs, athletes of all abilities learn and play Boccia together.

Our Community Boccia Program is designed for our teen and adult population, of any skill level to socialize and build skills. During each session, athletes practice drills and skills followed by gameplay. 

Community Boccia is delivered weekly on Thursdays afternoon and evening. Throughout the regular season, there are additional fun days and tournaments throughout the year.

Final date of current Community Boccia session:

June 6th, 2024

For more information, please contact our Recreation Program Coordinator, Emily Murphy, by email at or by calling (709) 754-1399 ext 220.

Easter Seals NL is the recognized provincial partner of Boccia Canada and is the home of Boccia Newfoundland and Labrador.

As a provincial partner, Easter Seals NL is responsible for overseeing the development of boccia in our province.


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Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador is a charitable organization that has operated in NL since 1937; it is dedicated to maximizing the abilities and enhancing the lives of people with disabilities.

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“When my son was younger he and his friends used to play all the time. As his friends grew up they started to play stand-up sports and he began to feel left out. This all changed when he found Easter Seals. Here he feels included with life-long friends. I can’t describe the pride I feel when I see him laughing at wheelchair basketball.”

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