• Story 13: Dean MacKinnon

They’re often not the most popular with players and coaches on the court, but referees have been crucial in shaping BC Wheelchair Sports’ history and it’s hard to find a referee more dedicated to wheelchair sports than Dean MacKinnon.

Dean MacKinnon began officiating wheelchair basketball in 1962 and has been involved in the sport ever since. He has officiated in the provincial wheelchair basketball league, the BC Winter Games, Canada Games, the NWBA and even attended international tournaments in the USA. In addition to being the head official and allocator for wheelchair basketball in BC, Dean is also a respected wheelchair rugby referee and introduces new officials to the sport through educational clinics.

Here are some photos of Dean MacKinnon in action.