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  • 2017 U23WWBC

    Competition Schedule Released For 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship In Toronto

    Mar 23, 2017
    (Toronto, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada, in collaboration with the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF), is pleased to unveil the competition schedule for the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship taking place June 8-16, 2017 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Ont. A total of 42 games will be played over eight days of […]

  • Selection Camp For Canadian Men’s U23 Wheelchair Basketball Team Held In Scarborough In Preparation For World Championship

    Mar 16, 2017
    (Ottawa, Ont.) In preparation for the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship, the national team hopefuls will be participating in selection camp at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre in Scarborough, Ont., from March 20-24, 2017. Aiming for a podium finish on home soil, Team Canada is looking to put together a strong and capable […]

  • Wheelchair Basketball Canada

    Wheelchair Basketball Canada Welcomes Justin Vaughan as Community Outreach Coordinator

    Mar 14, 2017
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada is pleased to welcome Justin Vaughan to the organization in the role of Community Outreach Coordinator for the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship. “We are thrilled to welcome Justin to the Wheelchair Basketball Canada family,” said Wheelchair Basketball Canada Executive Director Wendy Gittens. “His enthusiasm and experience will […]

  • Matteo Feriani Named Head Coach Of Canadian Senior Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team

    Mar 14, 2017
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada is pleased to appoint Matteo Feriani as the head coach of the Canadian Senior Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team. He takes on the head coaching duties as the Canadian men work towards a top-four finish at the America’s Cup world championship qualifier in Cali, Colombia in August. Feriani, a native of […]

  • 2017 Award & Hall of Fame Nominations Due March 10th

    Mar 03, 2017
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Awards and Hall of Fame. The deadline to submit nominations is March 10, 2017. The award winners and Hall of Fame inductees will be announced at the Wheelchair Basketball Canada annual awards banquet which takes place during the 2017 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League […]

  • 2017 Selection Camp Roster Announced for Canadian Men’s U23 National Wheelchair Basketball Team

    Mar 02, 2017
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada is pleased to announce the list of the 18 athletes invited to attend the selection camp for the Canadian Men’s U23 National Wheelchair Basketball Team at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, in Scarborough, Ont., from March 20-24, 2017. The athletes will compete for 12 roster spots on the Canadian […]

  • 2017 U23WWBC

    Volunteers Wanted For 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship In Toronto

    Feb 28, 2017
    (Toronto, Ont.) With 100 days to go until opening tip-off of the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship in Toronto, the organizing committee is pleased to launch the application process to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic team of volunteers in order to support the successful delivery of this world-class sporting event from June 8-16, […]

  • 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 […]