(MONTREAL, QUE.) Six of the best women’s wheelchair basketball club teams in Canada descend on the Centre sportif at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) April 12-14 in pursuit of the national title. The 2019 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) Women’s National Championship is the top women’s wheelchair basketball club event in Canada and is open to athletes with and without a disability. Some of Canada’s top Paralympians and Team Canada hopefuls will compete alongside elite able-bodied players in a battle for the national championship crown that is sure to thrill spectators.
Media and fans are welcome to come experience the pure speed, skill and impact that make wheelchair basketball a fan favourite and the most popular sport in the world for athletes with a disability. Competition begins at 8 a.m. ET on Friday April 12 and concludes with the bronze and gold medal games starting at 9 a.m. ET on Sunday April 14.
Paralympians Cindy Ouellet, Maude Jacques and Rosalie Lalonde and the rest of team Quebec will welcome the B.C. Breakers, the defending champion Edmonton Inferno, the Calgary Rollers, and teams Ontario and Saskatchewan to the competition in Montreal.
The tournament features current and future stars and notable alumnae from the Canadian Women’s National Team, including several hopefuls to represent Canada at the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The competition is also inclusive, as athletes with a disability and able-bodied athletes compete together on a level playing field.
The event is hosted by Parasports Québec.
What: 2019 CWBL Women’s National Championship
Who: Paralympians Cindy Ouellet (Quebec City), Maude Jacques (Lac-Beauport) and
Rosalie Lalonde (Saint-Clet) and the rest of team Quebec welcome the top
women’s club teams in Canada in a quest for the national championship title.
When: April 12-14 2019 – Opening tip-off at 8 a.m. ET on April 12 | Championship final
at 11 a.m. ET on April 14 (to be followed by medal presentations)
Where: Centre sportif at the Université du Québec à Montréal – 1212 Sanguinet Rd.
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 Parasports Québec
Parasports Québec is the leader in Canada for the development of parasports and is an organization dedicated to the promotion and development of parasports in Quebec. Parasports Québec is the Quebec sports federation of five sports: wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis, para-athletics and powerchair soccer.
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.
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Tel: 613-260-1296 ext. 203