Canada Winter Games – Basketball Tryouts

Team Alberta will be holding an Open Invitation training camp to all Alberta athletes that are interested in trying out for the Alberta Canada Winter Games team in February 2019.

Details below:

Dates: Saturday, June 23rd

Court time 1pm – 4pm / 5pm – 7pm

Sunday, June 24th

Court time 9am – 12pm

Location:  Edmonton Saville Centre (11610-65 Avenue located at the South University of Alberta Campus

Athletes are to bring the following to training camp:

– Sport Wheelchair

– Spare equipment that you might need

– Water Bottle

– Snacks (A supper break will be included and their are nutritious restaurants on site)

– A reversible jersey with two colors

– Alberta Medical Form

There is no Fee for this camp however the attached Alberta Medical Form must be filled out and either sent into me ahead of time or on the day of camp.  This form will be used throughout the year for training and competition.  The form only needs to be filled out if you have not filled out the form before or your medical situation has changed in the last 6 months and you are on some new medications or updated injury information.

Athletes traveling from out of town as long as you are travelling in a group and gas receipts are submitted you will be reimbursed.  Athletes coming from a location where no other athletes are located your gas will be reimbursed.

The host hotel for the camp will be Holiday Inn Express 4485 Gateway Blvd  Rooms fees are paid for and you will just need to place a credit card for incidental charges.

Athletes that are in close proximity to Edmonton including Calgary athletes hotel rooms will be covered for the Saturday night stay.  Athletes from Grand Prairie and farther South of Calgary a Friday arrival and hotel room will be covered.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact myself at (780) 915-8540 or Ryan Van Keulen from Wheelchair Sports Alberta.

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Lethbridge Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

WSA is proud to sponsor the Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, March 25 & 26 from 8:30 – 2pm at the University of Lethbridge, 1st Choice Savings Gym.

The teams attending the event will come from Lethbridge, Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Volunteers are still needed for Minor and Major Officials.
For Info: Mary Dyck (403) 359-4169,

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Men’s U23 National Wheelchair Basketball selection camp announced

Congratulations to the 4 Alberta athletes who have been invited to the Men’s U23 National Wheelchair Basketball selection camp.

Joining head coach Darrel Nordell (Edmonton, AB) at the selection camp at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, in Scarborough, Ont., from March 20-24 will be:

Jon Bilan (Edmonton)
Ben Tumack (Edmonton)
Reed De’Aeth (Sherwood Park)
Ben Moronchuck (Edmonton)

These athletes will compete for 12 roster spots on the Canadian junior men’s team, vying for the opportunity to represent Team Canada on home soil at the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship from June 8-16, 2017 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Ont.

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Wheelchair Rugby Canada Announces Tokyo 2020 Coaching Team

Congratulations to Patrick Côté who has been hired as the new head coach of the Canadian wheelchair rugby national team, while David Willsie will be joining him as an assistant coach.

Also, joining these two coaches will be Alberta athletes Denolm & Brandon, who will be traveling to Richmond, BC for the National Team Selection Camp from March 4-9th.

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Hosts Announced for 2017 Junior Regional Wheelchair Basketball Championships

(Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada is pleased to announce that Wheelchair Sports Alberta (WSA) and the Nova Scotia Wheelchair Sports Association (NSWSA) will play host to the two Junior Regional Championships in 2017.

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Ottawa celebrates Canadian Olympians and Paralympians

Ottawa welcomed more than 250 Canadian athletes and coaches to celebrate their achievements at the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Olympians and Paralympians began their day at the University of Ottawa and the Centre sportif de Gatineau, where they interacted with local communities.

The athletes spent the first part of their day encouraging the youth of the nation to participate in physical activities and signing autographs.

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2016 Birmingham National Wheelchair Tennis Championships


Congratulations to Team Alberta athletes Laurie Zalmanowitz and Kyle Thompson who competed at the 2016 Birmingham National Wheelchair Tennis Championships held Oct 27-30 in Vancouver !

Laurie finished first in Men’s (Singles) Flight 1 putting him 6th place overall in the competition.

Kyle finished third in Men’s (Singles) Flight 2 putting him 13th place overall.

Laurie & Kyle also competed as a Doubles team making it to the Quarter Final before being eliminated.


For the complete results from Nationals please visit Tennis Canada

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The (De) Composition of a Recovering Paralympian

Former Paralympian and current professor Danielle Peers offers a deeply personal account of coping with the complicated politics of disability as she competed in elite wheelchair basketball.


The interrogation

It is dark here. I am alone, or at least, I feel alone. It feels like years since I have been here: since they have been asking me the same questions; since they have been trying to figure out who, exactly, I am. Am I the innocent victim? Their hostile witness? Their suspect? The criminal-cheat? I am finally broken down. I give up. I am ready to confess the truth … I’m just not sure which truth to tell.

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