Wonowon’s Bo Hedges and his Team Canada wheelchair basketball teammates will play host to Japan in a series of friendlies this week.
The men’s national team will attend a practice camp at Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Jan. 23 to 29, and are hosting the exhibition games as part of it, according to a news release.
“The mix of games and practices over seven days will allow our athletes to build team chemistry on and off the court as we prepare for the upcoming 2023 season,” said Jeff Dunbrack, high performance director for Wheelchair Basketball Canada, in a statement.
“The six exhibition games against Japan will give our men’s team excellent competition in preparation for upcoming competitions.”
Hedges, a 42-year-old Paralympian, was part of Canada's entry into the 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball competition at last year's Commonwealth Games in England.
He returned home with a silver medal around his neck.
Those interested in watching the games can catch them live streamed on Wheelchair Basketball Canada's Facebook page starting on Wednesday, Jan. 25.