Richmond, B.C.) All of the fast-paced, hard-hitting action of the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) will be on full display in Richmond, B.C. when the top women’s club teams in the country come to town for the National Championship April 25-27, 2014 at the Richmond Olympic Oval.
Six teams will compete for the national title, including local club team the BC Breakers. Breakers players Janet McLachlan, of Vancouver, B.C., and Amanda Yan, of Burnaby, B.C. will soon represent Team Canada at the upcoming 2014 Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship, slated for June 20-28 in Toronto, Ont.
Competition begins the morning of Friday April 25, 2014 and Rick Hansen will be on hand for a ceremonial tip-off at the opening ceremony at 3 p.m. (PT). The tournament wraps up with a medal ceremony following the gold medal game on the afternoon of Sunday April 27, 2014. All games will webcast live at www.viasport.ca.
The tournament is co-hosted by Wheelchair Basketball Canada and the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society.
What: 2014 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) Women’s National Championship
- Six club teams, including the BC Breakers, will compete for the title of national champion
- Top female wheelchair basketball players in Canada
- Local athletes, including Team Canada players Janet McLachlan (Vancouver, B.C.) and Amanda Yan (Burnaby, B.C.)
- Rick Hansen on hand for ceremonial tip-off at opening ceremony
When: April 25-27, 2014
- Competition begins Friday April 25 at 10 a.m. PT
- Opening ceremony on Friday April 25 at 3 p.m. PT
- Gold medal game on Sunday April 27 at 11:45 a.m. PT
Where: Richmond Olympic Oval – 6111 River Road, Richmond, B.C. V7C 0A2
About the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League
The Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) was founded in 1986 and has two primary divisions: the Open division and the Women’s division. The league features wheelchair basketball club teams from across Canada and culminates each season with a national championship for both the Open and Women’s divisions.
The league is fully integrated as both divisions welcome athletes with a disability as well as able-bodied athletes to play in the spirit of competition. It often features some of the country’s best wheelchair basketball players, including past, present and future members of Team Canada.
About British Columbia Wheelchair Basketball Society
BCWBS is a non-profit organization formed in 1983 and registered with Revenue Canada as a charity since 1985. The Society provides support to wheelchair basketball programs throughout British Columbia. For more information, please visit www.bcwbs.ca.
About Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sports governing body responsible for the organization of the sport in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is committed to excellence in the development, support and promotion of wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians from grassroots to high performance. Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport in which Canada is held in high esteem around the world for winning a combined six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the last six Paralympic Games.