Athlete Spotlight – Katie Bajema


Hometown: Sturgeon County How were you introduced to the sport? My teammate Annika and my brother convinced me to come out to the summer drop in sessions and give the game a try. Are you involved in any other sports? Jr. High Track and Field Pregame meal? A Smoothie! What is your favorite memory playing … Continue reading Athlete Spotlight – Katie Bajema

Athlete Spotlight – Anikka Cassidy


Hometown: Calgary, Alberta How were you introduced to the sport? I started wheelchair track at the end of my senior year in high school. I got sick at 15, and after being an elite athlete for eight years, I thought my life was over. After hearing that I started wheelchair track. My family friend and … Continue reading Athlete Spotlight – Anikka Cassidy

Athlete Spotlight – Sydney Poapst


Hometown: Stettler How were you introduced to the sport? I’ve played standup basketball pretty much my whole life but then I tore both of my ACL’s in high school. My mom rented the chairs from Ross for her gym classes so after I had my first knee surgery a few years ago she thought I … Continue reading Athlete Spotlight – Sydney Poapst

Athlete Spotlight – Jayna Doll


Hometown: Camrose, AB How were you introduced to the sport? I was introduced to wheelchair basketball at a young age. My older sister, who has spina bifida, and brother both started playing before me. I hopped in a chair when I was 8 years old and never looked back. Are you involved in any other … Continue reading Athlete Spotlight – Jayna Doll

Athlete Spotlight – Saheed Alawiye


Hometown: Airdrie How were you introduced to the sport? I went to a sports event at age six, played basketball, enjoyed it and stuck with it. Are you involved in any other sports? Yes I also take part in wheelchair racing. My events are 100m, 200m, and 400m. Any pregame superstitions/rituals? On the court? Having … Continue reading Athlete Spotlight – Saheed Alawiye

2023 Canada Winter Games Approaching


Team Alberta had their first training camp leading up to the Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island. The players worked hard and were able to learn lots! Coach Darrell Nordell gave us some insight on the preparation for the games: “5 months to the Canada Winter Games in Charlottetown, PEI and Alberta has lots … Continue reading 2023 Canada Winter Games Approaching