• Major Games

  • Many BCWSA athletes and alumni have competed at major national and international events! Here’s a brief overview of a few of the important events to know about.

    • Paralympic Games

    • The Paralympic Games is the pinnacle of para-sport excellence: the goal that elite athletes with a disability work towards everyday. What started as a rehabilitation exercise for wounded WWII veterans in 1948 has grown into an elite, multi-sport competition that welcomes athletes from over 160 countries. The Paralympic Games are held two weeks after the Olympic Games in the same venues. Like the Olympics, they are held every 2 years alternating between the Summer Games and the Winter Games.


      The next Paralympic Games are in Paris in 2024. All three of our core sports are included in the summer Paralympics

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    • The Canada Games

    • The Canada Games brings together more than 2,000 able-bodied athletes and athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities for the largest amateur multi-sport event in the country. Alternating between winter and summer, they span over 30 different sports to showcase the very best in Canadian sport and spirit.


      Wheelchair Racing and Seated Throws are included in the Canada Summer Games and Western Canada Summer Games within Athletics.

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    • Parapan Am Games

    • The Parapan American Games are a continental multi-sport competition for the countries of North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean.


      The next Parapan Am Games are in Santiago, Chile in October of 2023.


      Para Athletics, Wheelchair Tennis and Wheelchair Rugby are all apart of the Parapan Am Games!

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