Saskatchewan referee in Rio officiating sitting volleyball at Paralympic Games

Image Courtesy of CBC News
Image Courtesy of CBC News

By CBC News, September 11, 2016 

Louise Ashcroft became involved in officiating in 2005

Behind all the athletes, the celebrations and the heartbreaks, Regina’s Louise Ashcroft is in Rio as an official at the Paralympic Games.

After taking in the beautiful and colourful opening ceremonies, Ashcroft has been busy on the courts officiating women’s sitting volleyball. She told CBC Radio’s Saskatchewan Weekend when Canada faced the host nation Brazil on Friday, she was blown away by the support the Brazilians showed, comparing their participation to a flash mob that never stopped.

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