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  • Statement from Steve Bach, Wheelchair Basketball Canada President, Regarding COC / CPC Decision to Not Send Athletes to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the Summer of 2020

    Mar 23, 2020
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) praises the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) for reaching the extremely difficult but necessary conclusion to not send athletes to the Tokyo 2020 Games unless they are postponed due to the impact of COVID-19. We feel this is the right decision, and are proud that […]

  • Kady Dandeneau Headlines List of Canadian Award Winners from the 2019-20 National Wheelchair Basketball Association Season

    Mar 20, 2020
    Though the season was abruptly cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, Canadians still made quite the impact on the hardcourt in the U.S.-based National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) leagues in 2019-20. Headlining the list of outstanding performances, Team Canada’s Kady Dandeneau was named the Female Player of the Year in the NWBA intercollegiate division […]

  • Wheelchair Basketball Canada Suspends All Programming in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Mar 13, 2020
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Amid growing concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) has made the difficult decision to suspend all programming until further notice, including all National Team program activities and WBC-sanctioned domestic events. “The health and safety of athletes, coaches, officials, staff, partners, volunteers, fans and the general public take precedence above all […]

  • Statement on 2020 Junior East Wheelchair Basketball Championship

    Mar 12, 2020
    The 2020 Junior East Wheelchair Basketball Championship has been cancelled. Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) and host Parasport New Brunswick made the decision due to ongoing concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was scheduled to take place March 14-15, 2020 in Fredericton. “Given the uncertainty and the continuously evolving nature of the situation, WBC is […]

  • Top Junior Wheelchair Basketball Athletes in Eastern Canada Descend on Fredericton for 2020 Junior East Championship

    Mar 09, 2020
    (Fredericton, N.B.) The 2020 Junior East Wheelchair Basketball Championship is coming to Fredericton, N.B., from March 14-15 at the Richard J. Currie Center at the University of New Brunswick. Athletes, both with and without disabilities, representing New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec will compete for a regional championship crown in 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball. The […]

  • Wheelchair Basketball Canada Welcomes Two New Members to Board of Directors

    Feb 27, 2020
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors who will contribute to the organization’s pursuit of excellence on and off the court. The newly elected directors are Edward Byers, of Toronto, Ont., and Thomas Soulliere of Victoria, B.C. “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Ed […]

  • Canada Golden at Osaka Cup to Kick Off 2020 and the Home Stretch to Tokyo

    Feb 16, 2020
    Photo: Osaka Cup 2020 (Osaka, Japan) The Canadian Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team started the 2020 calendar year in style with a decisive victory at the 2020 Osaka Cup friendly tournament at the Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium on Sunday in Osaka, Japan. The Canadian women went 4-0 in Osaka against world championship silver medallist Great Britain […]

  • Veteran Tamara Steeves Cherishes Every Moment on the Court

    Feb 14, 2020
    (Osaka, Japan) Commitment. Hard work. Teamwork. For veteran Team Canada wheelchair basketball athlete Tamara Steeves, these aren’t just clichés – they’re words to live by. This unshakable mentality has propelled Steeves to where she is today as an established leader and mentor in her ninth season with the Canadian Senior Women’s National Team. “Being a […]

  • Lee Melymick Ready to Build on Breakout Season

    Jan 31, 2020
    (Toronto, Ont.) Confidence has never been higher for athlete Lee Melymick coming off of a breakout year in 2019. It’s been a swift start to what looks to be a promising career with the Canadian Men’s National Team. After a silver medal performance with Team Ontario at the 2019 Canada Games to start the year, […]

  • IWBF Sets Tokyo 2020 Official Draw for March 22

    Jan 27, 2020
    Draw to determine wheelchair basketball competition groups for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (Tokyo, Japan) The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) announced Monday that the official draw for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will take place on March 22. The draw will determine the preliminary round groups for the men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball competitions at […]

  • Call for Nominations for Wheelchair Basketball Canada Annual Awards and Hall of Fame

