Kelowna Now reported yesterday that Kelowna Okanagan Wheelchair Rugby has been named a Local Sport Program Development (LSPD) grant recipient and has been award CA$900 (€675, US$700). The grant is part of Government of British Columbia program to assist members of the province in being able to participate in sport. They were one of 46 sport programs to get funding from the pool of CA$70,000 (€52,600, US$55,700) allocated to LSPD.
This weekend, the team is participating in the KOs 4th Annual Knock Out in the Okanagan Tournament at Constable Neil Bruce School in West Kelowna. They will be playing against Victoria, Vancouver and Squamish.
The team practices and has drop sessions in a regular basis at t. Joseph Catholic Elementary School at 839 Sutherland Ave. in Kelowna. They ask any drop participants to donate CA$5.00 to help cover costs of the sports chairs, tubes, straps and glove loans. They offer yearly membership for $15,0, and half season membership for $75.