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Wheelchair Fencing Developmental Program
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 wsa2@telus.net

To learn more about Wheelchair Fencing, visit: http://www.paralympic.org/wheelchair-fencing

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2014 IWRF World Championship
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

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Sled Hockey Assistant Coach Needed
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:

SLED HOCKEY COACH JOB POSTING

Please contact Dean Krawec, President, Edmonton Sled Hockey Club for further information or to apply: dkrawec@shaw.ca


 
Alberta Open - Prairies Cup Calgary
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:

http://tc.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/draw.aspx?id=13EAB8F0-3A7E-40FB-97A4-65D5886C354F&draw=17

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Canada Brings Home the Gold at WWWBC
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.

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AB Wins Bronze - Rugby National Championships 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014

Congratulations to both the Alberta A (Roughnecks) and Alberta B (Bighorns) on their recent Bronze medal placings at the 2014 Coloplast Wheelchair Rugby National Championships. This is a fantastic showing for Alberta. See the full results here - RESULTS


 
2014 AB Provincial Wheelchair Rugby Team
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WSA is pleased to announce the following players will be representing Alberta at the Wheelchair Rugby National Championships in London Ontario May 16 - 18, 2014

Alberta Roughnecks
Coach Bruce Crosby, Equipment Victoria Lepine, Zak Madell, Dale Nording, BJ Engerdahl, Cody Fournie, Dave Guiry, Richard Tooley

Alberta Bighorns
Coach Cliff Wooden, Mike Audette, Ian Heerensperger, Ken Hicks, Denholm Stephens, Skyler Janssen, Andrea Wojcik, Evan Shaw 

Details on the Schedule can be found here - SCHEDULE

Tournament Info & Results Can Be Viewed here - RESULTS


 
Sport Check Mothers Day Run - Results
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

 

PlaceNameResidenceBib #TimeChipPaceCategoryCat. PlaceGender Place
1
Paul Lai Calgary, AB, CAN
1653
43:04
43:01
4:19
10K Wheel Male
1/7
1/7
2
Steve Ellefson Calgary, AB, CAN
1650
43:05
43:03
4:19
10K Wheel Male
2/7
2/7
3
Nolan Wiebe Calgary, AB, CAN
1107
47:14
47:12
4:44
10K Wheel Male
3/7
3/7
4
Brandice Thompson Calgary, AB, CAN
1507
1:02:42
1:02:41
6:17
10K Wheel Female
1/2
1/2
5
Dana Halvorson Calgary, AB, CAN
1652
1:02:43
1:02:38
6:16
10K Wheel Male
4/7
4/7
6
Phil Lotzer Calgary, AB, CAN
1741
1:03:33
1:03:29
6:21
10K Wheel Male
5/7
5/7
7
Marilyn Erho Calgary, AB, CAN
1740
1:03:35
1:03:32
6:22
10K Wheel Female
2/2
2/2
8
Geoff Meyering Lethbridge, AB, CAN
1742
1:08:21
1:08:16
6:50
10K Wheel Male
6/7
6/7
9
King Emmerson Calgary, AB, CAN
1651
1:41:04
1:24:16
8:26
10K Wheel Male
7/7
7/7
 
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