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.

Read more at: http://www.wheelchairbasketball.ca/news_press/2017-selection-camp-roster-announced-canadian-mens-u23-national-wheelchair-basketball-team/

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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.

Read more at: http://www.cwsa.ca/news-events/article/feb-28-2017/wheelchair-rugby-canada-announces-tokyo-2020-coaching-team

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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.

Read more at: http://www.wheelchairbasketball.ca/news_press/hosts-announced-2017-junior-regional-wheelchair-basketball-championships/

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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.

Read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/canadian-olympians-paralympians-university-of-ottawa-1.3833510

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2016 Birmingham National Wheelchair Tennis Championships

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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.

GREAT JOB GUYS!!!

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.

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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.

Read more at: https://www.ualberta.ca/news-and-events/newsarticles/2016/september/danielle-peers-decomposition-of-a-recovering-paralympian

 

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BTG Wheelchair Tennis Program

 

The weekly wheelchair tennis program in Calgary just wrapped up their 7 week fall program. Many thanks to all participants, to coach Mackenzie Quigley for coaching, and to the The OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre for staging the program at their fabulous facility! For information about future WSA tennis programming please contact us at:

BJ Engerdahl, BTG – Program Manager
Wheelchair Sports Alberta
Phone: 780.918.1046
Email: wsa2@telus.net

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Rio 2016: Canadian Paralympic Committee announces Team Canada for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZILAug. 29, 2016 /CNW/ – It is with great excitement and pride that the Canadian Paralympic Committee today announced the athletes and coaches who will make up Team Canada at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, to be held Sept. 7 to 18.

Canada will bring a total of 162 athletes to compete in 19 sports, including the two new Paralympic sports of para-triathlon and para-canoe.

Read more at http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/cnw/release.html?rkey=20160829C5997&filter=5611

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