Okanagan Heat Hosting Canada in 2010

Okanagan campus to host the 2010 Canadian Colleges Athletics Association (CCAA) Women's Basketball National Championships March 17 to 20, 2010

Canada's top teams will compete at UBC Okanagan for the national women's collegiate basketball championship in 2010.

Rob Johnson, Director of Athletics and Recreation, announced today that UBC Okanagan has been selected to host the 2010 Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Basketball Championship -- Canada’s premier event for women’s collegiate basketball.

“Hosting the national championship tournament not only offers great exposure for the campus and community, it also provides many opportunities for all those who wish to become involved,” said Johnson.

The tournament from March 17 to 20, 2010, brings together the champions from each of the CCAA’s five conferences in addition to the host school and two wildcard teams. It's the first national event of its kind to come to Kelowna since the former Okanagan University College hosted the CCAA Men’s Volleyball Championships in 2001 and 2002.

"An event of this magnitude is a big undertaking, and we hope to encourage many people to get involved – including students and staff from all across campus, and our great supporters from the Okanagan community," said Johnson. "Committees are being established to provide leadership to all aspects of the tournament including accommodations, transportation, hospitality, media services, promotions and publicity, marketing, ceremonies and awards, translation, team services, competition and technical, and finance.”

Anyone interested in getting involved with the national tournament is asked to contact Rob Johnson at rob.johnson@ubc.ca by March 15, as planning will begin right away.

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