Annual General Meeting Announcement

The date for the WSA’s AGM is June 13, 2017. The meeting will be held at the Percy Page Centre (11759 Groat Road, Edmonton) at 5:30pm in Board Room 1. If you plan to attend the AGM, please RSVP to Jen Sales. Conference Call option will be available.

WSA is actively looking for motivated individuals who are willing to make a difference in shaping the future of Wheelchair Sports in Alberta. We are currently recruiting nominations for eight board of director positions, which will come to vote at our annual AGM on June 13.

The positions of:

  • President,
  • Secretary,
  • Member at Large, and
  • 5 Sport Representative Positions are up for nominations.

If you, or someone you know has an interest in volunteering on WSA’s board, please complete the nomination form wheelchairsportsalberta.com/volunteer.

If you have any questions or comments please reach out to Jen Sales, Executive Director at wsa1@telus.net or through phone at (780)427-8699.

We look forward to your nominations!

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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, Mary.dyck@uleth.ca

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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.

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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