Media Advisory – BC Royal Announces Team Roster for CWBL National Championship
Wheelchair Basketball Canada – April 30, 2018 (Vancouver B.C.) The 2018 CWBL National Championship tournament is scheduled for later this week at the Martensville Athletic Pavilion, Saskatoon, S.K. The CWBL features wheelchair basketball club teams from across Canada and culminates each season with a national championship. The league is fully integrated welcoming athletes with a disability as well as able-bodied athletes to play in the spirit of competition.
The BC Royals features some of the province’s best wheelchair basketball players, including past, present and future members of Team Canada. Chilliwack’s Ben Hagkull, recently invited to centralize with Team Canada, will be the youngest member of the BC Royals playing in Saskatchewan. He is joining team-mate mentors like current National Team athlete Bo Hedges and retired Paralympic Gold Medalist Richard Peter, for this weekends’ event.
When: May 4-5-6, 2018
Location: Martensville Athletic Pavilion, 200 Mike Sands Blvd, Martensville, SK S0K 0A2
Who: BC Royals, Alberta Northern Lights, Team Saskatchewan, Parasports Quebec, Lethrbidge Steamers, Manitoba, and Brampton Cruiser Suns.
Player Highlights BC Royals
- Bo Hedges*, Fort St. John
- Tara Llanes*, Vancouver
- Ben Hagkull*, Chilliwack
- Alphonsus To**, Vancouver
- Ivan Yeung, Vancouver
- Bryan Shore, Kelowna
- Stuart Olsen, Seattle, WA
- Aidan Love, Victoria
- Richard Peter, Vancouver
**Current Hong Kong National Team
Full Game Schedule & Results can be found here.
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. For more information, please visit http://www.bcwbs.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, 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. For more information, please visitwww.wheelchairbasketball.ca.
For more information:
Michelle Comeau BCWBS Communications Manager
Mobile: 403-512-7671 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org