Wheelchair Basketball Players To Be Nominated To Rio 2016 Canadian Paralympic Team


(Toronto, Ont.) Monday May 30, marks 100 days to go until the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, and the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Wheelchair Basketball Canada will announce the athletes and coaches nominated to the Rio 2016 Canadian Paralympic Team.

WHAT:    100 days to Rio – Canadian Men’s and Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Teams Nomination Announcement

WHEN:   Monday, May 30, 2016

  • 9:30-10:15 a.m. – Canadian Men’s Team open practice (photo and video opportunity)
  • 10:30-10:45 a.m. – Canadian Men’s and Women’s Teams nomination announcement & Team Canada jacket presentation (photo-op)
  • 10:45 a.m. – Interview availability

WHERE:  Mattamy Athletic Centre, Coca Cola Gym (2nd floor) – 50 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5B 1J2


  • Wheelchair basketball athletes and coaches nominated to Rio 2016 Canadian Paralympic Team
  • Gaétan Tardif, President, Canadian Paralympic Committee
  • Wendy Gittens, Executive Director, Wheelchair Basketball 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. For more information, please visit www.wheelchairbasketball.ca.

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 27 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee’s vision is to be the world’s leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian high performance athletes with a disability and promoting their success, the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations. For more information, visit www.paralympic.ca

For more information, please contact:

Courtney Pollock
Manager, Marketing and Communications
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Tel: 613-260-1296 ext. 203 / Cell: 613-291-6721

Alison Korn
Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications\
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 243 / Cell: 613-298-4927

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