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  • 2017 U23WWBC

    Groups Set for 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship

    Feb 25, 2017
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada, in conjunction with the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF), is pleased to announce the competition groups for the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship (2017 U23WWBC) following the conclusion of the official draw. The 2017 U23WWBC will take place June 8-16, 2017 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto. Over 400 […]

  • Maureen Orchard

    Wheelchair Basketball Builder Maureen Orchard to Join Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame

    Feb 22, 2017
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) would like to congratulate former president Maureen Orchard on being among the 2017 class of inductees into the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame. Orchard will be inducted in the builder category at a ceremony on April 7, 2017 in Ottawa, Ont. “Maureen has been a dedicated leader and a […]

  • 2017 U23WWBC

    Teams Set For 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship in Toronto

    Feb 21, 2017
    (Toronto, Ont.) The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) and the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship (2017 U23WWBC) organizing committee are pleased to announce the 12 countries that will compete at the world junior championship from June 8-16, 2017 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Ont. The Canadian Men’s U23 National Team will join […]

  • Harnock, Jewells, Lancia and McLachlan Retire From Canadian National Wheelchair Basketball Team

    Feb 17, 2017
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Paralympians and world champions Katie Harnock, Jamey Jewells, Adam Lancia and Janet McLachlan are hanging up their jerseys after announcing their retirements from the Canadian National Wheelchair Basketball Teams. A multiple Paralympic medallist, Lancia dedicated 20 years to playing with the men’s national team program. The veteran trio of women were all key contributors […]

  • The United States and Iran Take Top Spots in Qualifiers for 2017 IWBF Men’s U23 World Championship

    Feb 01, 2017
    (Ottawa, Ont.) The United States, Brazil, Iran, Japan and Australia have earned their spots at the upcoming IWBF 2017 Men’s U23 World Championship. Teams from the United States and Brazil were successful in the America’s Zone qualifier, while teams from Iran, Japan and Australia made it to the podium to qualify in the Asia-Oceania Zone qualifier. It was […]

  • Top Five Teams in U22 European Championship Qualify for 2017 IWBF Men’s U23 World Championship

    Jan 18, 2017
    (Ottawa, Ont.) At the end of the U22 European Championship, teams from Turkey, Great Britain, Germany, Italy and France were successful in securing their trips to Toronto this June. Last week, eight wheelchair basketball teams from across Europe made their way to Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy, to compete in the tournament. From January 9th to 14th […]

  • Wheelchair Basketball Part of ParticipACTION’s 150 Play List

    Jan 10, 2017
    To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, ParticipACTION has created a list of 150 physical activities that define us as Canadian. Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) is proud to see the inclusion of wheelchair basketball on the 150 Play List. Thank you to all who voted for our great sport! The 150 Play List launched on January 6, […]

  • Wheelchair Basketball Canada Welcomes Shirka Shuriye as Schools Program Coordinator

    Jan 09, 2017
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada, in collaboration with the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association (OWSA), is pleased to welcome Shirka Shuriye to the organization in the role of Wheelchair Basketball Schools Program Coordinator. The Schools Program is designed to educate teachers and students about the sport of wheelchair basketball and encourage youth, with or without a […]

  • Wheelchair Basketball Canada Holiday Office Hours

    Dec 20, 2016
    Wheelchair Basketball Canada would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season! Please note that our office will be closed from December 24th to January 2nd. See you in 2017 as we continue to work towards the IWBF Men’s U23 World Championship!

