Prince George, B.C. – She was one of the best athletes to ever don a UNBC jersey, and now she is perhaps the greatest wheelchair basketball player in the entire world. On March 11th, 2020, Kady Dandeneau will return to Prince George as keynote speaker for the 6th Annual University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves Legacy Breakfast, sharing her story of triumph through adversity.
A UNBC Women’s basketball player from 2007 to 2013, Dandeneau established herself as a fan favourite with her talent and immense competitiveness. However, a terrible sequence of injuries on the court led to the eventual end of her stand-up basketball career. She concluded her Timberwolves career as a two-time BCCAA Provincial Champion, two-time BCCAA All-Star, and All-Star at the National level, but her premature exit from the game she loved left a gaping hole in her life.
In 2019, Dandeneau led Canada to a gold medal at the ParaPan American Games, finishing first or second for the Canadians in points, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals, and field goal percentage. In the gold medal game, the former Timberwolf recorded 25 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists, becoming the first player in Canadian Wheelchair Basketball history to record a triple double. With the victory, Dandeneau and her teammates will represent our country at the Paralympics in Tokyo in 2020.
“During her time at UNBC, Kady was known as the ultimate competitor, but she was also recognized for her community involvement and commitment to making a name for the Timberwolves and UNBC” said Murdoch. “It is incredibly special to welcome her back for a morning that no one will soon forget.”
Tickets are $90 for an individual seat, or $720 for a table of eight. Other ticketing options are also available. The doors open at 6:30 a.m. and the breakfast begins at 7 a.m.
For information, or to register your table, please visit www.unbc.ca/legacy-breakfast