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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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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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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Canadian Paralympic Team – Basketball

Huge congratulations to the following athletes nominated to the Canadian Paralympic Team!

Ben Moronchuk (Edmonton, Alta.)
Chad Jassman (Calgary, Alta.)
Peter Won (Blackfalds, Alta.)
Assistant Coach – Darrell Nordell (Edmonton, Alta.)

Arinn Young (Legal, Alta.)

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games take place September 7 to 18. The wheelchair basketball competition features 12 nations on the men’s side and 10 nations in the women’s division. The hard-hitting action will start for Canada on September 8, when the women open the competition against Great Britain and the men face Spain. Let’s cheer our athletes on – Go Canada!


“With 100 days to go to the Games, it is very exciting to be celebrating our first teams to be nominated today,” said Team Canada’s Chef de Mission, Chantal Petitclerc. “I admire the commitment to excellence of our wheelchair basketball teams and I know they will be up for the challenge as they compete against a strong field of nations in Rio. I have great confidence in their ability to deliver outstanding performances.”


“Canada’s Men’s and Women’s Wheelchair Basketball teams are poised to make another push for the podium in Rio in September – with the entire country watching and cheering their every basket,” said Canada’s Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, Carla Qualtrough. “On behalf of Team Canada – 35 million strong – congratulations to all the athletes named today to represent our country and I commend Wheelchair Basketball Canada on their outstanding work in preparing our athletes to shine bright in front of the world.”

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Hyderabad, India will be the first to host this IWBF initiative from June 22-26, 2016.

Thanks in part to the financial support of the AGITOS Foundation, the IWBF and The Wheelchair Basketball Federation of India (WBFI) the initiative will work to deliver four modules covering coaching/player development, classification, officiating and governance.

IWBF is pleased to be working with the WBFI to organize the first course. Madhavi Latha, President of WBFI has been working very hard to prepare for a successful event and we expect to see more than 150 participants over 5 days.

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