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Wheelchair Basketball Canada – (April 23, 2016 – Kamloops, B.C.) The Saskatchewan Club ’99 come out on top on Friday at the 2016 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) National Championship as they emerge undefeated from the round robin action. In tier 1 the Bulldogs de Quebec and Scarbarian Tigers also ended the first day of competition without losses.

Ten of the country’s top competitive club teams are vying for a shot at the national title at the Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops, B.C.

“Wheelchair Basketball Canada is delighted to see our National Championships held in a region such as Kamloops and to see the huge support that the local community has given the event,” said Wheelchair Basketball Canada Executive Director Wendy Gittens. “I would like to thank the British Columbia Wheelchair Basketball Society for hosting this tremendous demonstration of fierce Canadian competition and sportsmanship, you are truly leaders in our sport.”

The round robin competition resumes Saturday as teams determine who will face off in the finals. Tier 2 bronze and gold medal games are set for 2 p.m. PT and tier 1 bronze and gold medal games are set for 10 a.m. PT and 12 p.m. PT, respectively, on Sunday.

For the full list of results, please visit www.wheelchairbasketball.ca.

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 as well as 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 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 www.wheelchairbasketball.ca.

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Media Contact:

Courtney Pollock
Communications Manager
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
613-260-1296 ext. 203
cpollock@wheelchairbasketball.ca