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Team Canada Wins Fierce 4 Tournament in Melbourne

(Melbourne, AUS) -- Team Canada has won the Fierce 4 Wheelchair Rugby Tournament in Melbourne, Australia. The team went undefeated against several of the top Australian club teams and beat New South Wales, which featured Australian superstar Ryley Batt, in the gold medal game 62-59.

“The games were a good test for players as they continue to make their case to be selected to the team for the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games,” said High Performance Director Andy Van Neutegem.

Trevor Hirschfield was named MVP and Patrice Simard received Best 1.5.

La Colombie-Britannique remporte les deux divisions au Championnat canadien Coloplast de rugby en fauteuil roulant de 2015

(Saskatoon, SK) – Les équipes de Colombie-Britannique ont remporté aujourd'hui les deux divisions au Championnat canadien Coloplast de rugby en fauteuil roulant de 2015 qui se déroule à l'Université de la Saskatchewan à Saskatoon. La formation «A» de la Colombie-Britannique a mis fin à la série de quatre ans de victoires du Thunder de l'Ontario en les battant 60 à 58. Et en division 2, la CB «B» a battu les Bighorns de l'Alberta 48 à 46 à l'issue d'un autre match très serré.

BC Sweeps Both Divisions At the 2015 Coloplast Canadian Wheelchair Rugby Championships

(Saskatoon, SK) – Team BC swept both divisions at the 2015 Coloplast Canadian Wheelchair Rugby Championships today at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. BC A ended the Ontario Thunder’s four-year winning streak by beating them 60-58. In Division 2, BC B defeated the Alberta Bighorns 48-46 in another close game.

“All of the games today were very close,” said Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association Executive Director Andrea Muir. “I think we showcased how exciting wheelchair rugby can be.”

Ontario Thunder and BC To Go For Gold at the 2015 Coloplast Canadian Wheelchair Rugby Championships

(Saskatoon, SK) – The Ontario Thunder will attempt to become the first team to win five consecutive national titles when it takes on Team BC at the 2015 Coloplast Canadian Wheelchair Rugby Championships at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon today. Both the Thunder and Team BC feature national team athletes, including co-captain Trevor Hirschfield (BC) and recent BC Sport Hall of Fame inductee Garett Hickling.

Le programme national de sports en fauteuil roulant, à l'intention des personnes ayant un handicap, cherche d'urgence un commanditaire

 (Ottawa, ON) – Le programme Au-delà des limites, qui a présenté des sports en fauteuil roulant à des milliers de personnes ayant un handicap, et recruté des douzaines de paralympiens depuis sa fondation en 1997, est menacé de disparition s'il ne déniche pas un partenaire financier avant le 30 juin.

La Colombie-Britannique A, le Québec, la Colombie-Britannique B et l'Alberta B demeurent invaincus à la fin de la première journée du Championnat canadien Coloplast

La première journée du Championnat canadien Coloplast de rugby en fauteuil roulant de 2015 a été excellente. Cette année, ce Championnat canadien se déroule à l'Université de la Saskatchewan à Saskatoon, et nous n'aurions pas pu demander une meilleure organisation hôte (l'Association des sports en fauteuil roulant de la Saskatchewan), ni un meilleur site.

BC A, Quebec, BC B and Alberta B Undefeated After Day 1 of the 2015 Coloplast Canadian Wheelchair Rugby Championships

We saw a great day of wheelchair rugby at the 2015 Coloplast Canadian Wheelchair Rugby Championships. This year’s nationals are taking place at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon and we couldn’t ask for a better host organization (Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association) or venue.

In Division 1, the Ontario Thunder was dealt its first stumbling block in its quest to win a fifth straight national title. The Thunder fell narrowly to BC in an exciting, see-saw game. Quebec also remained undefeated with wins over Alberta and the Ontario Lightning.

Donald Royer, président de l'Association canadienne des sports en fauteuil roulant, lauréat du prestigieux prix Jacques-Beauchamp

Félicitations à Donald Royer, président de longue date de l'Association canadienne des sports en fauteuil roulant, qui a récemment été nommé lauréat du prestigieux prix Jacques-Beauchamp lors du Gala de Sport Québec à Laval, au Québec.  Il a reçu ce prix en reconnaissance de son exceptionnelle contribution au sport.

Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association President Donald Royer Receives Prestigious Jacques-Beauchamp Award

Congratulations to long-time CWSA President Donald Royer, who received the prestigious Jacques-Beauchamp Award recently at the Sport Quebec Gala in Laval, Que. The award recognized his outstanding contribution to sport.

“Donald Royer has been involved with wheelchair sports in Canada from the very beginning,” said CWSA CEO Cathy Cadieux. “His contributions as a coach, team leader, educator and board member have impacted the development of wheelchair sport from recreational activities to dynamic, powerful Paralympic sport programs.”

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