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New Executive Director
Monday, January 4, 2016

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. Sharleen can be contact at the WSA Provincial Office wsa1@telus.net / 780-427-8699


 
Team Alberta Sledge Hockey
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 dkrawec@shaw.ca or follow us through social media at facebook.com/albertasledge and twitter.com/AlbertaSledge.


 

 
CWBL AB Schedule 2015 - 16
Monday, October 5, 2015

CWBL - AB Division Basketball Schedule 2015 - 16 - Calendar Format  CLICK HERE

October 24-25, 2015 - "B" Tournament - Saskatoon
November 14 - 15, 2015 - Edmonton CWBL "B" tournament
November 21-22 - Grande Prairie
December 5 - 6, 2015- Edmonton CWBL "A" tournament
December 19 - 20, 2015 - Edmonton Developmental/Junior Camp
Jan 9 - 10 - Calgary CWBL "B" and Mini
January 16, 2016 - AB Junior Day Camp
January 23-24, 2016 - Saskatoon CWBL "A" Tournament
February 13, 2016 - Edmonton AB Juniors Day Camp
February 27 - 28, 2016 - Edmonton CWBL Women's AND Minis tournament
March 12-13 - Calgary CWBL "A" Tournament
March 19-20, 2016 - Grande Prairie CWBL "B" Championships
April 2 - 3 - Calgary Women


 

 
2015 AB Wheelchair Tennis Tournament
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
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
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
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


 

 
Wheelchair Rugby National Championships 2015
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


 
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