Amputees and Athletes with Orthopedic Injuries Now Being Recruited

Amputees and Athletes with Orthopedic Injuries Now Being Recruited

Some people think that you have to use a wheelchair full time to play wheelchair sports. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Many wheelchair sports, like wheelchair basketball or wheelchair tennis, even welcome able-bodied participants.

In fact, 40% of all wheelchair basketball players in Canada are either able-bodied or have a minimal disability like multiple knee surgeries. Wheelchair sports are therefore a great alternative for those who find able-bodied sports painful or difficult because of injuries or disabilities. After all: a wheelchair is just a piece of sports equipment, like a bobsled or a pair of ice skates.

This summer, Bridging the Gap is making a special effort to introduce wheelchair sports to those who walk or use crutches/canes to get around. Both Quebec and British Columbia are hosting special sessions for these athletes. If you live in another province: don’t worry. You are still welcome at any Have a Go Day or developmental program.

Have a Go Day for Amputees And People With Mobility Issues
Date: Thursday, July 25
Location: Langley Events Centre, 7888 200 Street, Langley, BC
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Contact: Kevin Bowie at Kevin@bcwheelchairsports.com or 604-333-3520

Introduction to Wheelchair Tennis for Amputees
This activity is offered to members of the Amputee Coalition of Canada
Date: Wednesday, July 10th
Location: Sablon Center, Laval, QC
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Contact: Karine Côté at kcote@parasportquebec.com or (514)-252-3108 ext. 3828