Wheelchair rugby was born in Canada and now it's coming home at the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games. The stakes are high: a gold medal at the Parapan Am Games will book our ticket for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Whether you'll be joining us in Toronto or you'll be cheering from home, we've got your ultimate guide to wheelchairrugby at the Parapan Am Games!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who will be competing?
The countries competing in the event are:
How can I buy tickets?
You can buy tickets by clicking here. If you buy your tickets with that link, a percentage of all sales will go to CWSA to help us bringwheelchair rugby to even more Canadians.
Webcasting will be available for all games live on CBC. We'll provide you with a link closer to game time. If webcasting is not available for a game because of TV rights, then we'll be liveblogging the games here.
Will the games be on TV?
The CBC will be providing record-breaking television coverage of the Parapan Am Games. To check out the schedule, click here.
What is the schedule?
Please note that the schedule has changed to accommodate television broadcast.
Saturday, August 8: Canada vs. Brazil at 5 p.m. EST
Sunday, August 9: Canada vs. Colombia at 5 p.m. EST
Monday, August 10: Canada vs. Argentina at 5 p.m. EST
Tuesday, August 11: Canada vs. Chile at 5:45 p.m. EST
Wednesday, August 12: Canada vs. United States at 8 p.m. EST
Thursday, August 13th - Semi-finals (either 5:45 or 8 pm) EST
Friday, August 14th - Finals (5:40 or 8 pm) (Tickets sold out)
I'm coming to a game. How should I cheer on the team?
Help us use that home court advantage by dressing in red. Signs, flags and other props are encouraged!
Where will the competition be held?
All competition will take place at the Mississauga Sports Center (5500 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga, ON). We'll be sharing the venue with powerlifting and goalball. For travel information to the venue and more information please click here.
What are the rules of wheelchair rugby?
Click here for the rules of wheelchair rugby.
How can I support the team during the Games?
In order to achieve a gold medal performance, our team will need focus. When we enter the village, the athletes will be severely minimizing their use of social media, so don't feel bad if your favourite athlete doesn't return your tweets or Facebook messages.
Instead, follow Wheelchair RugbyCanada on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the updates and behind-the-scenes news. You can also send us your good wishes and we'll pass them on to the athletes.
On Friday, August 7th from 4 - 6 pm in the York University Tait McKenzie Gymnasium, there will also be a Friends & Family Reception. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
If you'd like to share your enthusiasm with other wheelchair rugby fans, connect with us on social media. Use the hashtags #TO2015 #ParaTough #WCRugby .