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Comox Valley Wheelchair Sports in the News

Quick Index of News Articles



2015

Wheelchair Sports Society is recipient of Comox Valley Community Fund Award Read more here

2014

Wheelchair Group thrilled with Alberni Outpost donation

2013

The second annual Salish Sea Hoopfest was a great success. Read more about it

2012

Members of Comox Valley Wheelchair Sports Society attend REXPO at CFB Comox. Check out the photos here

The Rink Minx Roller Girls took on the challenge of getting into wheelchairs and playing a great game of basketball. Get the full scoop here

Fran McLean was awarded the TRUE SPORT award from Wheelchair Basketball Canada in May 2012.
The True Sport Award is granted to an individual who exemplifies all that is positive about sport and competition; McLean goes above and beyond in this category. An athlete who earns the immediate respect of both her teammates and her competitors, McLean plays fair, respects others and keeps it fun. Read the stories here

Fran Mclean receives Special Recognition from BC Wheelchair basketball! Check it out here
Plenty of action at the Salish Sea Hoopfest! Read the CV Record article here
Salish Sea Hoopfest makes the front page
Comox Duo win recognition awards from BC Wheelchair basketball! Read it here: Duo win awards

2011

Comox Valley Wheelchair Sports plays the Powell River Ravens! Read all about it here: Powell River Ravens Take on Comox Valley
Wheelchair Rugby tried out in Comox Valley - Read the full article here
Comox Recreation Centre has won the BCWBS Outstanding Community Support Award! Read all about it here: Comox Rec Award

2009

Comox Valley Wheelchair Basketball begins at the Comox Recreation Centre! Read all about it here: Wheelchair Basketball comes to Comox

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Wheelchair Sports Society is recipient of Community Fund Award. CVWSS is pleased to announce that they have recieved over $8000 in funds from the Comox Valley Community Funds. This generous gift will enable them to purchase four new all-sport wheelchairs. Read the full on-line article at this link

Image of Rene recieving the CVCF funding

Wheelchair group thrilled with Alberni Outpost donation of FREEWHEEL
Alberni Outpost has donated a FreeWheel to the Comox Valley Wheelchair Sports Society enabling persons who use a wheelchair to access trails and public spaces often inaccessible to them. President Rene Poirier presented Mark Arsenault, manager of Alberni Outpost with a "Local Hero" certificate. Read the full article here


Comox Valley Hoopfest 2013 was a great success!

Comox Valley Coyotes Hosted the 2nd annual Salish Sea Hoopfest playing against the Nanaimo Tsunami and Powell River Ravens. Participants had a great time and enjoyed the pot luck after! Check out the news coverage from the Comox Valley Record

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Members of the Comox Valley Wheelchair Sports Society at Rexpo... Click on each image to see a larger version:
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Rink Minx Roller Girls take on the Coyotes rink minx publicity shot
On August 31st, under a Blue Moon, the Rink Minx took on the newly named Comox Valley 'Coyotes' wheelchair basketball team for a sporty game.
Read the full article from the Comox Valley Echo Here

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Fran McLean wins National Canadian True Sport Award!

Fran McLean was awarded the TRUE SPORT award from Wheelchair Basketball Canada in May 2012.
The True Sport Award is granted to an individual who exemplifies all that is positive about sport and competition; McLean goes above and beyond in this category. An athlete who earns the immediate respect of both her teammates and her competitors, McLean plays fair, respects others and keeps it fun....
At 79 years young, McLean has been, and continues to be, an inspiration to everyone within the sport and organization. Her spirit, dedication and contributions make Frances McLean a deserving Canadian True Sport Award winner for 2012. Read the full article From Wheelchair Basketball Canada and from our Local Comox Valley Record
Check out the original news article: HERE

Fran Mclean receives Special Recognition from BC Wheelchair basketball!

Despite the fact that she is "79 years young," Frances McLean contributes in an exceptional manner both on and off the court. Since stricken with severe arthritis and having undergone leg surgery, all thoughts of playing basketball were buried until Fran found wheelchair basketball 3 years ago. She now rarely misses a practice with the Comox team and takes advantage of her six-foot frame and able-bodied basketball experience to mentor other players. Fran also contributes off the court as a director on the Board and is willing to help out whenever asked. Read the full news article here

Check out the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society announcement here

Plenty of Action at the Salish Sea Hoopfest!

The action was fast and the enthusiasm inspiring when the Comox Valley Wheelchair Sports Society hosted the Salsih Sea Hoopfest. Check out the full news article and photo in the Comox Valley Record article

Salish Sea Hoopfest makes the front page

Coverage of the Salish Sea Hoopfest made the front page of the Comox Valley Record on March 21st 2012: The full article is available above, but the nice coloured front page side bar is great in this article!

Comox Valley Duo receive recognition awards

Two of Comox Valley wheelchair basketball players received recognition from the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society at their annual banquet. Karin Kratz won Volunteer of the Year and Fran McLean won the Special Recognition Award. To read the whole article follow This Link

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Comox Valley Plays the Powell River Ravens

Through the organisation and enthusiasm of Lindsay Peake of the Powell River Disability Sport Club, the Comox Valley Wheelchair team played the Powell River Ravens in a Wheelchair Basketball game.
It was a great game! Officiated by Fred Riel, we not only learnt a few rules, we were able to glean tips and tricks on improving our game. Thank goodness, our general rule of "last basket wins" held so no official score was kept. I can assure you, the Ravens played a good, solid competitive game.

Wheelchair Rugby in Comox

Wheelchair Rugby was tried out in Comox Valley - Read the full article here


Outstanding Community Support Award to the Comox Recreation Centre

Comox Recreation Centre Wins Outstanding Community Support Award
Comox Recreation Centre has won the BCWBS Outstanding Community Support Award!

Read the full article from the Comox Valley Record here

For more information on the awards and BC Wheelchair Basketball Society Click Here


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Wheelchair Basketball comes to Comox

Making sports and recreation accessible to people of all abilities is the name of the game for Comox Physiotherapist Anna McCarthy. Read the full article from the Comox Valley Echo here


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