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How to Get Involved in Wheelchair Basketball

May 27 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm PDT

Join Marni from BC Wheelchair Basketball Society on May 27th, 12 – 1 PM PT for a presentation on the basics of wheelchair basketball and para sport. Learn how to get involved with wheelchair basketball and where you can play in British Columbia. All BC Wheelchair Basketball Society programs welcome participation from individuals of all ages and abilities, including those who are able-bodied.

Marni Abbott has held various positions with BC Wheelchair Basketball Society since joining the staff over two decades ago. This includes a leadership role in the development, delivery, and expansion of the Let’s Play program.

Marni is a Paralympian and esteemed coach, having representing Canada in wheelchair basketball both on the court and behind the bench. She represented Canada on the national stage as a player between 1992 and 2004, briefly coming out of retirement in 2010 to win a bronze medal at the world championship. During her playing career, Marni won three gold medals at the Paralympic Games (in 1992, 1996, and 2000) and three world championship titles (in 1994, 1998 and 2002).

She followed up her playing career by coaching at both the provincial and national level. Most recently, she won gold with B.C. at the 2023 Canada Winter Games and coached the U-25 Women’s team to 6th place in Thailand at the 2023 U25 World Championship.

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The Disability Foundation and affiliated societies' locations, programs, and events are inclusive and welcoming environments. Participation in any of the aforementioned organizations is subject to the observance of the Disability Foundation and affiliated societies' rules and procedures. Staff, volunteers, and clients are part of a team and expected to conduct themselves in a respectful manner. This means that physical harm, verbal or written abuse, harassment of any kind, and any bullying behaviour will not be tolerated. Anyone found to have committed conduct prohibited by the societies is subject to disciplinary actions as deemed fit by the Executive Director, up to and including removal from the programs.