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Basketball BC’s girl’s provincial team finds new home in Burnaby
January 13, 2017

January 13, 2017 (Burnaby) - Basketball BC is excited to announce Fortius Sport and Health in Burnaby as the new training site for the 2017 Basketball BC U16/U17 High Performance Girls’ Provincial Team program.

Basketball BC’s High Performance program is based on an integrated functional approach designed to develop higher level basketball skills coupled with increased athletic abilities. This year, the U16/17 Girl’s Provincial Team will be representing BC at the 2017 Canada Summer Games and the 2017 National Championships.

“We look forward to bringing our elite athletes to a state-of-the-art facility where they can train, recover, fuel and stay under one roof,” says Shaun McGuinness, Basketball BC’s High Performance Director. “In addition to building athlete development, the centralized space provides athletes and coaches with access to on-site strength training and physiotherapy services.”

Fortius Sport & Health is an integrated athlete development centre featuring a double-gymnasium lined for collegiate/FIBA/NBA level basketball, in addition to a 15,000 sq. ft Training Centre, Sport Medicine Institute, Lodge and Bistro. Home to many of B.C. and Canada’s top athletes, Fortius has also hosted the Toronto Raptors pre-season training camp three years running and is the training ground for a local varsity preparatory school basketball program.

“We are proud to partner with Basketball BC to help support the growth of developing basketball athletes as well as broaden our investment in the sport of basketball across the province,” says Craig Thompson, Fortius CEO. “Part of our vision at Fortius is to help grow a sport culture in BC where athletes of all ages and levels have the ability to achieve their full potential.”

To learn more about Basketball BC’s High Performance program or Fortius Sport & Health, visit www.basketball.bc.ca or www.fortiussport.com.



Shaun McGuinness
High Performance Director
Basketball BC

Meaghan Rentmeester
Manager of Marketing & Communications
Fortius Sport & Health