Come and Join BCWBS at the 2012 National Wheelchair Basketball Championships for Men and Women in Richmond, BC - May 18-20
BC Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Basketball Canada are hosting the 2012 Men's Wheelchair Basketball National Championships and Women's CWBL Finals at the Richmond Olympic Oval on May 18-20.
The BC Men are five-time defending National Champions and will look to match a team record of six consecutive championships established in 1978-1983. They are the most successful team in tournament history with 21 victories. The BC Breakers Women's Team won the national title in 2010 and are looking to bring the gold medal back home with two national team athletes leading the team this year.
Admission is free so promote our event to your friends and family and come cheer for the BC teams and your favorite players! Don't forget to check out the great items at the Silent Auction tables during the event, which includes Club Section Tickets to Canucks for 2012, Spud Grocery Delivery for one month, Ceilis Tasing Menu Dinner, Sheraton Stay Basket, and more!
Dates: Friday May 18th - Sunday May 20th, 2012
Location: Richmond Olympic Oval, Richmond BC - 6111 River Road, Richmond, BC, V7C 0A2
Message from Rick Hansen
Event Info: The annual National Wheelchair Basketball Championships plays host to Canada's best wheelchair basketball players over three days of exciting action. Many of these athletes will be competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London with Team Canada.
Celebrating Difference Makers and the 25th Anniversary of the Man in Motion World Tour: Rick Hansen, one of the founding directors of the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society and past participants, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Man in Motion World Tour which culminates in BC on May 22nd, 2012. As Rick visits each city from his original tour on the exact same tour dates of 25 years ago he is scheduled to celebrate his tour stop in Richmond May 20th, the date of our final championship game day at the Richmond Olympic Oval. BCWBS is hosting this national event and celebrating "Difference Makers" throughout the weekend to commemorate Ricks original tour to show our appreciation of his support of wheelchair basketball over the years.
Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary - Relay End of Day Celebration
3:30pm - 5:30pm, Sunday, May 20, 2012 @ Richmond Oval, Legacy Plaza
As day 271 of the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay draws to a close in Richmond, B.C, we would encourage you, along with your family and friends to join us for this cheerful community celebration featuring amazing local culture and entertainment prior to the exciting arrival of Richmonds final medal-bearer of the day! In addition to our exciting live entertainment on stage, we will be featuring displays from our community partners and interactive demonstrations Join us for our End of Day Celebration and help welcome the Rick Hansen Relay to Richmond! - By City of Richmond
Thanks to our event supporters!