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About Us

The BC Wheelchair Basketball Society (BCWBS) is a non-profit organization, formed in 1983 and registered with Revenue Canada as a charity since 1985. Since its inception, the society has been a catalyst in creating awareness about disability issues and has provided support to wheelchair basketball programs throughout British Columbia. Our programs are offered to people who have physical disabilities and people who do not, and to all age groups, from eight-year-olds to seniors. Wheelchair basketball is for anyone who wishes to participate.

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On May 19th, 1983 the Greater Vancouver Wheelchair Basketball Society (BCWBS) was incorporated under the Society Act of BC. The society later changed its name to the Maple Leaf Wheelchair Basketball Society and lastly to the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society in 1997. This represented an important step in the development of wheelchair basketball in BC as the society embraced a provincial focus to its program delivery and leadership.

The first directors and founders of the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society were Stanley Noble Stronge, William Lynes, Wayne Moser, Rick Hansen, Norah Fladgate and Peter Colistro. These directors had great vision and insight for the development of wheelchair basketball in BC. Previous to the existence of BCWBS, wheelchair basketball was managed by the BC Wheelchair Sports Association, of which BCWBS is still a member sport. The Society is managed by two staff members, supported by trained coaches, and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.


Everyone has the opportunity to be included in wheelchair basketball.


To provide experiences that inspire inclusion, participation and excellence through wheelchair basketball.

BCWBS Constitution & Bylaws
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Unit 210, 7888 - 200th Street
Langley, BC V2Y 3J4

SportAbility BC

780 SW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC V6P 5Y7

BC Games Society

#200-990 Fort Street
Victoria, BC V8V 3K2



Sport BC

#250-999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 3C1




Suite 1351-409 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1T2



BC Wheelchair Sports Association

780 SW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC V6P 5Y7

Wheelchair Sports Alberta

11759 Groat Road
Edmonton, AB T5M 3K6

Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association

510 Cynthia Street
Saskatoon, SK S7L 7K7

Manitoba Wheelchair Sports Association

145 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2Z6



Ontario Para Network

Unit 101-100 Sunrise Avenue
Toronto, ON M4A 1B3

Parasports Quebec

4545 Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue
Montreal, QC H1V 0B2

Parasport New Brunswick

900 Hanwell Road
Fredericton, NB E3B 6A2

Sport Nova Scotia

5516 Spring Garden Road, 4th Floor
Halifax, NS B3J 1G6

ParaSport & Recreation PEI

Room 123-40 Enman Crescent
Charlottetown, PEI C1E 1E6

Newfoundland and Labrador Wheelchair Sports Association

5516 Spring Garden Road, 4th Floor
Halifax, NS B3J 1G6


17 Johanna Street
Almonte, ON K0A 1A0

Amputees Amplified

10030A 128th Street
Surrey, BC V3T 2Y9

Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

350-955 Green Valley Crescent
Ottawa, ON K2C 3V4



Wheelchair Basketball Canada

6 Antares Drive, Phase 1 Unit 8
Ottawa ON K2E 8A9

Canada Basketball

1 Westside Drive, Suite 11
Etobicoke, ON M9C 1B2



Coaching Association of Canada

2451 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7



Canada Games

261-1200 St. Laurent Boulevard
Ottawa, ON K1K 3B8

Canadian Paralympic Committee

Suite 100-85 Plymouth Street
Ottawa ON K1S 3E2



National Wheelchair Basketball Association

1130 Elkton Street, Suite A
Colorado Springs, CO 80907



International Wheelchair Basketball Federation

5 Route Suisse
1295 Mies, Switzerland



International Paralympic Committee

Adenauerallee 212-214
53113 Bonn, Germany



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