MLA Kevin Chief speaking at the
Wesmen Classic Media Conference
For 50 years the annual "Holiday Tradition" has showcased the best Men's Basketball and High School Boy's tournaments. The Wesmen Classic holds a special place in the hearts of local sports fans, both as a holiday meeting place to catch up with old friends, and as a prime venue to catch some of the best CIS basketball and High School action in the country.

Over the years, basketball enthusiasts and casual fans alike have gathered at the old Riddell Hall, the Winnipeg Arena, the Convention Centre and now in its current home the Dr. David F. Anderson Gymnasium in the Duckworth Centre, to witness dedicated student athletes give it their all in what is still the premier basketball event in the province. 

50th  Annual Wesmen Classic – Schedule of Events

The adidas Junior Varsity Classic will take place on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10 and will once again feature 16 of the Province's top grade 10 teams. The Junior Varsity championship final will be played on Tuesday December 27th at 7:30 p.m.
Tournament Draw (PDF)

The Metro News High School Boy's Classic will feature eight of the top Varsity Boys' basketball teams in Winnipeg. The event will take place from Tuesday, December 27th to Friday, December 30th. The High School Championship Final will take place on Friday, December 30th at 6:00 p.m.
Tournament Draw (PDF)
The Coca Cola University Men's Classic will take place from Wednesday, December 28th to Friday, December 30th. The highly competitive event will feature eight university teams, including the host Winnipeg Wesmen. The University Men's Championship Final will be played on Friday, December 30th at 8:00 p.m.
Tournament Draw (PDF)

Ticket Information

Tournament passes are on sale in the Customer Service Centre (Main Level, Duckworth Centre) until 9:00 pm on December 23rd . The University of Winnipeg will re-open for the Classic at 9:00 am on December 27th.

Tournament passes are $25.00, and are valid for all games. Day passes are available on game days only.  Prices for day passes are as follows:
Junior Varsity Day Passes (December 9 and 10).....$2.00 per day

December 27          $5.00 (5 games - 4 high school, 1 junior varsity final)
December 28          $10.00 (6 games - 4 university, 2 high school)
December 29          $10.00 (6 games - 4 university, 2 high school,)
December 30          $12.00 (7 games - 4 university, 3 high school)  

The Wesmen Classic offers even greater value for young families !


(accompanied by a paying adult)

Now Available  Special Edition Wesmen Lager brewed by the fine people at the Fort Garry Brewing Company. The limited edition beer is now available to purchase at Manitoba Liquor Marts across Winnipeg. The product will also be available to enjoy at the 50th Annual Wesmen Classic. Another reason to purchase this product is that 50 cents from every can sold will be donated to the University of Winnipeg Wesmen Athletic Scholarship Fund. Thank you to the Fort Garry Brewing Company for their generous support.

NOTE: Season tickets, UofW student cards, Entertainment Book, Show & Save, Varsity Gold coupons etc. are NOT valid for the Wesmen Classic. For more information please call 204-786-9349.

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