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(OTTAWA, ONT.) – Wheelchair Basketball Canada announced that 11 athletes will participate in a camp and series of games from May 17-20 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The Senior Women’s National Team will play six friendly international games against Australia and the United States in preparation for the upcoming IWBF World Championships (June 9-20).

“The five-day camp will allow our athletes to build team chemistry on and off the court as we prepare for the World Championships,” said Jeff Dunbrack, Wheelchair Basketball Canada High Performance Director. “The six friendly games will assist our athletes with the needed reps in preparation for Dubai.”

Team Canada’s game schedule:

Thursday, May 18
USA vs Canada 4 p.m. ET
Australia vs Canada 9 p.m. ET

Friday, May 19
Canada vs Australia 4 p.m. ET
USA vs Canada 9 p.m. ET

Saturday, May 20
Canada vs USA 11 a.m. ET
Australia vs Canada 9 p.m. ET

All games will be live streamed on Facebook here.

The 11 athletes participating are:
Arinn Young (Legal, Alta.)
Cindy Ouellet (Quebec City, Que.)
Élodie Tessier (Saint-Germain de Grantham, Que.)
Kady Dandeneau (Pender Island, B.C.)
Melanie Hawtin (Oakville, Ont.)
Sandrine Bérubé (Beauharnois, Que.)
Tara Llanes (North Vancouver, B.C.)
Tamara Steeves (Mississauga, Ont.)
Puisand Lai (Toronto, Ont.)
Sofia Fassi Fehri (Montreal, Que.)
Megan Smith (Vancouver, B.C.)

Marni Abbott-Peter (Vancouver, B.C.) – Senior Women’s Head Coach
Tim Frick (Pender Island, B.C.) – Assistant Coach
Dylan Carter (Toronto, Ont.) – Assistant Coach & WBC Performance Analyst

Additional Support Staff
Paul Murata (Toronto, Ont.) – Senior Women’s Athletic Therapist
Jeff Dunback (Halifax, N.S.) – High Performance Director
Hailey Roll (Mississauga, Ont.) – High Performance Coordinator

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


For more information, please contact:

Dhiren Mahiban
Communications & Digital Media Manager
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
C: 416-574-6682