(LONGUEUIL, QUE.) The best junior wheelchair basketball athletes in Canada will be competing at the Centre sportif de cégep Édouard-Montpetit in Longueuil, Que. from March 16-18, 2018. This event acts as the seeding tournament for the 2019 Canada Games in Red Deer, Alta.
Athletes representing Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia will compete, including several athletes from the Canadian national team program.
Spectators and local media are invited to attend the tournament. Media can capture visuals during the games and athletes and coaches will be available for post-game interviews. The gold medal game will take place on March 18 at 12p.m. EST. The full schedule can be found here.
What: 2018 Junior National Wheelchair Basketball Championships
• Provincial teams including Team Quebec competes for title of Junior National Champion and seeding position for the 2019 Canada Games
Who: Top junior athletes in Canada including athletes from the Canadian national team program
When: Friday March 16 – Sunday March 18, 2018
• Gold medal game March 18 at 12p.m. EST
Where: Centre sportif de cégep Édouard-Montpetit, 260 Rue de Gentilly E, Longueuil, Que. J4H 4A4
About Parasports Québec
Parasports Québec is an organization dedicated to the promotion and development of parasports in Quebec. Its mission is to develop programs or projects that promote the development of people with physical limitations by promoting health and active living to stimulate their integration process. In addition, Parasports Québec promotes access to parasports at all levels of performance.
About Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sport 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 seven Paralympic Games. For more information, please visit www.wheelchairbasketball.ca.
Julie Ma, Communications Coordinator
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
T: 613-260-1296 ext. 205