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(TORONTO, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada is pleased to announce 11 athletes will attend the Women’s Development Camp from March 21-25, 2022, at WBC’s National Training Centre. 

Among the 11 athletes attending are Tokyo 2020 Paralympians Tamara Steeves (Mississauga, Ont.), Sandrine Bérubé (Beauharnois, Que.), Tara Llanes (North Vancouver, B.C.), and Danielle Duplessis (Fredericton, N.B.).

“This camp is an important first step in the 2022 season and will be focused not only on-court development but also on continuing to grow as a program,” said Jeff Dunbrack, Wheelchair Basketball Canada High Performance Director. “With limited opportunities for development over the past two years, our athletes and staff are excited to come together for this camp.”

Senior athletes:

Tamara Steeves (Mississauga, Ont.)
Sandrine Bérubé (Beauharnois, Que.)
Tara Llanes (North Vancouver, B.C.)
Danielle Duplessis (Fredericton, N.B.)

Development athletes:

Sydney Poapst (Edmonton, Alta.) 
Anikka Cassidy (Calgary, Alta.)
Desiree Isaac-Pictou (Eel River Bar, N.B.)
Lara Fennell (Stoney Creek, Ont.)
Rosie Long (Oakville, Ont.)
Megan Smith (Vancouver, B.C.)
Mercy Nyakundi (Hamilton, Ont.)

Marc Antoine Ducharme (Chambly, Que) – Senior Women’s Head Coach
Raeleen Baggs (Paradise, Nfld.) – Assistant Coach
Rebecca Greene (St. John’s, Nfld.) – Assistant Coach
Paul Murata (Toronto, Ont.) – Athletic Therapist

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 committed to excellence in developing, supporting, and promoting 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 worldwide for winning a combined six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the last seven Paralympic Games. For more information, please visit wheelchairbasketball.ca.

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Media Contact: 

Dhiren Mahiban
Communications & Digital Media Manager
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
C: 416-574-6682
dmahiban@wheelchairbasketball.ca