Canadian Men’s National Team Hosts Japan In Friendly Match January 24th In Toronto

(January 24, 2019 – TORONTO, ONT.) The Canadian Senior Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team will host Japan in an exhibition game on January 24, 2019 at the National Training Centre located at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre in Scarborough, Ont. The friendly match will tip off at 5 p.m. ET and is open to the public.

The exhibition game marks a test for Canada on the road to the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games this August, where the Canadians will compete for a berth to the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
Members of the media are invited to attend the game to capture visuals and Canadian athletes and coaches will be available for post-game interviews.

WHAT: Canada vs. Japan – Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Friendly Match
WHO: Canadian Senior Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team vs. Japan
WHEN: Thursday January 24, 2019 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET
WHERE: Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre – 875 Morningside Ave, Toronto, ON M1C 0C7

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 seven Paralympic Games. For more information visit www.wheelchairbasketball.ca

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Courtney Pollock
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T: 613-260-1296 ext. 203
cpollock@wheelchairbasketball.ca

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