Welcome to Basketball Manitoba!

Basketball Manitoba is the Provincial Sport Organization for basketball in the province of Manitoba.  Managed by a Board of 10 Directors elected by its members, the Board is tasked with ensuring that all Manitobans have access to the programs run by the association and that the game of basketball is enjoyed by as many people possible!

About Basketball Manitoba
ManitobaBasketball Manitoba was incorporated on October 29, 1976 and is responsible for the promotion and development of basketball in Manitoba and our members include players, coaches and referees which are registered through their respective associations. 

Manitoba is located in central Canada and is the fifth largest province in the country.  It is the easternmost of the three Prairie provinces.  Its capital and largest city (containing over one half the provincial population) is Winnipeg. Other cities and towns include Brandon, Thompson, Dauphin, Swan River, Churchill, The Pas, Selkirk, Portage la Prairie, Gimli, Flin Flon, Steinbach, Morden, and Winkler.

Mission

Dedicated to the promotion and development of basketball in Manitoba.

Vision

Basketball Manitoba – Strive for Excellence! Play for Life!

Values

Basketball Manitoba values itself as an organization that emphasizes integrity, respect and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence.

Vision Priorities

  1. We coordinate basketball in Manitoba by developing relationships/partnerships, and by providing leadership and governance. We accomplish this together by setting common goals and policies through effective communication.
  2. We enhance basketball by pursuing increased access to facilities and ensuring financial stability.
  3. We promote, deliver and support developmentally appropriate programs that are athlete-centred, coach driven and official supported.

Mandate

Basketball Manitoba is responsible for the promotion and development of basketball in Manitoba. It includes:
  • Promote and coordinate the development of elite athletes, coaches, officials and administrators.
  • Promote and encourage participation in the sport of basketball as a means of improving fitness and encouraging leadership and sportsmanship in Manitoba.
  • Establishing, administering, and enforcing laws, rules and regulations governing the sport of basketball competitions within the jurisdiction of the Provincial Sport Organization (PSO).
  • Ensure that Basketball Manitoba Programs are executed to maximum advantage.
  • Encourage and stimulate public awareness of the sport of basketball in Manitoba and the role of Basketball Manitoba.

Structure

Basketball Manitoba is made up of ten Directors who comprise the Board and manage the Association's interests and future. Different Board Member positions include President, Director of Finance, Director of Marketing and Communications, Director of High Performance, Director of Coaching Development, Director of Officials Development and Director of Competition.

The Board is also responsible for appointing and hiring all Basketball Manitoba employees.  Basketball Manitoba currently employs three staff members; Executive Director Adam Wedlake, Program Coordinator Ian Dickey and High-Performance Coach / Technical Director Dan Becker.  These three staff members work out of the Basketball Manitoba office at 145 Pacific Ave in Winnipeg. They see to the day-to-day activities, responsibilities and programs that Basketball Manitoba offers.

Office Location & Map

Basketball Manitoba's office is located in room 324 in the Sport Manitoba building, which is located at 145 Pacific Avenue (at Lily St.) in downtown Winnipeg. Office hours are Monday through Friday between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  The office is closed for all statutory holidays.

Packages and deliveries can be left at the main floor reception desk at 145 Pacific Avenue between 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, Monday to Friday and most Saturdays between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Parking

The Canada Games Sport for Life Centre Parkade is accessible off of Alexander Ave (see below map).  The parkade rates are $2.00 per hour and $1 for every 30 minutes after.  During the day, street parking is metered and costs $2.50 for 2 hours. After 5:30 pm, there is FREE unlimited street parking available in the building area.  There is area paid surface lots in the area which are managed by Impark.  See a live area parking map here

SPORT MANITOBA PARKADE


SPORT MANITOBA GROUP ACCESS ENTRANCE 


Office Location Map



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The Canada Games Centre has five AEDs. Here's where you can find them, in case of an emergency: 
  • Main floor – beside the reception desk, beside the women’s washroom entrance
  • 2nd floor – in the Sport Medicine Clinic, behind the reception desk
  • L2  courts – in the northeast corner of the gymnasium
  • L3 Performance Centre – in the hallway, just inside the performance centre doors
  • L4 Fitness Centre – on the wall behind the guest services desk

Basketball Manitoba History

Past Presidents of Basketball Manitoba

1976- 1978        Aaron Wolinsky
1978 -1982        Ralph Watts
1982- 1985        Bill Wedlake
1985-1995         Tom Kendall
1995-1999         Orton Harrison
2000-2013        Joe DiCurzio
2013 - present  Ross Wedlake

Past Executive Directors of Basketball Manitoba


1976-1979         Scott Taylor
1979-1985         Rick Lambert
1985-1995         Gail Kendall
1995-1998         Tracy Turner
1998-1999         Adam Wedlake
1999-2005         Tracy Turner
2005-2006         Irv Hanec
2006-present     Adam Wedlake

Basketball Manitoba Office Locations

1973-1977          379 Cumberland, Winnipeg, MB (no Executive Director)
1977-1980          1301 Ellice Ave, Winnipeg, MB
1980 -1986         1700 Ellice Ave, Winnipeg, MB
1986-1987          945 St James Street, Winnipeg, MB
1987-1990          495 St. Mathews Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
1990-2009          200 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB
2010-present      145 Pacific Ave, Winnipeg, MB

Logo History
1976-1986

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1986-1997

second

1997- present

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Current Logo Usage and Samples



Basketball Manitoba, Inc.
145 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg  Manitoba  Canada  R3B 2Z6
Phone 204.925.5775
Fax 204.925.5929


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