Richmond to host 2023 CWBL National Championship
(TORONTO, ONT.) – The Richmond Olympic Oval will play host to all the fast-paced, hard-hitting action of the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) May 13-15, when the top club teams from across the country compete in two divisions at the 2023 CWBL National Championship in Richmond, B.C.
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 Saturday, May 13 when the Gladiateurs de Laval tip-off against Club 99. The tournament concludes with the gold medal game on Monday, May 15, 2023.
Teams will compete for the title of national champion. The tournament also features current and former national team athletes, including several athletes set to represent Team Canada at the IWBF World Championships (June 9-20) and the Parapan American Games (Nov.17-26).
The weekend will also include the Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet. Female and Male Athletes of the Year will be awarded along with the Junior Athlete of the Year and the Leadership and Excellence Award recipient. The night will conclude with a Hall of Fame induction.
The event is governed by Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) and presented by the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society (BCWBS).
More information, including schedule and results can be found here.
What: 2023 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) National Championship
• Club teams compete for the title of national champion.
Who: Paralympians Tara Llanes (North Vancouver, B.C.) and Kady Dandeneau (Pender Island, B.C.) and the BC Grizzlies welcome the best wheelchair basketball athletes in the country.
When: May 13-15, 2023
• Opening tip-off May 13 at 8 a.m. (PT) | Gold medal game May 15 at 1 p.m. (PT)
Where: Richmond Olympic Oval 6111 River Rd, Richmond, BC V7C 0A2
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.
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.
For more information, please contact:
Communications & Digital Media Manager
Wheelchair Basketball Canada