Scarborough’s Pan Am centre hosts national wheelchair basketball championships April 24 to 26

Community Apr 22, 2015 Scarborough Mirror

Many of Canada’s top wheelchair basketball players will be coming to Scarborough this weekend, but they won’t be playing for their country this time: they’ll be battling each other.

The Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League will be holding its national championship at Scarborough’s Toronto Pan Am Sport Centre, at Morningside Avenue and Military Trail, Friday to Sunday. The public is invited to check it out; admission is free.

Featuring the top nine club teams from across Canada, including Scarborough’s Variety Village, the tournament is being hosted by Wheelchair Basketball Canada at the home of its world-leading National Academy, currently being used by Canada’s elite high performance athletes to prepare for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games.

The tournament is open to male and female participants and features some of Canada’s best wheelchair basketball athletes – with and without disabilities – making it the ultimate showcase of the inclusive nature of the sport.

Local national team players expected to suit up include Scarborough national team veterans Adam Lancia and Abdi Dini, both of whom helped power Canada to the gold medal at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

The weekend festivities will also include Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s annual awards banquet.

Tournament kick-off is Friday 8 a.m.: Variety Village vs Tornades de CIVA; and Bulldogs de Québec vs Southern Ontario Suns.

Championship games – which will be webcast live by SportsCanada.tv – are Sunday morning, bronze medal game at 9 a.m., gold medal game at 11 a.m.

Scarborough’s Pan Am centre hosts national wheelchair basketball championships April 24 to 26

Community Apr 22, 2015 Scarborough Mirror

Many of Canada’s top wheelchair basketball players will be coming to Scarborough this weekend, but they won’t be playing for their country this time: they’ll be battling each other.

The Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League will be holding its national championship at Scarborough’s Toronto Pan Am Sport Centre, at Morningside Avenue and Military Trail, Friday to Sunday. The public is invited to check it out; admission is free.

Featuring the top nine club teams from across Canada, including Scarborough’s Variety Village, the tournament is being hosted by Wheelchair Basketball Canada at the home of its world-leading National Academy, currently being used by Canada’s elite high performance athletes to prepare for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games.

The tournament is open to male and female participants and features some of Canada’s best wheelchair basketball athletes – with and without disabilities – making it the ultimate showcase of the inclusive nature of the sport.

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Local national team players expected to suit up include Scarborough national team veterans Adam Lancia and Abdi Dini, both of whom helped power Canada to the gold medal at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

The weekend festivities will also include Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s annual awards banquet.

Tournament kick-off is Friday 8 a.m.: Variety Village vs Tornades de CIVA; and Bulldogs de Québec vs Southern Ontario Suns.

Championship games – which will be webcast live by SportsCanada.tv – are Sunday morning, bronze medal game at 9 a.m., gold medal game at 11 a.m.

Scarborough’s Pan Am centre hosts national wheelchair basketball championships April 24 to 26

Community Apr 22, 2015 Scarborough Mirror

Many of Canada’s top wheelchair basketball players will be coming to Scarborough this weekend, but they won’t be playing for their country this time: they’ll be battling each other.

The Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League will be holding its national championship at Scarborough’s Toronto Pan Am Sport Centre, at Morningside Avenue and Military Trail, Friday to Sunday. The public is invited to check it out; admission is free.

Featuring the top nine club teams from across Canada, including Scarborough’s Variety Village, the tournament is being hosted by Wheelchair Basketball Canada at the home of its world-leading National Academy, currently being used by Canada’s elite high performance athletes to prepare for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games.

The tournament is open to male and female participants and features some of Canada’s best wheelchair basketball athletes – with and without disabilities – making it the ultimate showcase of the inclusive nature of the sport.

Related Content

Local national team players expected to suit up include Scarborough national team veterans Adam Lancia and Abdi Dini, both of whom helped power Canada to the gold medal at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

The weekend festivities will also include Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s annual awards banquet.

Tournament kick-off is Friday 8 a.m.: Variety Village vs Tornades de CIVA; and Bulldogs de Québec vs Southern Ontario Suns.

Championship games – which will be webcast live by SportsCanada.tv – are Sunday morning, bronze medal game at 9 a.m., gold medal game at 11 a.m.