Montreal, March 21, 2022 – Wheelchair Rugby Canada in partnership with Défi sportif AlterGo is excited to host the 2022 Wheelchair Rugby National Championships. After a two-year hiatus, 10 teams competing in 2 divisions will participate in the 39th annual Défi sportif AlterGo, the largest multi-sport event in Canada. Wheelchair Rugby competition will begin at Patro Villeray, Montreal.
“Wheelchair Rugby Canada is thrilled that, thanks to the easing of restrictions, and exceptional support from Défi sportif AlterGo, we are once again able to host the National Championships,” said CEO, Cathy Cadieux. “After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic our players are more than ready to compete for provincial pride in 2022.”
The 4-day tournament is scheduled to commence on Thursday, April 28th, and conclude Sunday, May 1st.
“We are very excited for the return of the WRC National Championships in Montreal,” said Domestic Programs Committee Chair, Patrice Dagenais “The development of our sport has taken a hit these last couple of years due to the Covid-19 restrictions so having the wheelchair rugby community in Canada reunite for this competition is very important. I’m sure our athletes are ready to hit the court and fight for a medal but also have the chance to connect off the court with their peers.”
Wednesday, April 27 – Classification & Technical Meeting
Thursday, April 28 – Competition
Friday, April 29 – Competition
Saturday, April 30 – Competition
Sunday, May 1 – Competition Championships, Ceremonies & Banquet
Full Game Schedule will be updated here.
Watch Livestream here.
Competing Teams – Division 1
Team BC 1
Competing Teams – Division 2
Team BC 2
“We are pleased to host the National Rugby Championships again, 10 years after we first hosted them. We thank Wheelchair Rugby Canada for their trust and great collaboration. We are very proud to host such a large-scale event at the Défi sportif AlterGo,” said Jérémie Brisebois, Director of events at AlterGo.
7355, avenue Christophe-Colomb, Montréal, Qc, H2R 2S5
Métro Jean-Talon, autobus 93 direction Est
Hôtel Universel Montréal
5000, rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal, Qc, H1V 1A1
Métro Viau, autobus 136
Spectator Protocol: Health & Safety is a top priority, please be advised of Quebec regulations surrounding covid-19. Measures enforced can be found here. Défi sportif AlterGo will require mask-wearing for all participants, volunteers and spectators related to the 2022 Wheelchair Rugby National Championships. Measures and protocol in place will be available at www.defisportif.com.
Disclosures: CCES (Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport) & True Sport Clean requirements will be in effect.
About Défi sportif AlterGo
Unique in the world, the Défi sportif AlterGo is the only event that has been bringing together elite and up-and-coming athletes of all functional limitations for 39 years. In 2022, the Défi sportif AlterGo presents a program that includes high-level sports competitions, sporting competitions in schools and a virtual component. From April 22 to May 1, 2022, more than 4,000 athletes are expected for 10 days of competition. 12 sports will be presented on 7 sites in Montreal and Longueuil.
About National Championships
National Championships have served as the nation’s premier wheelchair rugby competition for more than 30 years. The event provides a meaningful wheelchair rugby competition experience for host cities and participating teams, with over 250 participating athletes, support staff, officials, classifiers, and volunteers.
ABOUT WHEELCHAIR RUGBY CANADA
Wheelchair Rugby Canada is the national governing body for the Canadian Heritage Sport of wheelchair rugby. Wheelchair Rugby Canada strives to be a world-leader in wheelchair rugby, a respected advocate for wheelchair athletes and a visionary organization committed to excellence in programs from recruitment to retirement.
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