WSA Office Closure - Summer Holidays
Published Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Please note that the WSA Head Office will be closed for Summer Vacation August 26th through to September 8th, 2015. The office will re-open on Tuesday September 8th at 7:15 am.

Should you need immediate assitance please contact BJ Engerdahl, BTG Program Manager at 780-918-1046 or wsa2@telus.net


Fundriasing Drive 2015
Published Tuesday, August 25, 2015

WSA will be Fundraising throughout Alberta. Watch for our canvessors coming to your community in the near future. Canvessors will be selling Cookies, Chocolate & Brownie packs in an effort to raise additional funds for the association and it's programs. The Cookies, Chocolate or Brownie packs will cost $20. And you will receive a Tax Receipt for your purchase. Please help support the Wheelchair Community in Alberta by purchasing one of our Cookie, Chocolate or Brownie Packs.

How To Identify Our Sanctioned Canvassers:

Canvassers will all have proper WSA identification. Each one should be wearing a WSA inscribed jacket, have an authentic WSA Name Badge along with licensing and information on our association. Canvassers will always offer the products that we are selling. We accept cash or cheque for the purchase. Canvessers will never asked for a straight cash donation without providing the product that we are selling. Canvassers will also issue an official Tax Receipt for the purchase. Should you encounter a canvasser who does not fit this profile or who is asking for cash donations without providing the product we are selling please contact our Fundraising Hotline listed below.

Our Hotline is manned by our Fundraising Management Team James Heffernan and/or Sandy Berg.

Questions or concerns please contact our Hotline: 780-628-1829

Any additional questions regarding this fundraising drive can be forwarded to Mike Sandomirsky, WSA Executive Director

780-427-8699 or wsa1@telus.net

You can also donate via CanadaHelps.org:

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2015 AB Wheelchair Tennis Tournament
Published Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Wheelchair Sports Alberta  is pleased announce the winners of the 2015 WSA Tennis Tournament. Congratulations to Laurie Zalmanowitz who won the Men’s Singles title! Laurie defeated his opponent (Kyle Thompson) in an epic 3 set match that lasted nearly 4 hours 6-1 / 4-6 / 6-3

After Laurie claimed the Single’s Championship… he and his tennis partner Adam Reid went on to claim the Double’s title as well. Laurie an Adam defeated their opponents (Kyle Thompson & Mitch Mcintyre) in straight sets 6-3 / 6-0

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Check out all of the pics from the weekend. Please view the WSA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WheelchairSportsAlberta

I would like to send out a huge thank you to all of the athletes, volunteers and the Saville Centre’s operations staff for helping to make this tournament a success.

 


 

WCSG 2015
Published Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Western Canada Summer Games 2015 - Congratulations to Alberta Wheelchair Athletes Brandon Troutman on winning the Bronze Medal in the Men's 200 Meters and Jessica Helm on winning Gold in the Women's 200, 400 & 1500 Meters. The Western Canada Summer Games runs August 7 - 16, 2015 being hosted in Wood Buffalo.

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For complete Results: RESULTS


BTG Tennis Program - Edmonton
Published Thursday, August 6, 2015

Wheelchair Sports Alberta is pleased to announce that the Alberta - Bridging The Gap Tennis Program will be continuing throughout 2015 at the Saville Centre in Edmonton. Sessions will run Sunday evenings starting on August 9th running through to end of October. The registration cost for the program is set at $80. which includes court time, coached instruction and equipment.

Please note that there will not be a Sunday Session held on August 23rd due to the WSA Tennis Tournament running at that time.

Please view the poster for further program details and registration information. View POSTER Here

Please contact BJ Engerdahl if you would like to register or have any questions: wsa2@telus.net / 780-918-1046


World Wheelchair Express Foundation
Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015

WWEF completed two unique clinics for our spring session in Asia. In Manila, experienced athletes, some living at a  sport facility and training full time were the main focus.  These athletes will represent the Philippines at the Asean Para Games in Singapore later this year. Athletes and coaches put immense effort into the two day camp;  Richard Colman, Australian Paralympian, attended as assisting coach, a huge inspiration to the athletes. It is our resolve to maintain a high level of support to facilitative the lofty goals of these athletes and we expect some to become Paralympians.

Bali was very different. Racing chairs were sent to Bali Sport Foundation in advance. We were pleased to find 16 excited and curious individuals who had never seen a racing chair before. As they have no useable track, we were able to locate a narrow asphalt road surrounding a soccer field for our training purposes. Despite the limited equipment and the impossibility to individually adapt equipment effectively to everyone, the spirit was high. BSF has a helpful and energetic crew, translating, carrying, strapping and smiling.  All were able to experience a racing chair and we feel certain some will carry on and become competitive athletes.  We look forward to seeing them again as we host both a Wheelchair Rugby and Racing camp this fall.

For pictures and further information follow linkhttps://www.facebook.com/#!/wcexpress


 

Sledge Hockey - Team AB I.D Camp
Published Monday, July 20, 2015

Sledge Hockey - Team Alberta will be holding an I.D Camp August 15 - 16, 2015 in Red Deer at the Kinsmen Twin Arena. Further details can be viewed here: Talent I.D Camp Poster

To Register Please contact Dean Krawec: dkrawec@shaw.ca


Wheelchair Rugby National Championships 2015
Published Monday, June 1, 2015

It was a great weekend of Wheelchair Rugby at the Coloplast Wheelchair Rugby National Championships that were held in Saskatoon. Congratulations goes out to the Alberta Bighorns on thier Silver Medal finish in Division 2. On the Division 1 side the Alberta Roughnecks had a nail bitter of a playoff for bronze. Losing out to Quebec by 2 points in the final seconds of the game. Both Alberta teams played thier hearts out over the weekend and showed good progress in our overall development.

Further congratulations goes out to the following Alberta Players on being selected as Tournament All Stars:

Division 1:
Zak Madell - MVP
Dale Nording - Best 2.5
Zak Madell - Best 3.5

Division 2:
Kendall Winters - Best 1.5
Ken Hicks - Best 2.0

For a recap of all the scores in both divisions - http://cwsa.ca/2015-coloplast-canadian-wheelchair-rugby-championships