Hosts Announced for 2016 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League National Championships


Avril Harris(Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada is pleased to announce that Parasports Quebec and the British Columbia Wheelchair Basketball Society (BCWBS) will play host to the two Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) National Championships in 2016.

Parasports Quebec will present the CWBL Women’s National Championship from April 15-17, 2016 at the Centre sportif Édouard-Montpetit in Longueuil, Que. BCWBS will host the CWBL National Championship, open to both men and women, from April 22-24, 2016 at the Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops, B.C.

“Both Quebec and B.C. have a rich history of hosting premier national wheelchair basketball events and we are thrilled to see these provinces play host to our competitive league championships in 2016,” said Wheelchair Basketball Canada Executive Director Wendy Gittens.

Rosalie LalondeThe 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 six Paralympic Games.

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