WSA Office Closure - Vacation
Published Thursday, November 26, 2015

Please note that the WSA Provincial Office will be closed for winter Vacation Monday November 30th through to Sunday December 13th, 2015. The office will re-open Monday December 14th, 2015.

Fundriasing Drive 2015
Published Thursday, November 26, 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. 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. 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 Fundraising Hotline: 780-628-1829

Any additional questions regarding this fundraising drive can be forwarded to James Heffernan, Fundraising Manager 780-974-1867 or email

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Edmonton Winter Triathlon
Published Thursday, November 26, 2015

Edmonton Winter Triathlon at Silver Skate Festival - February 21 run - skate - ski Short Course or Long Course Solo, Team, or Family Challenge

Info & registration / 2016 course map

Early-bird registration closes December 16, 2015


Wheelchair Rugby Development Day Camp
Published Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Wheelchair Sports Alberta will be hosting a Wheelchair Rugby - Athlete Development Day Camp In Red Deer on Saturday, December 12th from 1:00-4:00PM at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School.

This camp is open to anyone with a physical disability who is able to use a manual wheelchair… new, current and/or returning players are welcome!  

The camp will focus on the essential basic skills and knowledge required to play the sport of Wheelchair Rugby (ie. wheeling, passing, catching, hitting, blocking, game rules, player roles, positions and classification). We will also touch on basic offensive and defensive strategies, and will wrap up the day with a controlled scrimmage giving you some actual game play experience.


Registration for the camp is FREE, however you are required to RSVP to me if you would like to attend. Please view the attached poster for details



Jr Basketball - Athlete Identification Camp
Published Thursday, November 12, 2015

WSA is pleased to announce that we will be holding an Junior Athlete Identification Camp as part of or Canada Winter Games 2019 year one plan. The camp will take place in Edmonton at the Saville Centre December 19th & 20th, 2015.

Please view the Announcement Poster - HERE

All interested players need to contact Darrell Nordell by no later then December 4th to notify him of your attendance. Darrell can be reached at: or 780-915-8540

New Executive Director
Published Tuesday, November 10, 2015

WSA is pleased to announce that they have hired a new Executive Director who will take over from Mike on January 4th, 2016. The new ED is Sharleen Edwards from St. Albert. Sharleen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in sport & recreation management and administration to the position. Sharleen has a Bachelor of Physical Education from University of Otago in New Zealand along with numerous business certifications. She has strong leadreship and analytical skills with an emphisis on strategic planning and direction. She will be the perfect fit to lead WSA into the future. We welcome Sharleen to the WSA Family and look forward to seeing what she will accomplish over the next few years.

All Sport One Day - Wheelchair Basketball
Published Thursday, November 5, 2015

Have you ever thought it might be fun to try a sport or activity you’ve never tried before? Or maybe a sport you used to play, but haven’t in years? Do you want to be happier and healthier (and recognize that regular exercise is a great way to get there)? Maybe you feel anxious about going to a fitness facility, gym or arena? What if you could try out an activity or visit fitness facilities with other people who feel the same way you do? Not experts – just regular people who want to try out a new sport, or rediscover an old one. And what if all this fun was 100% FREE?

All Sport One City is an initiative of Sport Calgary in partnership with The City of Calgary to provide an opportunity for adults to come and discover one or two activities at various facilities throughout the city, absolutely free of charge. These activities will be taking place during the day or evenings of November 16 to 20 and all day Saturday, November 21, (RBC Sports Day in Canada).

Multi-sport facilities in Calgary are offering a wide variety of free introductory activities on Saturday, and numerous single sport facilities offering opportunities to try an activity Monday through Friday.

View The Poster Here / Contact Lorn aShannon for further information:


Team Alberta Sledge Hockey
Published Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Alberta Sledge is proud to announce the 15 player roster for the Provincial Sledge Hockey Team that will represent Alberta for the 2015-2016 season.

The roster was finalized following a two-day selection camp at Wetaskiwin Twin Arenas in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. The camp included a skills evaluation and two intrasquad games. A total of 24 players were in contention for the coveted 15 roster spots.

During the camp, Steve Arsenault (Canadian Men’s Sledge Hockey Team member, 2013 World Champion and 2014 Paralympic Bronze Medalist) reflected from his past 3 seasons of coaching experience and is "planning on adhering to my coaching philosophy involves an outstanding work ethic at its core foundation along with exceptionally strong team structure and [an] emphasis on discipline. The foundation created for success: ‘Out work, out smart, out play’".

Alberta’s roster includes two goaltenders, four defensemen and nine forwards. Head coach Steve Arsenault (Spruce Grove, AB) assembled the roster with support from associate coach Kieran Block (Edmonton, AB), and team manager Dean Krawec (St. Albert, AB).

As the team roster was established, Dean Krawec stated that with him being "involved in sledge hockey, in Alberta, since 1998 as a player, coach, and manager with the Edmonton Sled Hockey Club (ESHC); and [now] having a rostered Team Alberta squad is something that I have wanted to have happen since 1998. [This is truly] a dream come true for me as a sledge hockey historian in Alberta. It shows that we have the depth in numbers … and also the quality of players to make a high performance team to take to the National Championships being hosted in Leduc, Alberta on May 13 – 15, 2016".

For more information on the Provincial Sledge Hockey Team and Sledge Hockey Alberta, please contact Dean Krawec, Team Manager, at or follow us through social media at and