March 16, 2023 (Vancouver) – Wheelchair Rugby Canada announces the 21 players attending Vancouver camp, April 2-7 at Richmond Olympic Oval. This camp marks the beginning of the 2023-24 competitive National Team calendar and the first step leading up to Santiago Parapan American Games slated for this November. Attending athletes are comprised of the broader National Team Player Pool.
Training camp will serve as an opportunity for centralized player development and building towards major international competitions; Santiago 2023 Parapan American Games will provide direct qualification to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games next summer with a first place finish.
Canada currently sits 6th internationally in the World Wheelchair Rugby (WWR) rankings.
ABOUT SANTIAGO 2023
The Chilean capital Santiago will host the seventh edition of the Parapan American Games in 2023. It will be the first time that the South American country stages the event. In the previous two iterations, Canada (2015) and USA (2019) took gold in wheelchair rugby. More information on Santiago 2023 will be released this summer.
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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