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British Columbia Wheelchair Basketball Society – September 19, 2017 (Vancouver, BC) British Columbia Wheelchair Basketball Society (BCWBS) is pleased to announce that in conjunction with Wheelchair Basketball Canada we will be hosting the 2018 Canadian Women’s Wheelchair Basketball National Championships.

BCWBS will present the CWBL Women’s National Championship from April 6-8, 2018 at the Richmond Oval, Richmond, BC. The Richmond Olympic Oval, built for the 2010 Winter Olympics and was originally configured with a long track speed skating rink is a strong community partner of BCWBS.  It acts as an indoor multi-sports arena and hosts a variety of grassroots wheelchair basketball events throughout the season.

“BCWBS has played host to the National Championships in recent years, 2012 and 2014, and we are thrilled to work with Wheelchair Basketball Canada again this year to bring the event back to our province”, said BCWBS Executive Director Sian Blyth.

The tournament features six (6) 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.

“B.C. has a long history of women’s wheelchair basketball excellence and we can’t wait to inspire the next generation of female athletes,” says Blyth.

About British Columbia Wheelchair Basketball Society

The BC Wheelchair Basketball Society (BCWBS) is the provincial sports governing body which provides support to wheelchair basketball programs throughout BC. BCWBS’s mission is to provide experiences that  inspire inclusion, participation and excellence through wheelchair basketball

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 seven Paralympic Games.

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.

For more information:

Please contact: 
Michelle Comeau
BCWBS Communications Manager

Mobile: 403-512-7671 or email: michellercomeau@gmail.com