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(TORONTO, ONT.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada announced that 13 athletes will participate in a training camp from May 12-21, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. 

In addition to practices, Team Canada will also play six exhibition games against Team USA – an opportunity to increase game experience for all athletes – from May 18-21.

“The 10-day training camp will allow our athletes to build team chemistry on and off the court as we prepare for the 2022 season,” said Jeff Dunbrack, Wheelchair Basketball Canada High Performance Director. “The six exhibition games against Team USA will give our women’s team excellent competition in preparation for upcoming tournaments, including Americas Cup.”

The athletes attending camp are: 
Arinn Young (Legal, Alta.)
Megan Smith (Vancouver, B.C.)
Anikka Cassidy (Calgary, Alta.)
Aurélie Jacob-Verreault (Lévis, Que.)
Cindy Ouellet
(Quebec City, Que.)
Danielle Duplessis (Fredericton, N.B.)
Élodie Tessier (Saint-Germain de Grantham, Que.)
Kady Dandeneau (Pender Island, B.C.)
Melanie Hawtin (Oakville, Ont.)
Sandrine Bérubé (Beauharnois, Que.)
Sofia Fassi Fehri (Montreal, Que.)
Tara Llanes (North Vancouver, B.C.)
Tamara Steeves (Mississauga, Ont.)

Coaches
Marc Antoine Ducharme (Chambly, Que.) – Senior Women’s Head Coach

Marni Abbott-Peter (Vancouver, B.C.) – Assistant Coach

Karla Tritten – (Edmonton, Alta.) – Assistant Coach 

Additional Support Staff
Dylan Carter (Toronto, Ont.) – Performance Analyst
Joe Leszner (Thornhill, Ont.) – Mental Performance Consultant  

Paul Murata (Toronto, Ont.) – Senior Women’s Athletic Therapist
Colby Hathaway (Four Falls, N.B.) – Strength & Conditioning Coach
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 wheelchairbasketball.ca.

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Media Contact:
 
Dhiren Mahiban
Communications & Digital Media Manager
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
C: 416-574-6682
dmahiban@wheelchairbasketball.ca