**UPDATED** June 23, 2014 - Local 258 IBEW was proud to sponsor the 2014 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament that took place in Richmond BC at the Olympic Oval with Team Canada cruising to a Silver Medal in competition play against Team Australia in the Gold Medal game on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
For photos of the game, click here.
June 19, 2014 - Local 258 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is proud to announce its' sponsorship of the 2014 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament taking place today until this Saturday at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Richmond, BC.
"This is an amazing sport and we are pleased to be able to show our support for this event", says Brother Doug McKay, Business Manager of Local 258 IBEW. "The competitors are very determined and their commitment to the intensity of this game is very apparent."
With 8 teams from around the world competing for the Canada Cup, Local 258 IBEW has a close connection to this event with one of our own members, Brother Bob Hirschfield, having his son Trevor Hirschfield being a member of Team Canada and competing in these events. Bob also serves as the equpment manager for Team Canada.
All of the games can be watched live on the internet with the final Gold Medal game being broadcast on Saturday, June 21st in the afternoon at 2:00 pm.
For more information, please click on the following links:
Canada Cup Rugby
BC Wheelchair Sports Association
Watch the games here.
Follow Wheelchair Rugby Canada on Twitter here.