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  • Wheelchair Basketball Journey Comes Full Circle for Doll Siblings at 2019 Canada Games

    Feb 15, 2019
    (Red Deer, Alta.) Siblings Mackenzie, Bradon and Jayna Doll share an everlasting bond not only through blood, but also through the sport of wheelchair basketball. The sport brought them closer together as kids and will soon unite them once more in their home province of Alberta at the 2019 Canada Games in Red Deer. Their […]

  • Canada Games Unveils Broadcast and Webcast Schedule for 2019 Games in Red Deer

    Feb 11, 2019
    Watch the 2019 Canada Winter Games on TSN, RDS and CanadaGames.live Back-to-Back wheelchair basketball games to air on TSN and RDS February 19 at 9:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. MT) All other wheelchair basketball games to stream live on CanadaGames.live (Red Deer, Alberta) The 2019 Canada Winter Games, along with TSN, RDS and SportsCanada.TV, have […]

  • Wild Wheelchair Basketball Competition in the Works for 2019 Canada Winter Games

    Feb 06, 2019
    All of the best up-and-coming junior wheelchair basketball athletes in Canada will be vying for the championship title at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta next week. The Canada Games take place from February 15-March 3, 2019 and the wheelchair basketball competition will run from February 17-21 at the Gary W. Harris […]

  • Paralympian Élaine Allard Passing The Torch With Transition To Coaching Ahead Of 2019 Canada Games

    Jan 30, 2019
    Allard: “The sport gave a lot to me, and I want to give back as much as I can.” (Montreal, Que.) The competitive fire still burns for Paralympian Elaine Allard. While her days as a fixture playing for the Canadian national team are behind her, the native of Saint-Eustache, Que. has set her sights on […]

  • Canadian Men’s National Team Hosts Japan In Friendly Match January 24th In Toronto

    Jan 16, 2019
    (January 24, 2019 – TORONTO, ONT.) The Canadian Senior Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team will host Japan in an exhibition game on January 24, 2019 at the National Training Centre located at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre in Scarborough, Ont. The friendly match will tip off at 5 p.m. ET and is open to […]

  • 2019 Award & Hall of Fame Nominations Due March 10, 2019

    Jan 14, 2019
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Awards and Hall of Fame. The deadline to submit nominations is March 10, 2019. The award winners and Hall of Fame inductees will be announced at the Wheelchair Basketball Canada annual awards banquet which takes place during the 2018 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League […]

  • Hoopfest 2018 Puts Corporate Community to the Test in Support of Grassroots Wheelchair Basketball

    Nov 23, 2018
    To date Hoopfest has raised more than $37,000 in support of grassroots wheelchair basketball in Canada (Toronto, Ont.) Led by some of Canada’s finest athletes, the corporate community hit the hardcourt at Hoopfest on Thursday to test their skills in a challenging, team-building tournament in support of grassroots development for wheelchair basketball across Canada. Hoopfest […]

  • Hoopfest Wheelchair Basketball Fundraiser Returns November 22

    Oct 22, 2018
    Hoopfest 2018 set for November 22 at Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre 3-time Paralympic champion Tracey Ferguson named honorary chair Funds raised support Canadians living with a disability to experience the life-changing benefits of wheelchair basketball (Toronto, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s signature fundraising event is back with one month to go until Hoopfest 2018. Hoopfest, […]

  • Season Underway for National Academy Program, presented by Toyota Canada and Toronto Rollin Raptors Rosters Named

    Oct 03, 2018
    23 athletes that have trained in the National Academy Program have gone on to represent Canada at the international level 22 athletes named to Rollin Raptors squad Roster includes 13 returning players, and 9 National team athletes A new season has started for a group of next generation Canadian wheelchair basketball athletes at the National […]

  • Team Canada’s World Championship Rookies Reflect on Their First Experience at a Major Event

    Sep 25, 2018
    Last month, nine athletes donned a Canadian jersey for the first time ever in the biggest World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in the history of the sport. The top 16 men’s teams and top 12 women’s teams on the globe competed from August 16-26, 2018 in 10 days of exciting competition. For the rookies, being in […]

  • Canadian Maureen Orchard Honoured by International Wheelchair Basketball Federation with Gold Medal Triad

