(Toronto, Ont.) All of the fast-paced, hard-hitting action of the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) arrives in Toronto April 24-26 when ten of the top club teams in the country compete in the 2015 CWBL National Championship at the Toronto Pan Am Sport Centre.
The best-on-best domestic tournament will be hosted by Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) at the home of its world-leading National Academy, used by Canada’s elite high performance athletes to prepare for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games.
“We are pleased to host this prestigious event and showcase the premiere talent and athleticism that the sport of wheelchair basketball has to offer, all while continuing to build momentum during the Year of Sport in Canada,” said Wheelchair Basketball Canada Executive Director Wendy Gittens.
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The tournament is open to male and female participants and features some of Canada’s best wheelchair basketball athletes, with and without disabilities, making it the ultimate showcase of the inclusive nature of the sport. National Team members and Toronto 2015 Parapan Am hopefuls will also participate in the tournament.
The weekend festivities will also include Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s annual awards banquet, where Canada’s 2014 Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship gold medallist team will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
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.