Top Junior Wheelchair Basketball Athletes in Eastern Canada Descend on Fredericton for 2020 Junior East Championship

(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 event marks the first leg of the journey towards the 2023 Canada Winter Games in P.E.I.

Spectators and media are invited to attend the tournament. Media can capture visuals of the games and athletes and coaches will be available for post-game interviews. The gold medal game will take place on Sunday March 15 at 11 a.m. AT.

WHAT: 2020 Junior East Wheelchair Basketball Championship

WHO: Top junior athletes from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec on the road to the 2023 Canada Winter Games

WHEN:

  • Saturday March 14, 2020 – 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (AT)
  • Sunday March 15, 2020 – 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (AT)

WHERE: Richard J. Currie Center at the University of New Brunswick

  • 15 Peter Kelly Drive, Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5A3

The event is governed by Wheelchair Basketball Canada and presented by Parasport New Brunswick.

About Parasport NB

Parasport New Brunswick is the provincial sport organization for wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and is the umbrella organization for the Paralympic sports development in New Brunswick. Parasport NB is committed to creating opportunities for persons with a disability to participate in positive and rewarding sport and recreation experiences. Find us on Facebook @ParasportNB or visit parasportnb.ca.

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 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. Visit wheelchairbasketball.ca.

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Media Contacts

Sally Hutt
Executive Director
Parasport NB
506-238-4311
sally.hutt@parasportnb.ca

Courtney Pollock
Communications Manager
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
613-260-1296 ext. 205
cpollock@wheelchairbasketball.ca

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