Parasports Quebec Names Roster for 2015 Canada Winter Games Wheelchair Basketball Team

(Montreal, Que.) Parasports Quebec is proud to announce the 12 players selected to represent Quebec in wheelchair basketball at the 2015 Canada Games in Prince George, British Columbia.

The Canada Games will take place from February 13 to March 1, 2015. The wheelchair basketball competition will take place during the first week of the games, from February 16-20, 2015, at Duchess Park Secondary School.

The 12 athletes selected to represent Team Quebec are:

  • Jonathan Vermette (Sherbrooke)
  • Marc Laurence (St-Hyacinthe)
  • Étienne Moisan (Laval)
  • Vincent Dallaire (Quebec City)
  • Philippe Vermette (Sherbrooke)
  • Élodie Tessier (St-Germain de Grantham)
  • Rosalie Lalonde (St-Clet)
  • Jade St-Pierre (Montreal)
  • William Gamache (La Prairie)
  • Alexandre Courcelles (St-Roch de l’Achigan)
  • Benjamin Palmer (Laval)
  • Nicolas Palmer (Laval)

Team Quebec features three athletes with the men’s national team, including Jonathan Vermette, Philippe Vermette and Vincent Dallaire. The team also has three other athletes with international experience, including Élodie Tessier, Rosalie Lalonde and Alexandre Courcelles.

The team will be led by coaches Marc-Antoine Ducharme, Jonathan Gariepy and Karine Côté. Ducharme will participate in his fifth Canada Games after taking part as an athlete in 1999 and 2003, as an assistant coach in 2007, and as a head coach in 2011 and now 2015. This will be the first Canada Games experience for Gariepy and Côté.

Team Quebec is in search of its fourth consecutive title in Prince George after winning the Canada Games gold medal in 2003, 2007 and 2011.

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