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


2015 AB Wheelchair Tennis Tournament
Published Monday, July 6, 2015

Wheelchair Sports Alberta is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 Alberta Wheelchair Tennis Tournament.  The tournament is open to wheelchair tennis athletes of all skill levels from across Canada. The completion will take place at the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton, Alberta on August 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. The draws will include Men’s, Women’s and Quad Divisions, with events in Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Please view the attached Tournament Registration Package for complete event details. Please be advised that registration forms must be completed and emailed to the Tournament Director, BJ Engerdahl, no later than Friday, July 31st, 2015.

REGISTRATION PACKAGE

 

Host Hotel: Holiday Inn Conference Centre South - Group Code: WSA - Room Rate: $129/night - Room release date:Jul 31, 2015


Click This Booking Link - Make a Reservation

 

 


 

Fundriasing Drive 2015
Published Tuesday, June 2, 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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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


BTG Staff Title Change
Published Monday, May 11, 2015

The Board of Directors have upgraded the BTG Program Coordinator Position title to BTG Program Manager. This change reflects the ever evolving nature of the position. BJ Engerdahl will continue to fillfull his role under the new position title. The title change is effective immediately.

Congratulations to BJ on the new title of BTG Program Manager. View the Press Release Here


 

Avery Linton Legacy Foundation
Published Friday, May 8, 2015

WSA would like to express a BIG THANK YOU to the Avery Linton Legacy Foundation in thier very kind donation of $40,000. towards new sport chairs for our Jr Provincial Basketball Team and the BTG School & Tennis Program. We are extremely gratful for the hard work the Avery Linton Foundation has put forth in raising these funds that will help so many from within the Wheelchair Sports Community here in Alberta.

Below are a few Testimonials from some of our gratful reciepients:

Savannah - Jr Wheelchair Basketball Team Member

"Getting a new basketball wheelchair is beyond amazing and I was so touched by the Avery Linton Foundation's support for this awesome sport. I have been playing in a borrowed chair ever since I started playing, and now that I will have my own, I feel that my confidence as a player will be much improved. Thank you!!
 

Jon Bilan - Jr Wheelchair Basketball Team Member

"I am very grateful to the  Avery Linton Foundation  and Wheelchair Sports Alberta for the opportunity of receiving a new chair for wheelchair basketball.  This new chair will be a lot lighter than the one I am using now and will hopefully help  increase my speed and  shorten my turning distance,  by receiving this chair I hope it takes my ball playing to the next level"

Jayden Doll - Jr Wheelchair Basketball Team Member

"I have been playing for five years, and never had a custom made chair. A new chair will help improve my speed and chair skills, and make me taller, taking me to my goal of participating in the Canada winter games"

Mike Sandomirsky - Executive Director

"It's been a real pleasure working with Jenn Linton and her amazing Team with the Avery Linton Legacy Foundation. Because of their generosity and committment to those in need WSA has been able to revitalize our sport wheelchair fleet. Its because of this generosity that we will be able to offer additional programs and wheelchair sport opportunities to those in need"


 

BTG Tennis Program - Edmonton
Published Wednesday, April 29, 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 in May running through to end of July. The registration cost for the program is set at $80. which includes court time, coached instruction and equipment.

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


BTG Glenrose Program
Published Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Please be advised that the BTG Program at the Glenrose Hospital will be cancelled for Thursday April 30th, 2015. The program will resume on Thursday May 7th, 2015