Athens 2004 gold medallist Paul Gauthier and Paralympic bronze medallist Marco Dispaltro are the headline names chosen to represent Canada in the boccia events at Rio 2016.
Boccia Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) nominated six players on the team for September’s Games, four of which will make their Paralympic debut during the event.
Marylou Martineau and Éric Bussière will join Gauthier in the BC3 event at Rio 2016, while Alison Levine and Iulian Ciobanu will participate in the BC4 competition.
“Canada has won medals in boccia at the last four Paralympic Games, so it's a tradition we hope continues in Rio," said Chef de Mission Chantal Petitclerc.
"There are some excellent leaders and accomplished athletes in this sport who have been able to deliver consistent success across their programme.”
Dispaltro and Bussière will both head to Rio off the back of silver medal-winning performances at the World Open in Povoa de Varzim in Portugal last month and hopes are high of Canadian success in Rio.
"Congratulations to the Boccia Canada athletes nominated to join Team Canada for the upcoming Rio 2016 Paralympic Games,” Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, said.
"Canada has a proud tradition of being a fierce competitor in boccia and I know our athletes are eager to continue to write that story this summer in Brazil.
“All of Canada is behind you."
Head coach Mario Delisle added: “The last performance for many of these athletes at the international level looked great and I can feel everyone's excitement.
“Some important fine tuning work is ahead in July and August, ensuring our team will be a force to reckon with in September."
Boccia team and pairs competition begins on September 11 and individual play gets underway on September 16.