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BC Wheelchair Basketball Society – May 27, 2019 (Vancouver B.C.) BC Wheelchair Basketball Society and Let’s Play BC will be hosting a series of school visits in School District 83, May 28, 29 and 30th. As part of our ongoing community schools programs, Paralympic Champion and Let’s Play BC Director,  Marni Abbott-Peter will be travelling though the North Okanagan-Shuswap region to visit local schools, including her alma mater, MV Beattie Elementary School in Enderby.

Thanks to the support of BC Wheelchair Basketball Society, The Woodward Foundation, and visSport, new sport wheelchairs have been purchased to be used for adapted sports in communities like Salmon Arm, Sicamous and Enderby. “This fleet of sport wheelchairs will allow all students to learn new skills and be physically active no matter what their abilities are. It will also provide an opportunity to educate parents, teachers and students on the importance of inclusion and accessibility,” proudly states Marni Abbott-Peter.

“I am thrilled to be in a position to give back to my community and school district.  M.V. Beattie elementary school provided me with solid academic and athletic skills that have allowed me to follow my dreams with confidence,” commented Abbott-Peter.  School District 83 is focussed on inclusion throughout the school district and is excited about bringing adapted sport opportunties to the region through the Let’s Play BC and BCWBS program.

With the anticipated new Salmon Arm Indoor Tennis centre, which will be fully accessible, bringing adapted sport opportunties to the region will increase the programs and services offered to all residents and help drive the message of the increased importance of physical literacy for kids of all ages and all abilites.

About BC 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 Let’s Play BC
Let’s Play is an initiative of the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society that helps children with mobility related physical disabilities across British Columbia become physically active early in life and encourages them to stay that way.  Let’s Play provides an age appropriate size sport wheelchair and resources to develop physical literacy skills so that children can confidently participate in play, sport and physical education with their peers. 

For more information:
Please contact:

Michelle Comeau
BCWBS Communications Manager
Mobile: 403-512-7671 or email: michellercomeau@gmail.com