FAQ

Push4Impact Frequently Asked Questions

 

Who can enter Push4Impact?

This event is open to everyone – able-bodied people and those living with a disability. All you need is a fun attitude and to hit the fundraising goal.

 

How much does it cost?

Registering a team costs $400, and the minimum recommended fundraising amount is $3,600.

 

Are there incentives for raising more money?

Absolutely! The list of incentives and their corresponding fundraising targets can be found here.

 

Where does the money go?

Funds raised through Push4Impact will assist BC Wheelchair Sports Association in fulfilling their mission of providing exceptional wheelchair sport programs and services to build community and promote active living to people with a physical disability in British Columbia.

 

I don’t have a team. Can I still enter?

Yes! There is an option to join solo with a $100 registration fee and a $900 fundraising goal. We’ll find a team for you made up of other adventurous community-driven people like yourself.

 

How long do I have to make my Push4Impact fundraising target?

Teams and individuals have until event day to reach their fundraising target, although if targets are only met on this date, teams may miss out on receiving some of the fundraising incentives in time for the event.

 

Will there be wheelchair rugby chairs available at the event?

Yes, all chairs will be provided for teams/individuals.

 

What are the rules of wheelchair rugby?

Push4Impact games will use a modified wheelchair rugby ruleset, which can be found here.

 

What if I can’t commit to a whole day event?

We would still love to have interested organizations/individuals involved in Push4Impact even if you can’t commit to the whole day. Please get in touch with BCWSA / Pinnacle Pursuits and we can discuss different ways of getting you involved without committing to a full day off work. Options include taking part in our ‘teaser’ event in the late afternoon or having multiple substitutes in your team so that team members involvement can be staggered throughout the day. Get in touch with us if you think this may be of interest.

 

Is there an opportunity to try out playing the game, or receive instruction, prior to playing in the Push4Impact tournament?

There is an opportunity for a pre-event training session for teams exceeding the fundraising targets based on the fundraising incentives. This training will be provided by provincial team wheelchair rugby players and coaches. All other teams/individuals will receive instruction/orientation on the day of the event.

 

What is Canada Cup?

The Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament was created in 2004 by BC Wheelchair Sports Association, in order to provide another elite competition opportunity in wheelchair rugby. Canada Cup takes place biannually and is considered the most prestigious wheelchair rugby tournament outside of a World Championship or Paralympic Games.

The event has been held at the Richmond Oval since 2012 and brings together the world’s top teams in preparation for the Paralympic Games or World Wheelchair Rugby Championships.