Getting you started.
Every wheelchair sports journey starts with a First Push. It’s never too early or too late to start yours!
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What We Do
From introductory programs and wheelchair loans for new participants to training opportunities and athlete supports for high-performance athletes, we offer a range of programs, events, and supports for athletes at every stage of their journey.
Fun and inclusive introductory sessions where new participants can try sports with supportive BCWSA peers and coaches.
Weekly sport-specific and multi-sport programming for athletes of varying skill and experience levels led by BCWSA coaches.
Indigenous Bridging the Gap
The Indigenous Bridging the Gap Program aims to remove barriers to participation in sport for Indigenous individuals with disabilities across BC.
Bridging the Gap
The Bridging The Gap Program helps people with disabilities get active and engaged in sport. The BTG Program helps introduce participants to sport and to remove barriers to participation.
BCWSA supports high-performance athletes and teams across our sports who represent BC and/or Canada in national and international competitions.
Wheelchair Loan Program
At BCWSA, we don’t want financial barriers to leave anyone on the sidelines. Our Wheelchair Loan Program offers athletes of all ages, sports, shapes and sizes access to proper sports wheelchairs and equipment. Sport Wheelchairs can be rented for a very low yearly or monthly rate and support is available for those in financial need.
BC Wheelchair Sports has three core sports: Wheelchair Athletics (Wheelchair Racing and Seated Throws), Wheelchair Tennis, and Wheelchair Rugby.
Click here to learn about each of our sports.
BCWSA runs several local, national, and international tournaments including the annual Vancouver International Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, Kamloops Legacy Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, Vancouver Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament, and the Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament held biennially.
Learn more about BCWSA tournaments
Whether you’re wanting to get involved as an athlete, coach, official or volunteer. Our staff are happy to welcome you to the Wheelchair Sports Community and give you the tools and knowledge that you need to get started!
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Meet our staff, read our policies, learn about our history and discover our vision, mission and values that lead us towards the future!
- About BCWSA
Explore wheelchair sports resources and information including links to our national and community partners, Safe Sport information, resources for coaches, officials & classifiers plus much more.
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