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  • IWBF Issues Statement on Deadline Extension for Phase 1 of Athlete Eligibility Assessment

    May 29, 2020
    The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) has issued the following statement regarding the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) decision to extend the deadline to complete the athlete eligibility assessment for 4.0 and 4.5 class players for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. IWBF Statement: IPC has granted IWBF an extension to the deadline to complete the first […]

  • Wheelchair Basketball Canada Audience Survey

    May 27, 2020
    Wheelchair Basketball Canada is conducting a survey designed to help us to better understand and serve our audiences. Please take some time to complete the survey and you can enter for the chance to win a $100 gift card.  Your input will be used to inform marketing and communication decisions and all your answers will […]

  • Chad Jassman Will Be More Than Ready for Opening Tip-Off once Basketball Resumes

    May 25, 2020
    The competitive fire still burns bright for Chad Jassman. Even with the sporting world on pause, the Team Canada veteran intends to be more than ready when the red light turns green and he get back to tearing it up on the basketball court. The two-time Paralympian and Paralympic gold medalist is making the most of the […]

  • Wheelchair Basketball Canada Debuts Trivia Night May 27

    May 22, 2020
    Are you ready to flex your brainpower? Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) is thrilled to launch Trivia Night, hosted by coach Darrell Nordell, as we look to entertain and engage with our fans and bring the community together while wheelchair basketball is still on pause. Rally together virtually with your friends and family and join us […]

  • Canada Basketball and Wheelchair Basketball Canada Working Together on Return to Sport Guidelines

    May 21, 2020
    Dear Canadian basketball community, The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to not only our sport, but society as a whole. Canada Basketball and Wheelchair Basketball Canada, in consultation with medical and scientific experts, as well as local, provincial/territorial and federal health authorities, are in the process of developing “Back To Basketball”, a multi-phased […]

  • Erica Gavel Named to International Wheelchair Basketball Federation Athlete Steering Committee

    May 20, 2020
    Canadian Women’s National Team player Erica Gavel has been appointed to represent the Americas Zone on the new International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) Athlete Steering Committee. The goal of the Athlete Steering Committee is to establish the parameters for an elected IWBF Athlete Commission. The committee will be to guide IWBF’s Commission for Legal Matters […]

  • Confidence Not in Question for Kady Dandeneau After Award-Winning Year

    May 11, 2020
    If confidence is half the battle, then Canadian Women’s National Team player Kady Dandeneau is well on her way to victory. Dandeneau’s self-assurance stems from the knowledge of having put in the work to unleash the full power of her potential. All of the gruelling hours on the court and in the gym, and the time  away from her family […]

  • Wheelchair Basketball Canada Launches Athlete Spotlight Series Presented by Toyota

    Apr 25, 2020
    Ever wonder what drives Canada’s high-performance wheelchair basketball athletes? What they do beyond basketball? Get to know your Canadian athletes as Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) launches its Athlete Spotlight Series, presented by Toyota. Over the coming months, WBC will check in with Canadian athletes vying to represent Team Canada on the world stage, including athletes on the journey towards […]

  • Relive Team Canada’s Run to Gold at the 2014 IWBF Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship with WBC and CBC Sports

    Apr 20, 2020
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Missing sports? Us too. Join us as we relive all of the excitement of Canada’s magical playoff run to the gold medal on home soil at the 2014 IWBF Women’s World Championship in Toronto. Along the way, we’ll check in with the athletes and alumni who lived it. Starting this Thursday, April 23, […]

  • Wheelchair Basketball Canada Announces Annual Award Winners and Inducts Athlete Joanne MacDonald into the Hall of Fame

    Apr 18, 2020
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Newfoundland athlete Joanne MacDonald headlined the list of outstanding individuals honoured Saturday evening as Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) welcomed her into the Hall of Fame and unveiled the winners of its annual awards. Team Canada’s Kady Dandeneau (Pender Island, B.C.) was named the Grosso Hooper Law Female Athlete of the Year, while fellow […]

  • Wheelchair Basketball Canada to Announce Annual Award Winners and Welcome New Member to Hall of Fame April 18

    Apr 15, 2020
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) invites the Canadian wheelchair basketball community, our sport and corporate partners, media and fans to come together and join us for our annual Awards and Hall of Fame announcement on Saturday April 18 at 7 p.m. ET. We encourage everyone to tune in live on our Facebook and YouTube […]

  • Bo Hedges Calm Throughout Current Storm of Uncertainty

    Mar 31, 2020
    (Toronto, Ont.) Bo Hedges has a calm demeanor and quiet confidence on the basketball court. A co-captain on the Canadian Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team and a three-time Paralympian, Hedges navigates the highs and lows of the game with level-headed composure. With the world being turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic, Hedges maintains that […]

  • Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Rescheduled for August 2021

    Mar 30, 2020
    (Tokyo, Japan) The International Paralympic Committee announced Monday that the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games have been rescheduled to take place from August 24 to September 5, 2021. The dates were confirmed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the IPC. The IPC also confirmed that all those who […]

  • 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 […]

  • IWBF Provides Update on Progress of IPC Athlete Eligibility Assessment

    Mar 03, 2020
    IWBF Statement: The Presidents of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF), Andrew Parsons and Ulf Mehrens, met in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Friday (28 February) to discuss wheelchair basketball’s non-compliance with the IPC Athlete Classification Code. The two parties discussed the IPC Governing Board’s decision to remove wheelchair basketball from the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games until […]

  • 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 […]

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