Since 1971, the BC Wheelchair Sports Association has helped people with physical disabilities across the province lead active, healthy lives through wheelchair sports. We are committed to being a strong advocate for athletes with a disability and working to reduce barriers to participation.
BCWSA administers wheelchair rugby, wheelchair athletics (track and field), and wheelchair tennis. As an athlete progresses, we offer wheelchair loans and programs for beginners, juniors, recreational athletes, and high-performance athletes. BCWSA supports the many coaches, support staff, and volunteers who are so vital to our sports.
BCWSA is proud to host wheelchair sport competitions from the recreational to the high performance level, including the Canada Cup Wheelchair Rugby Tournament and the Vancouver International Wheelchair Tennis Tournament.
BC Wheelchair Sports is the leading organization fostering community and individual excellence through wheelchair sports.
BCWSA provides exceptional wheelchair sport programs and services that build community and promote active living and the pursuit of excellence.
In pursuit of our Mission, we will
Strive to provide equitable access to sport-related opportunities for all members
Promote sport-specific inclusion in the able-bodied sport system, where beneficial to our members
Encourage, support, and respect individual members in their pursuit of sport, wellness and active living goals
Operate with the highest possible ethical and moral standards
Respect, value, and celebrate the contributions, achievements and wellness of our members
Support inclusive participation
Cultivate partnerships that support our Mission
Embrace the Canadian Sport for Life Model in the delivery of our programs and services