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OVA: A Panel on Body Image

By Admin, 07/21/21, 9:15PM EDT

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The OVA will be hosting an interactive Zoom call on Sunday, July 25 at 8:00 p.m. featuring four Ontario Volleyball alumni and high performance athletes to tackle the discussion of body image.

We're happy to have Alexandra Poletto and Liam Kopp return to the discussion and have Jessica Ennis and Jia Lonardi on the call.

On the call, the athletes will recount their experiences dealing with challenges and issues related to body image, including social media and creating a positive environment. Attendees can also contribute to the conversation and ask the panel any questions they have regarding their own challenges or as it relates to the panel.

Visit our website for the link to join the call this Sunday.

OVA hosting video call on Body Image

By Ontario Volleyball, 07/21/21, 1:45PM EDT

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The OVA will be hosting an interactive Zoom call on Sunday, July 25 at 8:00 p.m. featuring four Ontario Volleyball alumni and high performance athletes to tackle the discussion of body image.

Alexandra Poletto

Team Canada Beach Volleyball
University of Southern California (Beach); Colorado State University (Indoor)
Leaside Volleyball Club

Alex is a professional beach volleyball player who has been competing in international competition since 2014, appearing on numerous continental tours and multi-star FIVB events.  Her university career spans indoor and beach with each resulting in multiple All-Conference accolades and NCAA National tournament turnouts.

Liam Kopp

Team Canada Beach Volleyball - Next Gen
McMaster University

Liam has made 23 appearances on the international beach volleyball circuit, most recently placing third at the 2019 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour in Punta Cana with partner Jake MacNeil, a career-best on the tour.

Jessica Ennis

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Jessica was a fulltime beach Team Ontario athlete who is currently playing beach volleyball in the NCAA for University of Birmingham Alabama.

Jia Lonardi

Team Ontario OHPSI Athlete

Jia Lonardi transitioned from indoor volleyball to full-time beach in 2018. She is currently an Ontario High Performance Sports Initiative athlete with objectives to compete internationally with future Olympic objectives.

The athletes will share their experiences dealing with challenges and issues related to body image, including social media, creating a positive environment , validation and self love. Attendees can also contribute to the conversation and ask the panel any questions they have regarding their own challenges or as it relates to the panel. 

To attend for this Zoom call, please click the button below.

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