On Saturday June 10 at Etobicoke’s Centennial Park the heat was on! Physiotherapists are famed for their dogged competitive spirit, but nothing stokes the fire of competition like a no-holds-barred beach volleyball tournament.

The day couldn’t have been nicer. Warm temperatures and a perfect breeze; beaming sunshine, only matched by the glow of sixty sun-kissed smiles on the happy faces of our participants.

The OPA’s Westgate district was proud to host our inaugural Beach Volleyball Tournament in support of the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada. A total of seven teams contributed to this effort from across the breadth of the GTA. Neuro-physiotherapists rubbed sandy shoulders next to orthopaedic physios; in-patient therapists next to out-patient; and a few supportive friends and family members joined the mix as well.

Here was the day’s roster:

  • Neurocore (Hardcore)
  • Neurocore (Softcore)
  • Hamilton Health Sciences
  • Propel Physiotherapy
  • Fun In The Sun
  • Team Twinkies
  • D-ACEpacitos

The games were fast-paced and fun, with many coming right down to the wire or ending in a tie. The brief breaks between were peppered with drinks, snacks, and the handing out of our giveaway prizes. By early afternoon, when the dust (literally and figurately) settled, we had our winner ….. Team Twinkies!

Many thanks to all our participants for coming out and supporting our PFC. We are pleased to have raised over $500 to support this important cause. Thanks to the OPA and Cornerstone Physiotherapy for donating prizes. Special thanks to Andres Rodriguez for working hard as our lead organizer.

Like our Facebook page and stay tuned for future ways to get involved! https://www.facebook.com/OPAWestgate/

Your Westgate Executive, Alison, Sharan, Joon, Mujeeb, Andres, Aaron, Julie.

Participant Feedback

“Was a fun way to enjoy a beautiful sunny day outdoors in good company while raising money for a great cause.  I enjoyed all the matches, especially playing with players of all ages and skills.”  -Jean Liu 

“Thank you very much for the organizers, it was lots of fun.  I am happy that HHS was able to make all the other teams feel good… 🙂  Hopefully we can help support Westgate and PFC next year, you are all great people!” -Oren Cheifetz