About the Grande Prairie Wolverines Wheelchair Sports Association

History

wolverines in the communityIn September, 1990, the first Wheelchair Basketball clinic was held in Grande Prairie with the help of Joe Higgins, Ron McKay and Dan Brinton.  Wheelchair basketball began that November at the Grande Prairie Regional College and the enthusiasm and motivation fuelled its fast growth in Grande Prairie.  In just one year, there was a Junior program at Crystal Park School and an exhibition tournament took place here in Grande Prairie with the Junior Lights from Edmonton.

In twelve months the Wolverines had become established in the community and province.  Today, the Wolverines Wheelchair Sports Association still offers Wheelchair Basketball as well as other programs such as Sledge Hockey, LifeFit, Handcycling, School Disability Awareness Program and an Equipment Loan Program.

Offering adapted sports & recreation inclusive to all!

Testimonials

LifeFit Program:

“Since the program began, it has increased my knowledge of the variety of adaptive sports and improved my health.  It has also given me a chance to interact with others facing similar challenges”

Mildred Sanderson

participant of the LifeFit program

School Disability Awareness Program:

“My students absolutely loved the program. They were incredibly excited to try out the wheelchairs and play basketball. They learned what it was like to be in a wheelchair. Most importantly, my students learned compassion for those who are in wheelchairs. I would highly recommend this program.”

Grade 6 class

at Swanavon School