  • South Africa Qualifies for 2017 IWBF Men’s U23 World Championship

    Dec 15, 2016
    (Ottawa, Ont.) South Africa has qualified for the 2017 IWBF Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship thanks to a thrilling finish against Nigeria in the final game of the U23 African World Championship Qualifier in Johannesburg, South Africa last week. From December 5th to 10th, wheelchair basketball teams from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Nigeria vied […]

  • Jeff Dunbrack

    Wheelchair Basketball Canada Welcomes Jeff Dunbrack as High Performance Director

    Dec 14, 2016
      (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada is delighted to announce that Jeff Dunbrack is joining the organization in the role of High Performance Director as of January 2017. “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Jeff back into the fold and are confident that he will lead our high performance program to new heights as we […]

  • Former Wheelchair Basketball Athlete Michelle Stilwell and Coach Tim Frick To Be Inducted into B.C. Sports Hall of Fame

    Dec 13, 2016
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada congratulates six-time Paralympic gold medallist Michelle Stilwell and distinguished wheelchair basketball coach Tim Frick on being part of the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame induction class of 2017. The induction ceremony will take place on Wednesday April 12, 2017 in Vancouver, B.C. A seven-time Paralympic medallist, Stilwell captured one gold […]

  • Hosts Announced for 2017 Junior Regional Wheelchair Basketball Championships

    Dec 02, 2016
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada is pleased to announce that Wheelchair Sports Alberta (WSA) and the Nova Scotia Wheelchair Sports Association (NSWSA) will play host to the two Junior Regional Championships in 2017. The Junior West Regional Championship will take place from April 28-30, 2017 at the Penhold Regional Multiplex in Red Deer, Alta. The […]

  • Wheelchair Basketball Canada Congratulates Athlete Marni Abbott-Peter and Coaching Great Tim Frick On Their Induction Into the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame

    Nov 04, 2016
    (Toronto, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada congratulates three-time Paralympic gold medallist Marni Abbott-Peter and legendary coach Tim Frick on their induction into the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame. The 2016 induction celebrations were presented by the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons (CFPDP) on Friday, November 4th at the Farimont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Ont. […]

  • Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee Celebrate Rio 2016 Athletes in Canada’s Capital Region

    Nov 03, 2016
        Relive the excitement of the Team Canada Celebrations! @SportCanada_EN @TeamCanada #35MStrong pic.twitter.com/GuFURgKn5B — CDN Paralympic Team (@CDNParalympics) December 19, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) On Wednesday, November 2, the Government of Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Committees, hosted more than 250 Canadian athletes and coaches in Ottawa and Gatineau to celebrate […]

  • Hosts Announced for 2017 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League National Championships

    Oct 31, 2016
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada is pleased to announce that Parasports Quebec and the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association (OWSA) will play host to the two Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) National Championships in 2017. Parasports Quebec will present the CWBL National Championship, open to both men and women, from April 7-9, 2017 at the Université du Québec […]

  • Joe Higgins Part of 2016 Induction Class into the Delta Sports Hall of Fame

    Oct 18, 2016
    (Delta, B.C.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) would like to congratulate longtime National Team program coach Joe Higgins on being among the 2016 class of inductees into the Delta Sports Hall of Fame. Higgins will be inducted in the coach category at a ceremony on October 22, 2016 in Delta, B.C. Higgins has been a leader […]

  • Hamburg to Host World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in 2018

    Oct 14, 2016
    The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) has announced Hamburg, Germany as the host city for the World Wheelchair Basketball Championships for both men and women in 2018. The event will take place from August 17–26, 2018 at the Wilhelmsburger Inselparkarena in Hamburg, Germany. Sixteen men’s teams and 12 women’s teams will compete for the title […]

  • Team Canada’s Paralympic rookies reflect fondly on first Games experience at Rio 2016

    Oct 05, 2016
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Many athletes would describe representing their country at the Paralympics as the ultimate goal. For nearly half of the Canadian national wheelchair basketball team athletes, that goal became a reality as the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games marked their first time donning red and white at the pinnacle event in their sport. MADE THE […]

  • WBC

    2016 Annual General Meeting

    Sep 23, 2016
      (Ottawa, Ont.) The Wheelchair Basketball Canada 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on September 27, 2016, from 1-3 p.m. ET via teleconference. The conference call will be hosted through GoTo Meeting. You can join the call from your computer, tablet or smartphone using the link provided, or by calling 647-497-9379 and entering […]