Athletes

June 13, 2022

Team BC Claims Gold at Junior National Championship

Team BC Wins Gold at 2022 Junior National Championship

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May 2, 2022

BCWBS Westjet Gift of Flight Raffle 2022

Support BCWBS with the purchase of a 2022 Westjet Raffle Ticket. Draw date is May 18, 2022.

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January 14, 2015

Division 2 Kamloops Tournament Result

Kamloops Adapted Sports Association (KASA) hosted the last Division 2 league tournament before BC Finals at Thompson River University in Kamloops last weekend (January 10/11.)

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January 6, 2015

New Westminster Development Program for Winter 2015

New Westminster Development Program: January 19th to March 16th (total 8 sessions)

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June 20, 2013

Register Now for BC Wheelchair Sports Junior Sports Camp

It is that time of year again, BCWSA Jr Sports Camp Time!

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May 14, 2013

Wheelchair Basketball in the Spotlight at Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame & Sport Awards

(May 13, 2013 - TORONTO, ONT.) - Wheelchair basketball was in the spotlight at the Canadian Paralympic Committee’s (CPC) 2013 Hall of Fame and Sport Awards Ceremony Friday May 10th at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. Hot on the heels of their London 2012 gold medal performance, the Canadian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team took home honours for Best Team Performance, while star player Patrick Anderson (Fergus, Ont.) was named Best Male Athlete, and head coach Jerry Tonello (Toronto, Ont.), who led the team to spotless 8-0 record, received the Tim Frick Paralympic Coach Excellence Award; on the same night that former Women’s National Team head coach Tim Frick (Pender Island, B.C.) and three-time Paralympic gold medallist Jennifer Krempien (Richmond, B.C., original from St. Albert, Alta.) were inducted into the Canadian Paralympic Committee Hall of Fame.

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April 30, 2013

The Caribou Cup Inspires!

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April 3, 2013

Tim Frick City League Wraps Up Its Season

Another successful Tim Frick Wheelchair Basketball City League season wrapped up on March 17th. This season offered the 22 participants a new format: one hour of 3-on-3 scrimmage games with referees, then the option to take part in either a 45-minute skill session, or to continue scrimmaging.

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March 26, 2013

BC Warriors Battle to 2013 Junior West Regional Championship Title

The BC Warriors went undefeated over the weekend to win the 2013 Junior West Regional Championship in Prince George, BC. The Warriors defeated Saskatchewan-A 21-18 in the gold medal contest to put the finishing touches on a perfect 8-0 record at the tournament.

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March 18, 2013

Canada Strikes Gold At Men's U23 Americas Zone Qualification Tournament

(MARCH 18, 2013 - MEXICO CITY, MEX.) - Team Canada defeated host Mexico 74-67 in a hotly contested gold medal showdown on Saturday at the Men's U23 Americas Zone Qualification Tournament in Mexico City. Both teams have qualified for the World Junior Championship in Turkey in September.

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March 15, 2013

Girls Got Together for Fun and Activity-Filled Weekend

March 9th and 10th saw an exciting weekend in wheelchair basketball action! BC Wheelchair Basketball hosted the Breakers Women’s Festival at Douglas College New Westminster and Trinity Western University in Langley.

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February 26, 2013

2013 Kelowna Wheelchair Basketball Jam - May 11/12

The fifth annual Jam is an opportunity for wheelchair basketball players to get together for action packed non-traditional basketball games. It brings together all abilities in a fun atmosphere where players will be shuffled onto different teams each game, thus allowing everyone the opportunity to play with new teammates all weekend long. The Jam aims to host players from BC, Alberta, and the USA and provides refereed games which are ideal for all skill levels. A BBQ lunch will be held on Saturday with a social gathering later in the evening.

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February 25, 2013

All Girls and Women Invited to BC Breakers Women's Weekend - March 9

BCWBS and the BC Breakers invite all girls and women to come out, get moving and have some fun!

