The top Canadian female wheelchair basketball players are in Winnipeg for the Senior Women’s and U25 Women’s National Team selection camp, which started Monday and runs until Jan. 16 at the University of Manitoba.  The selection camp, being held in co-operation with the Canadian Sport
Centre Manitoba, will help determine which athletes will represent Canada at a number of international events in 2011.

“The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba is excited to have the opportunity
to host the wheelchair basketball teams in Winnipeg and assist in their
training," said Randy Anderson, the sport centre's general manager.

"We wish them luck in their continued training in preparation for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.”

The Senior Women’s National Team is amongst the most successful and
dominant teams in Canadian amateur sport history. The team has captured
three Paralympic gold medals and has reached the podium at six
consecutive world championships. The players selected for this year’s
team will represent Canada at the 2011 Parapan American Games in
Guadalajara, Mexico, which is the qualification tournament for the 2012
Paralympic Games in London.

The U25 Women’s National Team look to be victorious on home soil at the
inaugural 2011 Women’s U25 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship. The
event is set for July 15-23 at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont.

The 28 athletes attending the selection camp are:

  • Abby Stubbert – (Halifax, NS)

  • Allarisa Haak – (Edmonton, AB)

  • Ashley Baerg (Dalmeny, SK)

  • Chantelle Horel (Winnipeg, MB

  • Chantelle Low (Brampton, ON)

  • Cindy Ouellett (Quebec, QC)

  • Claire Smith (London, ON)

  • Corin Metzger (Elmira, ON)

  • Cory Harrower (Regina, SK)

  • Elaine Allard (St. Eustache, QC)

  • Elisha Williams (Burnaby, BC)

  • Frances Miller (Edmonton, AB)

  • Gabby Roberts-Winter (Regina, SK)

  • Helaina Cyr (Edmonton, AB)

  • Jamey Jewells (Donkin, NS)

  • Janet Mclachlan (Vancouver, BC)

  • Jessica Vliegenthart (Victoria, BC)

  • Karine Chicoine (Montreal, QC)

  • Kasey Holberton (Calgary, AB)

  • Katie Harnock (Elmira, ON)

  • Kendra Ohama (Calgary, AB)

  • Mackenzie Doll (Camrose, AB)

  • Maude Jacques (Ste-Catherine, QC)

  • Nancy Lafleche (Vancouver, BC)

  • Steph Park (Maple Ridge, BC)

  • Tamara Steeves (Mississauga, ON)

  • Tara Feser (St. Albert, AB)

  • Tracey Ferguson (Holland Landing, ON)

About the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba:

The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba works with the High Performance
Athletes training in the province and across Canada. Through the
services provided, the CSCM helps athletes to reach their potential and
achieve podium performances.

About Wheelchair Basketball Canada:

Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sports governing body
responsible for the organization of wheelchair basketball in Canada. It
is a non-profit, charitable organization that is the Canadian member of
the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF).

(Information from Wheelchair Basketball Canada
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