Allez Hop! in the News

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Image by Quincy Houdayer, The Manitoban.

The Projector‘s Sarah Vandale on Allez Hop! as a community event X extreme sport:

This was James Harvey, 22, and James Couture’s, 22, first time watching a wheelchair basketball game. “It’s a lot cooler to watch wheelchair basketball than regular basketball,” Couture said.

“It’s almost like an extreme sport,” Harvey added.  “I would love to see regular basketball players try to do it in a chair.”

Unrau said the community’s response to the event was incredible.

“It’s great to have a crowd out, to grow the awareness of inclusive and accessible sport for everyone and just show that everyone can play together,” Unrau said. “Basketball is a fully inclusive sport.”

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The Projector publishes video recap of the night: watch “Looking at the Lights of Nuit Blanche” here.

 

Plus The Manitoban‘s Emilia Fournier covers Allez Hop!, sport, and urban space:

“This is a longer-term project where we’re working with the athletes… thinking about what sport means, what the connections between sport and art are, what accessibility is,” said Amaya.

“We hope that people will begin to think more about the many types of sport there are out there, but also about opportunities to create more permanent urban spaces for all people to be outside.”

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