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(TORONTO, ONT.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada announced that nine athletes will participate in a camp from November 7-12, 2022, in Arnhem, Netherlands. 

The five days will feature a mix of games and practices – the Senior Women’s National Team will play four exhibition games against the Dutch – an opportunity for game competition against the 2020 Paralympic Gold Medalists.

“This camp will allow our athletes to build team chemistry on and off the court as we prepare for the 2023 season,” said Jeff Dunbrack, Wheelchair Basketball Canada High Performance Director. “The four games against the Dutch will provide our women’s team an opportunity to increase game experience.”

The nine athletes participating are: 

Senior Athletes
Arinn Young (Legal, Alta.)
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.)

Next Gen Athletes 
Anikka Cassidy (Calgary, Alta.)
Megan Smith (Vancouver, B.C.)

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

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

Paul Bowes (London, Ont.) – Program 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
Jeff Dunback (Halifax, N.S.) – High Performance Director

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