WBC Suspends All Programming in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 13, 2020 – OTTAWA, ONT.) Amid growing concerns
around the COVID-19 pandemic, Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) has
made the difficult decision to suspend all programming until further
notice, including all National Team program activities
and WBC-sanctioned domestic events.
“The health and safety of athletes, coaches, officials, staff, partners, volunteers, fans and the general public take precedence above all else,” said WBC Executive Director Wendy Gittens. “While this decision was not made lightly, we felt it prudent to rise to the occasion in the interest of public safety to mitigate the risks associated with the spread of COVID-19.”
WBC continues to monitor the latest information from public health officials and maintain open communication with all National Team program athletes and member organizations across Canada regarding this evolving situation.
About Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sport governing body responsible for the organization of the sport in Canada. It is a non-profit 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 seven Paralympic Games. For more information visit wheelchairbasketball.ca
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