Fundriasing Drive 2014
Published Tuesday, August 19, 2014

WSA will be Fundraising throughout Alberta. Watch for our canvessors coming to your community in the near future. WSA is launching a new door-to-door campaign throughout Alberta. Canvessors will be selling chocolate & brownie packs in an effort to raise additional funds for the association and it's programs. The Chocolate or Brownie packs will cost $20. Please help support the Wheelchair Community in Alberta by purchasing one of our Chocolate or Brownie Packs.

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

780-427-8699 or

Wheelchair Fencing Developmental Program
Published Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wheelchair Sports Alberta through our Bridging the Gap Program is seeking interested participants for a start-up developmental Wheelchair Fencing program in Alberta. Wheelchair fencing is a sport for disabled athletes that is governed by the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation and the International Paralympic Committee and is one of the sports played in the Summer Paralympic Games. 

The 3 Classifications for Wheelchair Fencing
• class A (athletes with full trunk movement and good balance)
• class B (athletes with no leg movement and impaired trunk and balance functions)
• class C (athletes with a disability in all four limbs)

If you are, or know of anyone who would be, interested in trying out the sport of Wheelchair Fencing please contact BTG Program Coordinator BJ Engerdahl

To learn more about Wheelchair Fencing, visit:


2014 IWRF World Championship
Published Monday, August 18, 2014

The 2014 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship is underway in Odense, Denmark!  Bring home the gold, Canada!  Representing Alberta is Paralympic athlete Zak Madell from Okotoks, AB.  You can follow Zak on Twitter at @ZMadell. 

Update: Despite an valiant effort in the final, Canada walks away with the Silver Medal in Odense.  Congratulations on an amazing tournament!  Read more

For Game Schedules and Results, check out the IWRF website:  Click Here


Sled Hockey Assistant Coach Needed
Published Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Edmonton Sled Hockey Club is seeking an Assistant Coach. No experience necessary but general hockey knowledge is an asset. Check out the Advertisment for further details:


Please contact Dean Krawec, President, Edmonton Sled Hockey Club for further information or to apply:

Alberta Open - Prairies Cup Calgary
Published Monday, July 28, 2014

PAT RYAN WINS SECOND EDITION OF PRAIRIES CUP IN CALGARY, AB - The second edition of the Prairies Cup took place at the Oakridge Racquet Club in Calgary last weekend as part of the Alberta Open. 5 players from Manitoba and BC took part in the 3 day event. Pat Ryan (Kelowna, BC), who just came of a win at the Legacy Games in Kamloops earlier this month secured the title by remaining undefeated in the round rob competition. James Bernus and Samuel Unrau from Winnipeg, MB, came in second and third.

“Great to play in another new tourney for wheelchair tennis! “ said Pat Ryan. " I'm always glad to see growth in our sport as it hard work to recruit players for a sport as challenging as tennis. I'm happy and proud for both my wins this season (Kamloops) but the biggest win at both of these events for me was meeting some really awesome people. We had a ton of fun both on and off the court and I look forward to competing against these guys next year! "

“Wheelchair Sports Alberta would like to commend the Wheelchair Tennis athletes who competed at the Alberta Open this past weekend in Calgary, “ said BJ Engerdahl, BTG Program Coordinator for Wheelchair Sports Alberta. “ Congratulations to Pat Ryan, James Bernus, and Sam Unrau who placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively. On behalf of Wheelchair Sports Alberta, I would like to thank Tennis Canada, Tennis Alberta, Tennis Manitoba, Manitoba Wheelchair Sports and all of the athletes for supporting this event."

For a full overview of the tournament results please go to the link below:


2014 Birmingham Classic - Registration Info
Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The 2014 Birmingham Classic to be held at the Ontario Racquet Club in Mississauga, ON September 4-7. For Registration and Information regarding the tournament please view the following attachement: Birmingham Classic Registration Package

Canada Brings Home the Gold at WWWBC
Published Thursday, July 3, 2014

Congratulations to Canada’s Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team for winning GOLD at the 2014 Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championships!  

See the full results:  Here

Alberta was very well represented at the tournament!  Despite being the youngest player on the team, Arinn Young (#6 from Legal, AB) showed great strength and teamwork on the court and was a major factor in Canada's success.  

You can follow her on Twitter @Dah_Juice.


Photo: Wheelchair Basketball Canada

BTG Tennis Program - Edmonton
Published Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wheelchair Sports Alberta is pleased to announce that the Alberta - Bridging The Gap Program will be offering weekly Wheelchair Tennis Lessons throughout the summer. The lessons will take place at the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton and will be coached by NCCP Certified Tennis Instructor, David Rossolatos. Please view the poster for the program details and registration information. View POSTER Here

If you have any questions or concerns please contact BJ Engerdahl / 780-918-1046