ParaSport and Recreation PEI to host Canada’s next generation of talent at Junior Nationals
(CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I.) The top junior Wheelchair Basketball athletes in Canada will participate in the Junior National Championship at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre on the University of Prince Edward Island campus in Charlottetown from June 10-12, 2022.
The competition will act as a seeding tournament and test event for the 2023 Canada Games in P.E.I. (Feb.18-Mar. 5, 2023).
Athletes representing Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Saskatchewan will compete in the three-day tournament.
“We are excited to have the top junior athletes showcase their talent in P.E.I. at the Junior National Championship,” said Wendy Gittens, Wheelchair Basketball Canada Executive Director. “This tournament, which will be a preview of what’s to come at the 2023 Canada Games, will feature future talent for both our men’s and women’s national teams.”
Fans and media are invited to attend the tournament. Media can capture visuals during the games, and athletes and coaches will be available for post-game interviews. The gold medal game will take place on June 12 at 11 a.m. ADT. The full schedule, pools and rosters can be found at www.wheelchairbasketball.ca.
What: 2022 Junior National Wheelchair Basketball Championship
- Provincial teams, including athletes from Prince Edward Island, compete for the title of Junior National Champion and seeding/test event for the 2023 Canada Games.
Who: Top junior Wheelchair Basketball athletes from across Canada
When: Friday, June 10 – Sunday, June 12, 2022
- Gold medal game Sunday, June 12, 2022, 11 a.m. ADT
Where: Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3
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 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 the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island
As a province known for its hospitality, we’re excited to welcome the 2023 Canada Winter Games to Prince Edward Island. From February 18 – March 5, 2023, the Games will bring together 3,600 athletes, managers, and coaches, across 20 different sports, for the largest multi-sport event in the country. With a forecasted economic impact of over $100 million, the 29th edition of the Canada Games will be the largest event hosted in Prince Edward Island’s history.
Our offices are located in Charlottetown and Summerside, PEI on the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.
Together, we’ll spark greatness and celebrate the power of sport and share the warmth, community, and spirit of PEI with every corner of the country. From athletes and coaches to volunteers and fans, the 2023 Games will make every Canadian an Islander.
About ParaSport and Recreation PEI
ParaSport and Recreation PEI is the provincial sport governing body for Paralympic sport and parasport on Prince Edward Island. It is a non-profit, charitable organization established in 1974. The organization is led by a volunteer Board of Directors elected annually. It is the mission of ParaSport and Recreation PEI to provide recreation and sports opportunities for all individuals with a physical disability on Prince Edward Island.
Communications & Digital Media Manager
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Manager, Marketing & Communications
2023 Canada Games Host Society
Media Sales Strategist
ParaSport and Recreation PEI