Team Manitoba Recruiting Wheelchair Basketball Athletes For 2015 Canada Games

(Winnipeg, Man.) The Manitoba Wheelchair Sports Association (MWSA) is recruiting wheelchair basketball athletes to represent Team Manitoba at the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

MWSA is recruiting both male and female athletes with a physical disability as well as able-bodied athletes. The age eligibility for Canada Games participation is 13 – 24 before January 1, 2015. The Canada Winter Games take place February 13 – March 1, 2015 in Prince George, British Columbia.

Team Manitoba Schedule

  • Regular practice Tuesday evenings at the University of Winnipeg – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Talent ID Camp February 1-2, 2014
  • Training Camp March 2nd, 2014

For more information, please visit www.mwsa.ca.

About the Canada Games

The Canada Games are Canada’s largest national multi-sport competition for young athletes. The event brings together the top young amateur athletes in Canada who compete for their respective province or territory.

The Canada Games take place every two years, alternating between the summer and winter program. The Games act as a stepping stone in the development of Canada’s next generation of national, international, Olympic and Paralympic champions. Each province has played host to the Games at least once since their inception in Quebec City in 1967.

Wheelchair basketball made its debut at the winter edition of the Canada Games in 1995.

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