(Kamloops, B.C.) All of the fast-paced, hard-hitting action of the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) arrives in Kamloops, B.C. April 22-24 when ten of the top club teams in the country compete in the 2016 CWBL National Championship at the Tournament Capital Centre.
Teams will compete for the title of national champion in two tiers. The tournament also features current and former national team athletes, including several hopefuls to represent Team Canada at the upcoming Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Competition begins the morning of Friday April 22, 2016 and concludes with a medal ceremony following the gold medal game on the afternoon of Sunday April 24, 2016.
The tournament is being hosted by the British Columbia Wheelchair Basketball Society (BCWBS).
What:?2016 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) National Championship
- Club teams compete for the title of national champion
Who:?2016 Paralympic hopefuls Bo Hedges (Wonowon, B.C.), Amanda Yan (Burnaby, B.C.) and Deion Green (Victoria, B.C.) and the B.C. Royals welcome the best wheelchair basketball players in Canada
When:?April 22-24, 2016
- Opening tip-off April 22 at 9:50 a.m. PT / ?Gold medal game (Tier 2) April 23 at 2 p.m. PT / Gold medal game (Tier 1) April 24 at 12 p.m. PT
Where:?Tournament Capital Centre –?910 McGill Road, Kamloops, B.C., V2C 6N6
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.