News from the Wheelchair Championships
Teams have arrived and are ready to roll at the 2011 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship. This year’s event is being held at the Jasper Place Curling Club, in Edmonton, AB and will run from March 21-27.
Canada won the 2011 World Wheelchair Curling Championships on Tuesday, beating Scotland 7-3 in the final and crowning an unbeaten championship run.
Canada is through to the final of the 2011 World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Prague and will play the winner of the semi final game between Norway and Scotland. (WCF Media)
Canada, Norway, Russia and Scotland are through to the playoff stages of the 2011 World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Prague.
Canada and Norway remain unbeaten with three wins apiece after the second day of the 2011 World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Prague. (World Curling Federation)
This week’s male Athlete of the Week is Jack Smart of Calgary, Alberta.
This week’s female Athlete of the Week is Marie Wright of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
This past weekend, the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) hosted its first-ever Awards Ceremony to celebrate the heroes of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. Four prestigious awards were presented to the Canadian athletes who excelled at the Games, one of which was the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Team for “Best Team Award”.
The host team from British Columbia, skipped by Gary Cormack, captured the 2010 TMX Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship with a 6-4 win over fellow BC skip Whitney Warren (last stones delivered by Gerry Austgarden) in the final held today at the Kelowna Curling Club.