2020 Junior East Wheelchair Basketball Championship Cancelled


(March 12, 2020 – FREDERICTON, N.B.) The 2020 Junior East Wheelchair Basketball Championship has been cancelled. Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) and host Parasport New Brunswick made the decision due to ongoing concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was scheduled to take place March 14-15, 2020 in Fredericton.

“Given the uncertainty and the continuously evolving nature of the situation, WBC is taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of all involved,” said WBC Executive Director Wendy Gittens.

WBC continues to closely monitor the situation and all available information from public health officials. We will continue to work with our members and hosts to diligently assess all upcoming events based on the latest information. Health and safety is our topmost priority.

About Wheelchair Basketball Canada 
Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sport governing body responsible for the organization of the sport in Canada. It is a non-profit organization that is committed to excellence in the development, support and promotion of wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians from grassroots to high performance. Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport in which Canada is held in high esteem around the world for winning a combined six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the last seven Paralympic Games. For more information visit wheelchairbasketball.ca


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Courtney Pollock
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Wheelchair Basketball Canada
613-260-1296 ext. 205