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June 9, 2020 Edition

What's new in the BCWBS Office

BCWBS is continuing to monitor the information and establish the guidelines for BC's  wheelchair basketballs' Return to Sport.  Look for an update in coming weeks regarding a BCWBS led CODVID-19 information session for our clubs, regions, and members.  

Congratulations to the BCWBS Class of 2020!  Graduation is a time to celebrate your achivements, prepare for a future of opportunities and embrace a world of infinite possibilities.  We wish you all much success and we hope to see you on a basketball court soon!  Way to go Brooke Perepeluk, Lannette Boland, Tasia Lindquist, Kenta Kikuchi, Saskia Speed and Megan Smith!

The Rick Hansen Foundation Difference Maker of the Year Award is a national award created to recognize those who are making the world a more accessible and inclusive place for people of all abilities.  We want to give a HUGE congratulations to 6-year old Brody Moore, who is one of 5 students to receive the annual award in 2020.

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

The City of Langley has just announced that starting June 15th, in accordance with Phase 2 openings in BC, they will be hosting OUTDOOR fitness training sessions.  Pre-Registration will be mandatory.  To see their FULL schedule of classes, please click link and then go to Fitness Drop In Schedule and Fees.  At this time their indoor facilities and programs will continue to be cancelled.

I·SPARC in partnership with PacificSport Okanagan and PacificSport Vancouver Island are pleased to present this free Mental Performance Webinar Series for coaches and athletes!  Click for more information on the dates and topics being offered in this High Performance Series.

June is the Great Canadian Giving Challenge.  For every $1 donation made to BCWBS and our Let's Play BC program, we will receive a ballot to win an additional $20,000 donation.   Thank you for supporting us!
The BCWBS Crew "Zooming" through another week and into the weekend!
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. Check out the Pacific Sport Vancouver Island WheelKids Program. Through active games and play, the PacificSport WheelKids program provides FUNdamental movement skills in a safe, fun, and encouraging environment for all kids. In addition to learning valuable fundamental wheeling skills, kids will also take part in sports such as basketball, tennis, rugby, track and field!  Learn how you can bring the WheelKids program to your own school.

  2. Active for Life has some tips on creating your own obstacle course to help with wheeling skills and fun active play opportunities in your own yard.   Also check out their video on playing bucket toss golf! 
  3. All of SCI-BC's June programs are online.  Looking for something in Kamloops, Duncan, or wanting to listen to an expert on a specific subject?  Look no further.  Click for June's schedule and find something new to be part of.

Let's Play 

Let's Play Virtual Online Sessions continue this week.
For Parasport Wednesday , June 10th at 11am, we have Paralympic Tennis star, Sarah Hunter as our special guest. 

Did you miss one of the letters from our X-Tails Colouring Contest?
We shared the letters "B", "D", "H", "M", "N", R" and "T" over the past few weeks.  You can find all of these letters on our facebook page.  There is still time to colour -submit and be entered to win some great prizes!

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


Thanks to Paralympian Nathan Dewitt for joining our Let's Play Parasport Wednesday Session June 3rd.  Great to have a few special athletes join us from Ontario for this fun high speed sprinting session!

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.  Keep your eye out for more information on our upcoming information session
  • 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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