Wheelchair Basketball Canada, in partnership with its Provincial Sport Organizations and club programs from across the country, is hosting Wheelchair Basketball Week from 26 September to 2 October 2022.
The week-long initiative is designed to support, celebrate, and amplify the efforts of dedicated wheelchair basketball champions, clubs, and Provincial Sport Organizations across Canada.
Wheelchair Basketball Canada Executive Director, Wendy Gittens, said:
“Wheelchair Basketball Canada is excited to work with our provincial partners and club programs across the country on Wheelchair Basketball Week. Our goal is to make this an annual event and work collaboratively with our members to celebrate and unite the wheelchair basketball community as we prepare to host the 2026 IWBF World Championships.”
The week of initiatives includes a Bridging the Gap event at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Richmond, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 26. The Manitoba Wheelchair Sports Association will host a Have a Go Day on Sept. 28 at the CFB Shilo, and ParaSport New Brunswick will hold a Have A Go Day in Oromocto in partnership with Aboriginal Sport and Recreation New Brunswick on Oct. 1.
What: 2022 Wheelchair Basketball Week
• Week-long initiative to drive participation and recruitment in wheelchair basketball across the country.
Who: Provincial Sport Organizations and club programs from across Canada
When: Monday, Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, 2022