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(RICHMOND, B.C.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada announced that the Canadian Women’s carding camp will take place from April 10-13 at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Richmond, B.C.

A total of 12 athletes will take part in the four-day camp, including eight members of the Paralympic team, which represented Canada at the 2020 Games. Captains Arinn Young (Legal, Alta.) and Cindy Ouellet (Quebec City, Que.) will be among the camp participants.

The purpose of this camp is for athletes to get assessed and awarded their cards for the year. The top Canadian athletes from the national team pool receive funding through the Sport Canada Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) for the season. Athletes who receive funding through AAP are known as carded athletes.

“Fresh off the Women’s National Championship Festival and last month’s development camp, the carding camp provides our athletes and coaches another opportunity to work together on player development,” said Jeff Dunbrack, Wheelchair Basketball Canada High Performance Director. “We know our athletes are coming to camp excited and motivated as we build towards finalizing our roster for the 2022 competition, including the Americas Cup and World Championships.”

The athletes attending carding camp are (Athletes with Paralympic experience denoted with a *):

Arinn Young (Legal, Alta.)*
Kady Dandeneau (Pender Island, B.C.)*
Sandrine Bérubé (Beauharnois, Que.)*
Danielle DuPlessis (Fredericton, N.B.)*
Cindy Ouellet (Quebec City, Que.)*
Aurélie Jacob-Verreault (Lévis, Que.)
Élodie Tessier (Saint-Germain de Grantham, Que.)*
Megan Smith (Vancouver, B.C.)
Tamara Steeves (Mississauga, Ont.)*
Tara Llanes (North Vancouver, B.C.)*
Melanie Hawtin (Oakville, Ont.)* 
Anikka Cassidy (Calgary, Alta.)
    
Marc Antoine Ducharme (Chambly, Que) – Senior Women’s Head Coach
Marni Abbott-Peter (Vancouver, B.C.) – Assistant Coach  
Tim Frick (Pender Island, B.C.) – Assistant Coach 

Additional Wheelchair Basketball Canada Support Staff

Paul Murata (Toronto, Ont.) – Senior Women’s Athletic Therapist
Joe Leszner (Thornhill, Ont.) – Mental Performance Consultant
Colby Hathaway (Four Falls, N.B.) – Strength & Conditioning Coach
Luke Vanderheyden (Hamilton, Ont.) – Physical Preparation Specialist 
Dylan Carter (Toronto, Ont.) – Performance Analyst
Jeff Dunbrack (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 wheelchairbasketball.ca.

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

dmahiban@wheelchairbasketball.ca