Canadian Men's Wheelchair Basketball team to train in Ottawa



    OTTAWA, June 21 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian National Men's Wheelchair
Basketball team will be in Ottawa to participate in a week-long intensive
training camp from June 25-29 at Algonquin College in Ottawa. Canada is the
defending Paralympic Games gold medalist and current World champion.
    The team is gearing up for the ParaPanAmerican Games in Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil, running from August 12-19, 2007.
    The top three teams at the Rio Games will qualify for the Beijing 2008
Paralympic Summer Games.
    It is the first national training camp for Ottawa's Corey Smith, who was
named to the national team in May 2007.
    The team will practice from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to
5:00 p.m. daily in the main gym at Algonquin College, Building A, 1385
Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa.
    The media is invited to come out and see the world's best wheelchair
basketball players in action. Many of them are likely to be on the floor in
Beijing in 2008.




For further information:

For further information: and a complete team roster or to book
interviews: Margaret Jones, high performance coordinator, Canadian Wheelchair
Basketball Association, (613) 260-1296, ext. 203, mjones@cwba.ca; Norma
Reveler, Canadian Paralympic Committee, (613) 569-4333, ext. 227,
norma@paralympic.ca.


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