Wheelchair Basketball

The BC Wheelchair Sports Show

The BC Wheelchair Sports Show brings you interviews and stories from the athletes, coaches, and members that make up the incredible wheelchair sports community in BC and beyond.

Each episode features guests from within the parasport world ranging from grassroots athletes participating in BCWSA programs to Paralympians from across Canada and the world.

Job Posting: Program Coordinator - Wheelchair Rugby

BC Wheelchair Sports is seeking a program staff person with primary responsibility for Wheelchair Rugby programming and events, including oversight of athlete, coach and officials development, and tournament hosting. Additional program responsibilities will include the ‘Bridging the Gap’ (BTG) recruitment and retention program, BCWSA Wheelchair Loan Program, special events, community partnerships and other programs and services as required.

Check Out Our Minimal Disability and Amputee Have a Go Day!

If you’re an amputee or have a minimal disability like arthritis, you may be surprised to learn that you’re eligible to play wheelchair sports. You may be even more surprised to learn that in some sports, up to 50% of all athletes can walk or are completely able-bodied. If pain or lack of mobility is keeping you from enjoying able-bodied sports, come out to the Amputee & Minimal Disability Have a Go Day on Wednesday October 25th at the Fraser Heights Recreation Centre.

Amputees and Minimal Disability Participants Try Wheelchair Sports At Have a Go Day

We held a Have a Go Day in Cloverdale on Monday with longtime friends at BCWBS and Lifemark. The camp was a big hit with minimal disability and amputee participants from across the Lower Mainland. They had the opportunity to try out a bunch of different wheelchair sports, including wheelchair tennis, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair athletics and even wheelchair basketball.

BCWSA To Host Have a Go Day in Kelowna

People with physical disabilities in Kelowna will have a chance to try a variety of wheelchair sports for free when BC Wheelchair Sports Association hosts a Have a Go event on May 23rd. The event will take place at Okanagan Mission Secondary from 5 - 8 pm.

"Have a Go Days are a great opportunity for people to try wheelchair sports in a fun, supportive environment," said BCWSA Executive Director Gail Hamamoto. "We are thrilled to be able to show people with disabilities in the Okanagan what opportunities are available to them."

Job Posting: Assistant Program Coordinator

BC Wheelchair Sports is seeking an individual to fulfill a fulltime contract position as Assistant Program Coordinator.  Programs may include:  BCWSA ‘Bridging the Gap’ (BTG) recruitment and retention program, wheelchair loan program, junior sport camp program, special events, and other programs and services as required.  The successful candidate will report to the BCWSA Program Manager & Program Coordinator. 

Wage: $14 per hour

Application Deadline: April 24th

Dates: May 8 - Aug. 25th 

Aboriginal Have-A-Go Day

Join us for an Aboriginal Have a Go Day! Try different sports including wheelchair tennis, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and athletics. The session will be led by BCWSA staff and peer mentors, including renowned First Nations Paralympian Richard Peter. Everyone is welcome; you don’t need a disability to try!


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