Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce that Manitoba has been formally awarded the opportunity to host the 2010 and 2011 Canada Basketball National Championships at the 17U & 15U levels.  The province will be hosting the boy's championships in the summer of 2010 and the girls in 2011, alternating the the genders with the other host site in Toronto.  We are also very excited to announce that Basketball Manitoba will partner with the University of Manitoba to stage the Championships for both years!  This summer's Boy's National Championships will occur August 3-7, 2010 at the U of M with teams traveling on August 1 and 8. Manitoba last hosted a national championship of this level in 2003-04. 


The national event comes in a partnership with Basketball Manitoba, Canada Basketball and the University of Manitoba joining forces to welcome to top 250 basketball players at the 14-17 age range to Winnipeg.  

“Canada Basketball would like to congratulate
the University of Manitoba for being awarded the National Championships
event, working in partnership with Basketball Manitoba,” said Canada Basketball
Executive Director and CEO Wayne Parrish. “As the national governing body
for basketball, we are focused on the development and growth of the sport at
all levels.  The 17U & 15U National Championships provide an ideal
forum to showcase the future of Canadian basketball and is an excellent
opportunity for athletes to gain recognition and competitive experience.”

"We are very exited to be bringing one of the premier basketball events to Manitoba the next two summers!", exclaimed Basketball Manitoba Executive Director Adam Wedlake.  "We as a province have a long history of putting on world-class events and this one will be no different!  Our national partner in Canada Basketball and our local partner in the University of Manitoba will allow us to put on the best show for the athletes, coaches, referees and visitors to our province!"

In learning of the successful bid to host the Championships, University of Manitoba Athletic Director Coleen Dufresne commented, "The University of Manitoba is honored to partner with Basketball Manitoba and Canada Basketball in
hosting the Canada Basketball National Championships in both 2010 and
2011.  This will be a tremendous
boost to basketball across our province and within our University programs.  The Championship is a great opportunity to showcase
our University, our basketball programs and our Athletic facilities to the top young basketball players from across the
country.  Bison Sports, Housing and
Student Life as well as Food Services on campus will work together with
Basketball Manitoba to deliver the best ever National Championship."

The National Championships allow
developmental athletes aged 17-and-under and 15-and-under from all provinces
and territories to compete in a national forum where they can showcase their
talent and ability in a first-class competitive event.  It also
facilitates the identification of athletes for involvement in national team

To stage an event of this nature, Basketball Manitoba is seeking help and support from the local basketball community!  In the coming month, we will begin our call out seeking volunteers to help showcase Manitoba to the country!  Volunteer opportunities will include areas such as...

  • Equipment Management

  • Facilities Preparation

  • Minor Officials & Stats Crew

  • Game Floor Support

  • Medical

  • Security

  • Concessions & Merchandise Sales

  • Hospitality

  • Accreditation

  • Communication, Media, Video, Photography

  • Transportation

  • Accommodations

  • Meal Services

  • Awards and Opening / Closing Ceremonies

  • Public Address Announcing

Details on these volunteer opportunities will be coming out in the next month! 






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