Boucherville, Que., to host 2025 and 2026 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championships

Canadian Paralympic Committee

May 23, 2024

The 2025 event will be the 18th edition of the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship, which made its debut in 2004.

Wheelchair curlers competing. | Compétition de curling en fauteuil roulant.

Wheelchair curling athletes from across Canada will meet in Boucherville, Que., to compete in the 2025 and 2026 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championships, it was announced by Curling Canada.

The ​​Club de curling de Boucherville is familiar to the wheelchair curling community, having hosted national competitions in 2019, 2017, 2015 and 2014. Boucherville was also scheduled to host the 2020 championship, which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
“Boucherville has proven time and time again that it is a superb host for wheelchair curling events, and we are thrilled they will host the national championship for the next two years,” said Nolan Thiessen, CEO of Curling Canada. “Défi sportif AlterGo and the Club de curling de Boucherville have been fantastic partners to Curling Canada, and the organizers and facilities in Boucherville are second to none.”
The 2025 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship is scheduled for April 28 – May 3, while the 2026 event will take place from April 27 – May 3. Défi sportif AlterGo will stage the events, which organize nationally and internationally sanctioned competitions focusing on adapted sports.
“It’s an honour for our organization and our volunteers to host this major event for 2025 and 2026 and offer Canadian wheelchair curlers the opportunity to compete in a world-class event,” said Yan Martin, Director of Défi sportif AlterGo. “Boucherville has a rich history of hosting successful championships and we are excited to showcase its accessible facilities and championship ice.”
The 2025 event will be the 18th edition of the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship, which made its debut in 2004.
Gil Dash and his Saskatchewan rink are the reigning champions and hold the record of five championship titles, most recently winning in 2024 in Moose Jaw, Sask. At that event, Douglas Dean’s Newfoundland and Labrador team won silver, and Gerry Austgarden’s team from British Columbia captured bronze.
Team Quebec has won the event once, capturing the title in 2013 at Ottawa. In 2024, Quebec’s Team Carl Marquis had a 4-6 record, finishing in the eighth spot.
“We’re very excited to welcome the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championships back to our province,” said Alanna Routledge, Executive Director of Curling Quebec. “The athletes, their coaches, and their families are going to have a wonderful time in Boucherville, where they will  experience the community’s passion and support for wheelchair curling.”

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