(May 3, 2021) TORONTO – It’s often said that during challenging times opportunities can be uncovered.

In the wake of in-person events not being a reality, PowerHockey Canada recognized the importance of finding a way to connect the powerhockey and broader parasport community together. Since March 2020, like everyone else, powerhockey organizations have been essentially shut down and without the feeling that is synonymous with sport: togetherness.

In light of this, PowerHockey Canada sought to innovate and find a solution, thus the first-ever PowerHockey Canada Summit has been established. The 2021 PowerHockey Canada Summit presented by Coinsquare and Amylior will feature a three-day, 100% virtual event taking place from July 9th to 11th. The event will be free to attend thanks to the generous sponsors and supporters.

“We have really felt a void over the past year in not being able to get together as a community, whether it is for a weekly recreational game or at a tournament,” says Paul Desaulniers, President of PowerHockey Canada and a former player for 19 seasons. “PowerHockey Canada decided to embrace the current situation, adapt to it, and take the lead to create a truly engaging virtual experience. Our goal is to unite the parasport world by having meaningful discussions, developing ourselves as individuals, and having some fun along the way!”

Over the course of the three days the 2021 PowerHockey Canada Summit will explore the inaugural theme of #PowerToBecome. The weekend will have opportunities for the para-athletes, their families, friends, and anybody interested in parasport to connect, a series of live sessions, entertainment, and so much more.

“Our team at PowerHockey Canada has worked hard to ensure that there’s something for everyone who attends. Whether you’re attending the panel discussion on Diversity & Inclusion in Parasport, the live session on The World of Powerhockey, or learning about sport preparedness during Ready to Compete at All Levels of Play, there is a great balance of topics that can even be applied outside of the parasport community,” remarks Meghan Hines, Vice President of PowerHockey Canada and current player for more than 20 years. 

“This is going to be an event like we haven’t seen before in the powerhockey community. PowerHockey Canada is excited to be using these challenging times to turn it into a positive experience and one that benefits everyone, regardless of who or where you are and how you’re involved,” Emmett Britton, fellow Director of PowerHockey Canada and veteran coach for over a decade, says. “At the end of the day, we all have the power to become better versions of ourselves.” 

Registration for the 2021 PowerHockey Canada Summit is open now via www.phcanadasummit.com.

Learn more about PowerHockey Canada: https://www.powerhockeycanada.com

Media or sponsor enquiries contact: paul@powerhockeycanada.com


PowerHockey Canada is a national parasport organization that is focused on the growth and development of powerhockey nationwide. Established in 2018, PowerHockey Canada is recognized as a Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association. Through this designation it works to achieve its goals and objectives of developing, funding, promoting, and operating powerhockey activities, programs and facilities for the purposes of governing, advancing and promoting the sport in Canada.

From the grassroots level to high performance play, PowerHockey Canada is committed to excellence for all para-athletes from coast-to-coast. Its player-oriented Board of Directors finds ways to engage with all Canadians, demonstrating the abilities of the para-athletes and showing that success and excellence is not limited by ability.