WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL CANADA AND CBC SPORTS TO OFFER STREAMING OVERVIEW OF FEATURE GAME JULY 2ND

The Canada men’s team hosts the Netherlands in a friendly on July 2nd, which will be streamed live on the CBC Sports and WBC YouTube digital platforms

Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) and CBC Sports will provide live streaming coverage of the Canadian Men’s Feature Game taking place this Saturday at Toronto’s Pan Am Sports Centre. Viewers from coast to coast can follow the action across CBC Sports’ digital platforms, including the free ones CBC gem streaming service, cbcsports.ca and the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android Devices and on the WBC YouTube channel when the Canada men’s wheelchair basketball team takes on the Netherlands on Saturday, July 2 at 4:00pm ET.

The feature game is part of Team Canada’s preparation for the IWBF Americas Cup, where Canada will compete in qualifying for the 2022 IWBF World Championships. The Canadian men must finish in the top four at the Americas Cup in Brazil to qualify for the World Cup.

Viewers can follow the journey of some of Canada’s top Paralympians from the senior men’s national team, including Nik Goncin (Regina, Sask.), Bo Hedges (Wonowon, BC) and Tyler Miller (Kitchener, Ontario). Other. In addition, the feature game offers fans the opportunity to see athletes who will represent Team Canada at both the Americas Cup and the Commonwealth Games this summer.

“The feature game will give fans a chance to see all of the hard work our athletes have put in while training over the past seven months,” said Wendy Gittens, Executive Director, Wheelchair Basketball Canada. “The Feature Game is a chance for Canadians to see wheelchair basketball live as we work towards this summer’s Americas Cup, the Commonwealth Games and the World Championships in November.”

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The main game takes place at the WBC National Training Center at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Center at 875 Morningside Avenue in Scarborough, Ontario. Admission is free, the game is open to the public.

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About Wheelchair Basketball Canada

Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national athletic association responsible for organizing the sport in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to excellence in the development, support and advancement of wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians from grassroots to elite athletes. A fast-paced, high-impact competitive sport, wheelchair basketball is held in high esteem by Canada, having won six gold, one silver and one bronze medal in the last seven Paralympic Games. For more information visit www.wheelchairbasketball.ca

ABOUT CBC SPORT

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s Olympic network through 2032 and Canada’s Paralympic network through 2024. The national public broadcaster has committed to presenting Canadian and international athletes and sports across all platforms under the CBC Sports and Hockey Night in Canada brands, including on television, online at cbcsports.ca and via the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices. CBC Sports is proud to tell the step-by-step story of the high-level athlete’s journey, ensuring Canadians always know the people they represent before they see them on the podium.

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