Tammy McLeod’s boccia journey began in 1991 when she attended her first Boccia Blast, marking the beginning of a lifetime commitment to the sport she loves. She represented Canada on the world stage at four Paralympic Games – Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, and London 2012, solidifying her as a true icon in the world of boccia. Beyond the Paralympics, Tammy’s international presence is marked by her participation in three World Championships and four World Cups.
Tammy’s impact extends beyond the field of play. Her dedication to the growth of boccia is evident in her voluntary contributions at the local and provincial level. She generously donates her time, sharing her expertise and passion, fostering a sense of community in the sport. Tammy is a guiding force for her local club, the London Cannonballs, where she coaches and does outreach events, inspiring the next generation of boccia enthusiasts.
Tammy’s legacy is not just in the medals she has earned, but in the pathways she has paved for those who follow.
The OCPSA Athlete Lifetime Achievement Award is given in recognition of a OCPSA athlete who has made a significant and lasting impact in their sport through athletics accomplishments. Award recipients must have had extraordinary success, demonstrated the highest level of sportsmanship and fair play, contributed to sport development, and inspired other athletes.
The Ontario Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (OCPSA) was founded in 1981 as a registered charitable organization for the delivery of sport to persons with cerebral palsy. Today, OCPSA is a leading sport organization in the province for persons with a disability, focused on sport development, participation and performance for athletes in Para-Athletics (Track and Field) and Boccia.
Organization Contact for Media Inquiries:
Juliana von Cramon, Program Manager
Ontario Cerebral Palsy Sports Association