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BC Wheelchair Sports Association: The Benefit of Sport for People with Disabilities and Spinal Cord Injuries


At Murphy Battista LLP we are always looking for resources that could benefit our personal injury clients. This month we want to share information about the BC Wheelchair Sports Association and the great work that they do to serve and enrich the lives of Canadians with disabilities including people with spinal cord injuries.

Since 1971, this non-profit organization has worked with partners across Canada to provide access to wheelchair sports to people suffering from a physical disability. Some of the sports that they offer through their organization include wheelchair rugby, wheelchair athletics (track and field), and wheelchair tennis. The organization also oversees wheelchair basketball through the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society and provides support to other activities including wheelchair floor hockey and a selection of target sports. The BC Wheelchair Sports Association provides these programs for athletes of all levels from casual beginners to top Paralympic competitors.

We share the BC Wheelchair Sports Association’s belief in the benefits of sport recreation for individuals with physical challenges and we are delighted to help spread the word about their upcoming Winter Clinics.

Outline of Winter Clinics

New to Wheelchair Athletics? The March 1st Session is for you

If you’re new to wheelchair sports, you will probably be most interested in checking out the upcoming March 1st, 10:30 – 12:00pm session if you are under 18 and the 1:00 – 3:30pm session if you are an adult.

The Athlete Driven Funding workshop and the Strength and Conditioning workshop are designed for athletes who are already BCWSA members.

Saturday, Feb 28th

At the BCWSA Office
(780 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver BC)

10:00am – 12:00pm: Workshop on Athlete Driven Funding (Large Boardroom) Workshop for athletes on how to access different funding streams including grants, bursaries, sponsorships, etc.

12:00pm – 1:00pm: WC Race Series AGM/Lunch (Large Boardroom)

1:00pm – 3:30pm: Roller Session and Med Ball/Gym Workout (Downstairs)

Sunday, March 1st

Richmond Olympic Oval
(6111 River Road, Richmond BC)

9:30am – 12:00pm: Strength and Conditioning workshop with Oval S&C Coach in High Performance Gym (for our provincial team/regular T&F members)

10:30am – 12:00pm: Junior Have a Go at Wheelchair Athletics – will consist of mini races, mini throws competitions, and different activities to introduce wheelchair athletics to kids 5 and up in junction with the Let’s Play Program, BC Wheelchair Basketball Society, and BC Athletics

12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch with everyone

1:00pm – 3:30pm: Wheelchair Racing and Seated Throws Practice

For more information on the BCWSA, please feel free to read their website or contact their Program Coordinator, Lisa Myers at 604-333-3520, ext 209.

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