Hannah Juneau Joins 2014 Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship As Event Manager

(Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada, host of the 2014 Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship (2014WWWBC), is pleased to announce that Hannah Juneau has joined the tournament organizing committee as Event Manager.

The 2014WWWBC is the largest women’s world championship in history and will take place June 20-28 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto. Over 400 athletes, coaches, officials, delegates, and volunteers will attend the event that features 12 participating countries.

As a key member of the 2014WWWBC organizing committee, Juneau will work closely with key leads in each of the tournament’s six functional areas: Operations, Sport Technical, Finance and Administration, Marketing and Communications, Protocol and Ceremonies and Legacy, in order to ensure the effective operational and logistical planning and delivery of the event.

“Hannah brings a wealth of skills, experience, and attributes that will contribute greatly to the mission and goals of Wheelchair Basketball Canada and the 2014WWWBC. We are ecstatic to welcome her to the hosting team and looking forward to leveraging her expertise in event management, sport administration, volunteer recruitment, community development and partnership building,” said 2014WWWBC Event Chair Kathy Newman.

Juneau has spent the past twelve years building her professional career within the Canadian Sport System and abroad. Her international games experience includes roles as a results manager with the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India, manager of Speed Skating Canada House at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and as a member of mission staff at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games. Following a five-year stint as program officer with the Commonwealth Games Association of Canada, she worked to inspire and develop young people through sport and play with the UK based organization World at Play as the international sport leader for Eastern Europe.

Most recently, as special projects manager with Speed Skating Canada, she oversaw the family and friends program for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

She also benefits from extensive event experience and program building at the local and community levels. She is currently the president of KidSport Ottawa and the founder and president of Kamatipa New Hope, a charity that raises funds to cover the school fees for orphans and vulnerable children living in Kamatipa, Zambia. Moreover, she helped organize the inaugural Ottawa Corporate Challenge in 2013, and continues to be involved in special projects for City Wide Sports – Parks and Recreation with the City of Ottawa. Prior to that she has worked with You Canada (YOUCAN), United Way for the Growing Up Great Network, and the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance.

Hannah Juneau, 2014WWWBC Event Manager, can be reached by phone at 819-332-6449 or by email at hjuneau@wheelchairbasketball.ca.

For more information, visit www.2014wheelchairbasketball.com.

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