The 19th Portage Games will begin on August 14 in Saint-Malachie, where youths from the rehabilitation centres in Quebec, Ontario and New-Brunswick will be vying for the team spirit trophy.
Un esprit sain dans un corps sain
The various sporting events (deck hockey, volley-ball, basket-ball, and soccer) will allow the youths to showcase their strengths and to stand out. In addtion, this year, warm-up periods will be held every morning and afternnon in an effort to reduce avoidable injuries.
The Portage Games are an opportunity for more than 75 youths to meet and put into practice the many competencies they’ve acquired at Portage. Team work, social abilities and peer support will help them realise their full potential. This annual meeting gives them a great opportunity to share their life and rehabilitation experiences while having fun.
Portage’s goal is to increase the youths’ sense of success, to let them see they are not alone, and to support them in achieving their goals.
Good luck to all the teams!