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Kelowna Okanagan Wheelchair Rugby gets CA$900 from Local Sport Program Development

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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.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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