2016 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League Women’s National Championship Coming To Longueuil April 15-17

041316-CWBLWomensNationals-portrait(Longueuil, Que.) All of the fast-paced, hard-hitting action of the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) arrives in Longueuil, Quebec April 15-17 when five of the top club teams in the country compete in the 2016 CWBL Women’s National Championship at the Centre sportif Édouard-Montpetit.

Five teams will compete for the national title, including host Quebec. The tournament also features current and former national team athletes, including several hopefuls to represent Team Canada at the upcoming Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Competition begins the morning of Friday April 15, 2016 and concludes with a medal ceremony following the gold medal game on the afternoon of Sunday April 17, 2016.

The tournament is being hosted by Parasports Quebec.

What:

  • 2016 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) Women’s National Championship
  • Five club teams compete for the title of national champion

Who:

  • Local Paralympians Cindy Ouellet (Quebec, Que.), Elaine Allard (Saint-Eustache, Que.) and Maude Jacques (Lac-Beauport, Que.) welcome the best female wheelchair basketball players in Canada

When: 

  • April 15-19, 2016
  • Opening tip-off April 15 at 9 a.m. ET / Gold medal game April 17 at 10:45 a.m. ET

Where:

  • Centre sportif Édouard-Montpetit
    945 Chemin de Chambly, Longueuil, Que. J4H 4A9

 

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 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.

For more information, visit: www.wheelchairbasketball.ca

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