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February 21, 2013

2013 Canadian Junior Roster Named for World Championship Qualifier

(February 20, 2013 - OTTAWA, ONT.) - Wheelchair Basketball Canada is pleased to name the 12 athletes that will represent Canada at the 2013 World Junior Wheelchair Basketball Championships Americas Zone Qualification Tournament taking place at the Paralympic Training Centre in Mexico City March 11-17, 2013.

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February 12, 2013

Division 2 Kelowna Tournament Report

The last regular season Division 2 tournament was held in Kelowna on January 26 & 27. The weekend was a very competitive weekend for Tacoma, Kamloops and the Cable Cars with Kamloops struggling on day one but dominating on day two!

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November 28, 2012

Wheelchair Basketball Canada Applauds 2012 CWSA Award Winners

(Ottawa, ON) – Wheelchair Basketball Canada congratulates members of the London 2012 gold medal winning Canadian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team recognized with four awards at the 2012 Canadian Wheelchair Sport Association (CWSA) Awards including Team of the Year, Male Athlete of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Athlete with Fair Play and Dedication to Excellence.

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November 16, 2012

Young Wheelchair Basketball Athletes Shine at Junior Challenge Festival

Last weekend, November 10/11 marked the 13th annual Junior Challenge at McRoberts Secondary in Richmond. Junior athletes from all over BC came out to show their skills on the court.

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November 4, 2012

Division 2 Kamloops Tournament Results

Kamloops Bull-Dawgs hosted the first Division 2 tournament of the 2012-13 season on October 27/28 at the Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops. Four teams attended the tournament: Victoria, Kamloops Bull-Dawgs, Okanagan Thunder, and the Gold Rush (BC Juniors). Last year's Champions Victoria has lost two key players Jessica and Jon Vliegenthart this season. However, with a couple of young upcoming athletes, they showed that they are still one of the best teams in the league by winning all four games on the weekend. It was great to see all the teams had some young/new talented athletes contributng in the games.

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October 23, 2012

The 2013 Winter Snowsports Festival Mount Washington - VISAS

Anyone in the Province of BC that has a physical or mental disability and wants to learn how to ski or board (Alpine or Nordic/Cross Country) is invited to attend our Learn to Ski Week Winter Snowsports Festival 6 –10 January 2013. If you are already an experienced boarder or skier, then join our Festival Ski Improvement program (SKIMP).

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October 15, 2012

Art Kelz of Kelowna Wins the Honda Mobility Dream Contest

BC Wheelchair Basketball and its volunteer, Art Kelz, have won $20,000 to make a “mobility dream” come true in the Honda Mobility Dream contest. Kelz coordinates several wheelchair basketball teams in the Okanagan Valley and his dream of creating a team in Vernon and Penticton is being realized with the donation of ten adult-sized basketball wheelchairs from Honda Canada and two additional chairs from Creative Mobility Products Inc. and wheelchair manufacturer, Invacare Canada.

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October 11, 2012

Junior Challenge Festival Registration Information

You are invited to participate in the 13th Annual Junior Challenge Wheelchair Basketball Festival, hosted by the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society! All wheelchair basketball players between 8-24 years old (with some exceptions) are welcome. We are introducing 3 on 3 format so you’ll get more games and more touches to develop your skills and game.

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October 10, 2012

Love on Wheels: A free poetry workshop discusses sexuality and disability

Sexuality and disability. Beauty and Beastliness. These are some of the topics to be covered at Love on Wheels, a free poetry workshop led by Mexican poet Ekiwah Adler-Belendez on October 20th from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre.

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October 4, 2012

Paralympian Peter Reflects on His Remarkable Career

By Don Bodger - Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

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October 4, 2012

Bo Hedges Inspires at Hometown Celebration

It was a celebration of Olympic proportions at Fort St. John’s Pomeroy Sport Centre last night, with Bo Hedges as the guest of honour. On Wednesday evening, a large group of residents gathered at the facility to celebrate a gold medal victory from London’s 2012 Paralympic Games Wheelchair Basketball event, with local athlete Bo Hedges and his shiny new gold medal both in attendance for the celebration.

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