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  • 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 […]

  • Nik Goncin Finding His Way On and Off the Court

    Nov 04, 2019
    (Toronto, Ont.) Nik Goncin credits wheelchair basketball with giving him a renewed sense of direction in his life after he lost his left leg to cancer at the age of 15. A rising star since he began playing the sport in 2008, Goncin is poised for the biggest year yet of his career with his […]

  • Kathy Newman Part of 2020 Induction Class into BC Sports Hall of Fame

    Oct 30, 2019
    (Vancouver, B.C.) Wheelchair sports advocate Kathy Newman is among the 2020 class of inductees into the BC Sports Hall of Fame. Newman will receive the W.A.C. Bennett Award at the induction gala on June 4, 2020 in Vancouver. A native of Vancouver, Newman is a visionary and passionate sport administrator who has dedicated nearly 40 […]

  • Wheelchair Basketball Athlete Joey Johnson and Builder Kathy Newman to Join Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame

    Oct 17, 2019
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada warmly congratulates five-time Paralympian Joey Johnson and visionary builder Kathy Newman on their inclusion in the 2019 class of inductees into the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame. “We are absolutely thrilled for Joey and Kathy and proud to see their immeasurable contributions and outstanding achievements be enshrined in the Canadian […]

  • Wheelchair Basketball Canada Joins Toyota for its Play As One Cross-Country Tour

    Oct 03, 2019
    (Montreal, Que.) On October 5, Toyota Canada is bringing its Play As One basketball experience to Montreal’s Jacques-Cartier Pier. Accessible to everyone, this one-on-one free throw competition begins with 30 seconds to sink as many baskets, followed by 30 seconds while seated in a wheelchair, providing participants the opportunity to try the exciting sport of […]

  • Danielle DuPlessis Ready to Take Her Game to the Next Level

    Sep 30, 2019
    (Toronto, Ont.) As the days get shorter and the leaves change colour, the arrival of fall signals the start of a new basketball season on the horizon. Optimism abounds for wheelchair basketball athlete Danielle DuPlessis and the promise of what’s to come in the next year. DuPlessis, 22, hits the court this week for her […]

  • Hoopfest Wheelchair Basketball Fundraiser Returns November 6

    Sep 12, 2019
    Hoopfest 2019 set for November 6 at Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Paralympian and Team Toyota member, Nik Goncin, named honorary chair Funds raised support Canadians living with a disability to experience the life-changing benefits of wheelchair basketball (Toronto, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s signature fundraising event, Hoopfest, is back this November. Hoopfest, presented by Toyota […]

  • Canadian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team Takes Home Silver from Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games

    Sep 01, 2019
    Canada finishes tournament with 5 wins, 1 loss USA, Canada, and Colombia qualify for Tokyo 2020 (August 31, 2019 – LIMA, PERU) The Canadian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team finish Lima 2019 with silver, a 5-1 record, and a berth into the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. The USA defeated them 76-43 to win the gold medal, while […]

  • Canada Wins Gold in Women’s Wheelchair Basketball at Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games

    Aug 31, 2019
    Kady Dandeneau (Pender Island, B.C.) had a triple-double Arinn Young (Legal, Alta) had 20 points, 10 rebounds (August 30, 2019 – LIMA, PERU) It was a game of inches with Canada emerging victorious to seize gold in women’s wheelchair basketball at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games. In a back-and-forth battle that saw six lead […]

  • Canadian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team Lock Down Tokyo 2020 Spot; Will Play For Gold at Lima 2019

    Aug 30, 2019
    Patrick Anderson (Fergus, Ont.) scored 20 pts and 16 rebounds Canada to play for Gold against the USA Saturday August 31 at 6:00pm ET (August 30, 2019 – LIMA, PERU) With their tickets punched for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, the undefeated Canadian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team will fight for gold at the Lima 2019 […]

  • Canadians Bach, Lachance and Orchard Elected to IWBF Americas Executive Council for 2019-2023

    Aug 30, 2019
    (Lima, Peru) Wheelchair Basketball Canada is pleased to congratulate Canadians Steve Bach, Anne Lachance and Maureen Orchard on their election to the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) Americas executive council. Bach was elected as the new president of IWBF Americas, while Lachance and Orchard retained their positions on the council as the Americas zone classification […]

  • Tokyo Bound – Canadian Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team Locks Up Paralympic Berth With Lima 2019 Semi Final Win

    Aug 30, 2019
    Top 2 teams in the tournament qualify for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Canada to play for Gold against the USA Friday August 30 Arinn Young (Legal, Alta) led all players with 24 points (August 29, 2019 – LIMA, PERU) The Canadian Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team is heading to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games after a […]

  • Canadian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team Reaches Semifinal at Lima 2019; One Win Away From Paralympic Berth

    Aug 29, 2019
    Men’s team must finish Top 3 for spot in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Deion Green (Victoria) scored 14 pts and 5 assists David Eng (Montreal) & Colin Higgins (Fredericton) scored 13 pts (August 28, 2019 – LIMA, PERU) The Canadian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team is one win away from earning a berth into the Tokyo […]

  • Canadian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Tops Pool A at Lima 2019 With Third Straight Win; Advances to Quarterfinals

    Aug 28, 2019
    Men’s team must finish Top 3 for spot in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Nik Goncin (Regina, Sask.) had a triple-double (16 pts, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) Patrick Anderson (Fergus, Ont.) scored 24 points (August 27, 2019 – LIMA, PERU) It was a war of attrition with Canada coming out on top 79-73 in the fight […]

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