The BC Wheelchair Basketball Society is hosting the 2018 CWBL Women’s National Championship April 6-8, 2018

(Vancouver, B.C.) The 2018 CWBL Women’s National Championship tournament is scheduled for later this week at the Richmond Oval in Vancouver, B.C. The best female athletes from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Quebec are competing for the title of national champion.

The Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League features wheelchair basketball club teams from across Canada and culminates each season with a national championship. The league is fully integrated welcoming athletes with a disability as well as able-bodied athletes to play in the spirit of competition. It features some of the country’s best wheelchair basketball players, including past, present and future members of Team Canada.

Spectators and local media are invited to attend the tournament. Media can capture visuals during the games and athletes and coaches will be available for post-game interviews. The gold medal game will take place on April 8 at 11:30a.m. PDT. The full schedule can be found here.

What: 2018 CWBL Women’s National Championship
? Club teams from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Quebec compete for title of women’s national champion

Who: BC Breakers, Edmonton Inferno, Team Saskatchewan and Team Quebec

When: April 6, 7, 8, 2018

Where: Richmond Oval, 6111 River Rd, Richmond, BC V7C 0A2

Player Highlights
Wheelchair Basketball Canada National Team Athletes
? Kady Dandeneau, representing BC Breakers
? Tara Llanes, representing BC Breakers
? Arinn Young, representing Edmonton Inferno
? Helaina Cyr, representing Edmonton Inferno
? Erica Gavel, representing Team Saskatchewan
? Rosalie Lalonde, representing Team Quebec
? Cindy Ouellet, representing Team Quebec
? élodie Tessier, representing Team Quebec

Future Stars
? Ryleigh Bissenden, representing BC Breakers
? Lannette Boland, representing BC Breakers
? Megan Smith, representing BC Breakers

About BC Wheelchair Basketball Society
The BC Wheelchair Basketball Society (BCWBS) is the provincial sports’ governing body which provides support to wheelchair basketball programs throughout BC. BCWBS’s mission is to provide experiences that inspire inclusion, participation and excellence through wheelchair basketball.

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, 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 seven Paralympic Games. For more information, please visit www.wheelchairbasketball.ca.

Media contact:
Michelle Comeau
BCWBS Communications Manager
Mobile: 403-512-7671 or email: michellercomeau@gmail.com

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