Team Canada readies for Olympics at LEC

Team Canada’s Senior Women’s National Basketball Team is coming to the Langley Events Centre.

The Canada Basketball exhibition series will take place around the Lower Mainland in May with the opening game taking place in the LEC Gymnasium on May 16 at 7 p.m. against the Chinese Senior Women’s National Team (SWNT).

The game will serve as a warm up for Team Canada as they prepare to head to the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women in Turkey, June 25 to July 1, where they will be competing for one of the final five berths into the 2012 London Olympic Summer Games. China’s team has already qualified, having won the 2011 FIBA Asia Championships. Canada’s current ranking is 11th in the world while China sits at seventh.

The event will be co-hosted with Basketball B.C., whose offices are in the Langley Events Centre, and will be the first international basketball game to be held in the LEC Gymnasium, providing the community a first glance at the upcoming Olympic competition.

Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $8 for youth (6-18 years old) and children under-5 are free. For additional information, visit

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