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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


Check out all of the pics from the weekend. Please view the WSA Facebook page:

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.

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: / 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 link!/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 -

BTG Staff Title Change
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
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 Glenrose Program
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

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