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Wheelchair Basketball 

Sport 20: It's easier than you think to get into the Canada Games spirit.

click to enlarge You don't have to be in the Canada Games or in a wheelchair to try wheelchair basketball.
  • You don't have to be in the Canada Games or in a wheelchair to try wheelchair basketball.

Basketball players have been wheeling around local courts since the ’80s, but the past nine years have been the sport’s most active. The Nova Scotia Wheelchair Basketball Association currently has three competitive A teams, two of which---the Nova Scotia Flying Wheels and the Halifax Heat---are based here. The season runs from September to March and teams play once a month at tournaments around the Maritimes. There is also a B division for less experienced players, and all teams are co-ed. What’s more, you don’t have to be disabled to play. NSWBA co-chair Ben Marston encourages newcomers to invite a friend or relative along to practice, and if that person is able-bodied they’ll get a wheelchair to play.

313-1622, mwba.ca

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