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Wheelchair Basketball Canada – TORONTO, May 25, 2016 – 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.
100 days to Rio – Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Men’s and Women’s Teams nomination announcement
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 Team nomination announcement & Team Canada jacket presentation (photo-op)
10:45 a.m. – Interview availability
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
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
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