(Montreal, Que.) – All of the fast-paced, hard-hitting action of the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) arrives in Montreal, Que. April 7-9 when seven of the top club teams in the country compete in the 2017 CWBL National Championship at the Centre sportif at the Université du Québec à Montréal.
Media and spectators will have the opportunity to witness all of the skill and athleticism that make wheelchair basketball one of the most popular sports for athletes with a disability in the world. The tournament features current and former national team athletes, including several Rio 2016 Paralympians.
Competition begins the morning of Friday April 7, 2017 and concludes with a medal ceremony following the gold medal game on the afternoon of Sunday April 9, 2017.
The tournament is being hosted by Parasports Quebec.
What: 2017 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) National Championship
- Club teams compete for the title of national champion
Who: Local Paralympians David Eng (Montreal, Que.), Jonathan Vermette (Sherbrooke, Que.) and Rosalie Lalonde (St-Clet, Que.), along with 2017 Men’s U23 World Championship hopeful Vincent Dallaire (Quebec, Que.), welcome the best wheelchair basketball players in Canada.
When: April 7-9, 2017
- Opening tip-off April 7 at 8:00 a.m. ET / Gold medal game April 9 at 11 a.m. ET
Where: Centre sportif at the Université du Québec à Montréal
1212, rue Sanguinet, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3E7
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 sport 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 seven Paralympic Games.