Wheelchair Basketball Canada is pleased to announce the list of 19 athletes invited to attend training camp for the Canadian Senior Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team from November 30 to December 4, 2015 at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre in Scarborough, Ont.
The purpose of this training camp is to nominate the top Canadian athletes from the national team pool to receive funding through the Sport Canada Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) for the upcoming season. Athletes who receive funding through AAP are known as carded athletes.
The selection process for the Canadian team that will compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will continue after training camp. The official roster announcement of the Canadian Paralympic women’s wheelchair basketball team will take place in the spring.
The athletes attending training camp are: (athletes’ city of residence indicated / athletes with Paralympic Games experience denoted with a *):
Amanda Yan (Burnaby, B.C.)
Arinn Young (Legal, Alta.)
Cindy Ouellet (Quebec, Que.) *
Claire Buchanan (Brampton, Ont.)
Corin Metzger (Elmira, Ont.)
Darda Sales (London, Ont.)
Elaine Allard (St-Eustache, Que.) *
élodie Tessier (St-Germain de Grantham, Que.)
Erica Gavel (Prince Albert, Sask.)
Jamey Jewells (Donkin, N.S.) *
Janet McLachlan (Vancouver, B.C.) *
Kady Dandeneau (Pender Island, B.C.)
Katie Harnock (Elmira, Ont.) *
Maude Jacques (Lac-Beauport, Que.) *
Melanie Hawtin (Oakville, Ont.)
Rosalie Lalonde (St-Clet, Que.)
Sara Black (Toronto, Ont.)
Tamara Steeves (Mississauga, Ont.) *
Tracey Ferguson (Richmond Hill, Ont.)*
About Team Canada
The Senior Women’s National Team is amongst the most successful and dominant teams in Canadian amateur sport history. The team captured three consecutive Paralympic gold medals in 1992, 1996, and 2000, and bronze in 2004. The Canadian women are the reigning world champions and have reached the podium at seven consecutive world championships.
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.
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