Due to UNBC Strike, Date Changed For Prince George Wheelchair Sports Have a Go Days

(Prince George, BC) -- Due to the strike at UNBC, the date and the venue for BC Wheelchair Sports’ Have a Go Days in Prince George has been changed. The event, which was supposed to take place this weekend, will now be held from April 24 – 25 at Duchess Park Secondary School.

The Have a Go Days seek to capitalize on the excitement surrounding wheelchair sports built up by the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Wheelchair basketball enjoyed great community support at the Canada Games, and BC Wheelchair Sports Association is eager to expand its programs in the area.

“The Canada Winter Games allowed us to showcase how fun and exciting wheelchair sports can be,” said BCWSA Executive Director Gail Hamamoto. “Increasing the wheelchair sports services in the North will be an amazing legacy of the Games.”

Not only will the Have a Go Days offer participants a chance to try a wide variety of wheelchair sports, but it will also serve as the launch for the new Prince George wheelchair rugby club. This is the first time that wheelchair rugby has been offered in Prince George.

The weekend has two parts:

Wheelchair Rugby Camp:

This is a free event for potential athletes, coaches and volunteers looking to get involved in wheelchair rugby. Wheelchair rugby is a full-contact sport that welcomes both male and female athletes with a disability. BC’s best wheelchair rugby coaches will be on hand to demonstrate the sport. No experience is necessary and all equipment, including sports wheelchairs, will be provided. The camp takes place on Friday, April 24th from 6 – 9 pm and Saturday, April 25th from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm at Duchess Park Secondary School. To register, click here.

Wheelchair Sports Have a Go Day:

Come try a wide range of wheelchair sports in a fun, supportive environment. You’ll have the opportunity to try wheelchair tennis, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair athletics and snowsports. People of all ages, experience levels, and disabilities are welcome to attend this free event. Able-bodied people are also welcome. No experience is necessary and all equipment, including sports wheelchairs, is provided. The event takes place on Saturday, April 25th from 1:00 – 3:30 pm at Duchess Park Secondary School. To register, click here.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Arley McNeney
Communications & Marketing Manager
BC Wheelchair Sports Association
Cell: 778-788-9091
Email: Arley@bcwheelchairsports.com