    Sep 07, 2018
    (OTTAWA, ONT.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada is proud to congratulate revered builder Maureen Orchard of Winnipeg, Man., who was recently honoured by the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) with the prestigious Gold Medal Triad award and the title of honorary secretary general. After more than 50 years as a dedicated basketball and wheelchair basketball volunteer, including […]

  • Wheelchair Basketball Canada Launches 2018-19 Application Phase for Special Project Funding

    Aug 30, 2018
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada invites provincial sport organizations and clubs across Canada apply for the 2018-19 phase of Special Project Funding. Funding is available for projects that occur between April 1st, 2018 and March 31st, 2019. Special Project Funding focuses on the early stages of the LTAD model, specifically First Contact/Recruitment up to the Train […]

  • Canadian Steve Bach Re-Elected as Vice-President of International Wheelchair Basketball Federation

    Aug 30, 2018
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada is proud to congratulate Steve Bach of Edmonton, Alta. on being re-elected Vice-President of the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF). Bach was voted in for a second term in the role on Friday August 24 during the IWBF World Congress which was held in conjunction with the 2018 World Wheelchair Basketball […]

  • 2018-2019 Special Project Funding

    Aug 29, 2018
    On behalf of Christina Jones, VP Domestic please find below an invitation to apply to the: 2018-2019 Special Project Funding Funding is available for projects that occur between April 1st, 2018 and March 31st, 2019. Special Project Funding focuses on the early stages of the LTAD model, specifically First Contact/Recruitment up to the Train to […]

  • Canadian Teams Place Fifth and Twelfth at 2018 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships

    Aug 25, 2018
    Team Canada women edge USA 68-53 for fifth, while Canadian men place 12th after 70-66 loss to Italy Team Canada women finish with a 5-3 record; Canadian men end with 2-3 record Both teams shifting focus to Tokyo 2020 (Hamburg, Germany) The Canadian Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team locked up fifth place at the 2018 World Championships […]

  • Team Canada Women to Battle for Fifth Place at 2018 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships; Canadian Men Vie for 11th

    Aug 24, 2018
    Canadian women overpower France 77-38 in consolation playoff match Canadian women (4-3) to play the United States (4-3) for fifth place, while Canadian men (2-2) take on Italy (2-2) for 11th place on Saturday Arinn Young put up a game-high 26 points on blistering hot 78 per cent shooting (Hamburg, Germany) The Canadian Women’s Wheelchair […]

  • Canada Eliminated in Quarter-Finals at 2018 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships

    Aug 23, 2018
    Canadian women defeated by China 63-56 in quarter-finals Canadian women (3-3) to play in consolation round Friday Cindy Ouellet was a force with a game-high 23 points, nine rebounds and two assists (Hamburg, Germany) The Canadian Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team was eliminated from medal contention after a 63-56 setback to China in the quarter-finals at […]

  • Team Canada Women to Face China in Quarter-Finals at 2018 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships

    Aug 22, 2018
    Canada places third in pool A with 61-52 win over Brazil Canadian women (3-2) to play China (4-1) in quarter-finals Thursday Cindy Ouellet tied for game high with 26 points, while Kady Dandeneau had 18 points (Hamburg, Germany) The Canadian Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team advanced to the quarter-finals at the 2018 World Championships after securing […]

  • Statement Regarding Incident in Algeria – China Game at 2018 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship

    Aug 21, 2018
    (HAMBURG, GERMANY) Wheelchair Basketball Canada has issued the following statement in reaction to an incident that took place during the Algeria and China women’s game at the 2018 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship: “We are deeply disappointed by video footage we saw from the Algeria and China women’s game. The behaviour demonstrated by the Chinese coach […]

  • Canadian Women Bested by the Netherlands, Canadian Men Out of Medal Contention at 2018 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships

    Aug 21, 2018
    Canadian women drop 64-52 decision to Dutch in pool play while Canadian men fall 79-68 to Poland in crossover match Canadian women (2-2) sit third in pool A with one more round robin game to play Arinn Young led Canada with 21 points, followed closely by Cindy Ouellet with 18 points Nik Goncin led all players […]

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