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    February 16, 2015

    Manitoba Wheelchair Basketball Tips off at Canada Winter Games; Watch Online

    Good Luck to Manitoba's Wheelchair Basketball Team at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C.!  The Games run from February 13, 2015 – March 1, 2015 with wheelchair basketball taking place in week 1.

    The team has been training hard for the past 13 months, committing themselves to practices twice, sometimes three times per week.  They have attended several weekend training camps, a tournament in Regina, workshops, and much more, all in preparation for the Games.  The MWSA is very proud of their athletic accomplishment in such a short period of time!

    MWSA’s 2015 Canada Winter Games Team Roster:


    • Joshua Brown
    • Jennifer Kowalson
    • Spencer Lambert
    • Kail McCluskey
    • Magdalayna Pollhammer
    • Alex Ptashnik
    • Michelle Reles
    • Owen Rigby
    • Kurtis Wiens

    Under the guidance of MWSA’s two wheelchair basketball coaches, the team has thrived.  Our coaches have worked extremely hard developing our athletes’ skills and knowledge of the game.  MWSA is very lucky to have wonderful coaches on board!

    MWSA’s Wheelchair Basketball Coaches for 2015 Canada Winter Games:

    • Jarrett Yaworski
    • Chantelle Horel

    MWSA’s team at the Games is not complete without a Team Manager – Kevin Stewart.  Kevin took on the role just a few months ago and has assisted the coaches and athletes in many capacities.  He has dedicated many hours to ensuring the team stayed organized, assisted with fundraising initiatives, kept communication ongoing between the team and the MWSA office, and much more.  Kevin also sits on MWSA’s Board as Vice-President.

    The game schedule for Team Toba’s Wheelchair Basketball Team is as follows:


    • February 16, 2015 – MB vs BC – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm pst.
    • February 17, 2015 – MB vs SK – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm pst.
    • February 18, 2015 – MB vs ON – 9:00 am – 11:00 am pst.
    • February 18, 2015 – MB vs PEI – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm pst.

    All games can be viewed online at www.canadagames2015.ca/experience-the-games/canada-games-tv-today.  MWSA will also be updating their website and Facebook page with game results.

    MWSA wishes to also acknowledge Sport Manitoba for their support the past 18 months – Ted Bigelow, Barry Moroz, Marcie Halls Stronciski, and Kerri-Ann Tyschinski – CG 2015 Mission Staff, thank you!

    Go Team Toba!!

    Manitoba Wheelchair Sports Association
    145 Pacific Avenue
    Winnipeg, MB R3M 2Z6
    204 925 5790
    mwsa@sportmanitoba.ca
    www.mwsa.ca
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