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June 2, 2020 Edition

What's new in the BCWBS Office

It is National Accessibility Week.  Let's celebrate by thanking all of our facility partners, sport program partners and our amazing members and clubs for all they do, everyday, to deliver such amazing programs for us to participate in. #AccessibleCanada

The Richmond Olympic Oval is celebrating National Accessibility Week, by showcasing adapted training programs this week as part of their OVAL FIT schedule.  

For any athletes looking for additional adapted strength and conditioning programs, Steve Ramsbottom with the Performance Institute offers wheelchair training programs.  Check them out!   Steve is also hosting Thursday morning work-outs as part of our Let's Play Virtual Session which run until June 19th.  Email to sign up for one of these too.

BCWBS Wheelchair Loan Program.  Reminder that renewals will begin September 2020.  Please email Nadine if you have any questions or need further information.

Wheelchair Basketball Canada is looking for input with their members survey.
Input from the surveys will be used to inform marketing and communication decisions. Please note that all answers will be kept completely confidential. As an incentive, anyone who fills in the survey will be entered into a draw to win a $100 gift card.

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BCWBS is still continuing to monitor the information provided by public health officials and is in regular contact with viaSport BC and Wheelchair Basketball Canada as we move towards establishing guidelines for Return to Sport.  As soon as we have additional information and an approval of our Return to Sport plan, we will circulate to all of our clubs.

#TBT - ThrowbackTuesday
Back to the 2020 BC Winter Games in Fort St. John.

Some of you may have met Kenta Kikuchi, Pender Island, at the 2020 BC Winter Games.  He was the one doing all of the awesome video filming at the games, and behind the scenes and captured so so many key moments.

We are proud to share with everyone the completed BC Games Documentary Film, by Kenta.  Thank you for showcasing the true essence of these games and the importance of them to BC wheelchair basketball athletes, coaches and our sport development. 

Oh and thanks for capturing the FUN too!!
Thanks to all of the athletes who were part of our "Premier" of the BC Games Documentary!
You've got a Teammate in Me Challenge- Deadline extended

Thank you to everyone who has submitted their clips so far....still looking for more!

We are planning to create our own challenge from BC-CWBL Teams, regions, clubs,  and all of our members..."You've got a Teammate in Me Challenge"  Grab your basketball and team jersey, jump into your sports chair, get the camera rolling and join this Long Distance Passing Challenge.  

Film and submit 3 -2-3 second, mp4 videos, (1) of you with the ball (upclose), then (2) a clip of you passing the ball to your left (3) a clip of you receiving the ball from the right.  All clips can be sent to

Be as creative as you want when it comes to your style of pass and reception....

Deadline to receive these clips is June 20.

Any questions, please feel free to email Michelle for more information and direction.   Let's have some FUN!

....Here is the IWBF Don't Rush Challenge for a little inspiration 

Activities & Resouces

With our wheelchair basketball programming currently on-hold, there have been many requests from our members on how they can keep active, both-on-court and off-court.  Here is our Top 3 for this week.

  1. The Lockdown Podcast.  Disability Sport Northern Ireland is taking to the limelight with a new podcast.  They have 8 Episodes posted to date.  Check them out.

    Episode 1

  2. The NONA Child Development CentreCheck out their programs online and follow them on facebook.
  3. The BC Alliance for Healthy Living has some great resources for Staying Healthy and Well during COVID-19 .

Let's Play 

Let's Play Virtual Online Sessions continue this week.
For Para-Sport Wednesday, we have special guest Paralympian Nathan Dewitt joining our session.


New letter this week in the Let's Play X-Tails colouring contest!!  Go to the Let's Play Facebook page to download the weekly colouring letter page.  This week we will be featuring the letter "T".  Kids can submit their completed pages by email to bcwbs1@gmail.comWe will post them for everyone to see and X-tails Author Larry Fielding will select a random prize winner June 15th, 2020.

You can also purchase the complete X-Tails colouring book, and other X-tails books online.

Shout out to Rob and Riley for the "Juggling Lesson" May 27th.  We have had some amazing guest's in May for our Let's Play Para-sport Wednesday's!  Thank you everyone!

In the next edition....

Check your inbox next Tuesday for the new edition of The NETwork.  Look for features on a few things like these topics....

  • Return to Sport Plan Updates
  • Follow our stories for Great Canadian Giving Month all during June.  
If you have any links or ideas for future editions, please send along to Michelle

Thanks for being an awesome member of our community and for taking time in your day and week to catch up with BC Wheelchair Basketball news.
Have a GREAT and ACTIVE week.

BC Wheelchair Basketball Society
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