    Jan 09, 2020
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) welcomes the opportunity to celebrate individual excellence with the call for nominations for its annual Awards and Hall of Fame. The nomination deadline is February 9, 2020. Award Nomination Form Hall of Fame Nomination Form The award winners and Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized at the WBC […]

  • IWBF Announces International Technical Officials for Tokyo 2020

    Dec 23, 2019
    The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) has unveiled the list of international technical officials (ITOs) for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, which includes four Canadians. Leading the way is Steve Bach as a part of the tournament technical committee, while Sergio Giordano will be one of six referee supervisors. On the court, Canada will be […]

  • For Erica Gavel, the Road to Tokyo is the Road Less Travelled

    Dec 13, 2019
    “Sometimes things can be really, really hard, but anything worthwhile is hard.” (Toronto, Ont.) Erica Gavel wears many hats – high-performance athlete, PhD student, avid researcher, and parasport ambassador. She is capping off quite the year, the last few weeks of which have been an absolute whirlwind. But Gavel wouldn’t have it any other way. […]

  • Wheelchair Basketball Canada Statement on the 2022 IWBF World Wheelchair Basketball Championships

    Dec 11, 2019
    Wheelchair Basketball Canada congratulates Dubai on being awarded the right to host the 2022 IWBF Men’s and Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championships and thanks the IWBF for their consideration of Canada’s bid. “While we are disappointed with this outcome, we are proud of the bid we put forward to bring the world championships to Ottawa. […]

  • Wheelchair Basketball Canada Welcomes Shelley Levoy as Manager of Fundraising and Events

    Dec 06, 2019
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) is pleased to welcome Shelley Levoy to the organization in the role of Fundraising and Events Manager. “We are thrilled to have Shelley join our team,” said WBC Marketing and Communications Director Jody Kingsbury. “Shelley is an innovative professional with an impressive background in fundraising and event management. We […]

  • Wheelchair Basketball Canada Welcomes IWBF to Ottawa in Bid to Host 2022 World Championships

    Nov 18, 2019
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada proudly welcomes representatives from the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) to Ottawa as part of Canada’s bid to host the 2022 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in the Nation’s Capital. “Canada is beyond ready to host the greatest world wheelchair basketball championships of all-time,” said Steve Bach, President of Wheelchair Basketball […]

  • Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame Welcomes Wheelchair Basketball Athlete Joey Johnson and Wheelchair Sports Builder Kathy Newman

    Nov 16, 2019
    (Vancouver, BC) The Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame welcomed seven new members on Friday evening at an induction ceremony held at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel. Five athletes – Colette Bourgonje (Porcupine Plain, SK), Josh Dueck (Kimberley, BC), Viviane Forest (Edmonton), Garett Hickling (Kelowna, BC), and Joey Johnson (Lorette, MB) – as well as […]

  • Technical Packages Available for 2019-2020 Season

    Nov 08, 2019
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) has released the technical packages for the 2019-2020 season. The following technical packages apply for the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) National Championsips in 2020 (Open and Women), and for the Junior East and Junior West Championships in 2020. CWBL Open and CWBL Women’s National Championships – 2019-2020 Junior […]

  • Call for Nominations for Wheelchair Basketball Canada Board of Directors

    Nov 07, 2019
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) is a world-leading national amateur sport organization committed to excellence in the development, support and promotion of wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians. A not-for-profit organization, WBC is strategic and innovative in driving the growth and evolution of the game and championing inclusion to empower people of […]

  • Hoopfest Wows Corporate Community in Support of Grassroots Wheelchair Basketball

    Nov 07, 2019
    Hoopfest 2019 brings total to nearly $50,000 raised in support of grassroots wheelchair basketball in Canada (Toronto, Ont.) The corporate community was out in full force for Hoopfest on Wednesday, putting their wheelchair basketball skills to the test in a challenging and thrilling 3-on-3 tournament alongside members of Team Canada at the Toronto Pan Am […]

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