(Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada is pleased to announce that Parasports Quebec and the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association (OWSA) will play host to the two Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) National Championships in 2017.
Parasports Quebec will present the CWBL National Championship, open to both men and women, from April 7-9, 2017 at the Université du Québec à Montréal in Montreal, Que. OWSA will host the CWBL Women’s National Championship from April 21-23, 2017 at the Haber Recreation Centre in Burlington, Ont.
“Both Quebec and Ontario have played host to the National Championships in recent years and we are thrilled to see these provinces take on this prestigious event once again,” said Wheelchair Basketball Canada Executive Director Wendy Gittens.
The tournaments feature competitive club teams from across Canada as they compete for the title of CWBL champions. The CWBL also features play from both athletes with a disability and able-bodied athletes and includes past, present, and future athletes within the Canadian National Team program.
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.
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 league championship for each division.
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 seven Paralympic Games.