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(TORONTO, Ont.) All of the fast-paced, hard-hitting action of the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) arrives in Montreal, Que. April 15-17, when the top club teams from across the country compete in two divisions at the 2022 CWBL National Championship at the Centre Pierre Charbonneau.
 
Media and fans are invited to witness all of the skill and athleticism that make wheelchair basketball one of the most popular adaptive sports in the world. The competition begins on the morning of Friday, April 15, 2022, when the Les Glaciers tip-off against athletes representing New Brunswick and Manitoba. The tournament concludes with the gold medal games on Sunday, April 17, 2022.
 
Teams will compete for the title of national champion in two divisions. The tournament also features current and former national team athletes, including several hopefuls to represent Team Canada at this summer’s Americas Cup.
 
The event is governed by Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) and presented by Parasports Quebec.
 
For more information, please visit our website at www.wheelchairbasketball.ca.

What: 2022 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) National Championship
•    Club teams compete for the title of national champion in two tiers

Who: Paralympians Cindy Ouellet (Quebec City, Que.) and Vincent Dallaire (Quebec City, Que.) and the Gladiateurs de Laval welcome the best wheelchair basketball players in Canada.
 
When: April 15-17, 2022
•    Opening tip-off April 15 at 8 a.m. (ET) | Gold medal games start April 17 at 10 a.m. (ET)

Where: Centre Pierre Charbonneau 3000 rue Viau, Montréal, Que. H1V 3J3

Those attending are asked to wear a mask while at the venue and may be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination as per the facility protocol.

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 championship for both the Open and Women’s divisions. The league is fully integrated as both divisions welcome athletes with a disability and 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.

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 from grassroots to high performance for all Canadians. 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.

About Parasports Québec
Parasports Québec is one of the leaders in the development of parasports in Canada and is an organization dedicated to the promotion and development of parasports in Quebec. Its mission is to set up programs or projects that promote the development of people with physical limitations, by promoting health and active living to stimulate their integration process and to coordinate and promote access to parasports sport at all levels of performance, for the benefit of persons with a physical limitation.

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Media wishing to attend the 2022 CWBL Nationals or arrange interviews should contact:
 
Dhiren Mahiban
Communications & Digital Media Manager
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
C: 416-574-6682
dmahiban@wheelchairbasketball.ca