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MWBA: Franchise Move Creates Lake City 56ers!

Maritime Women's Basketball Association



Fog Coach Helps CAFR

The Canadian Armed Forces Regions (CAFR) are working diligently to promote athletics, morale and fitness amongst the troops. Athletes from Atlantic Canada had a taste of that in New Brunswick recently and the Maritime Women’s Basketball Association was well represented. A number of female athletes visited CFB Gagetown in New Brunswick to take part in...
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Hornet Coach Off and Running

The Maritime Women’s Basketball Association continues to evolve. And part of that evolution is continuing to push for more females to be part of the MWBA’s coaching fraternity. Only Madeline Belding of Saint John’s Port City Fog and Jillian Smith of the Moncton Mystics are female head coaches in the six-team MWBA, but the future...
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MWBA Adds to Executive

Lori Wall has switched gears. But she’s still in fifth gear when it comes to basketball. After a lengthy and impressive career as a teacher and principal in the Saint John region, Wall retired, capping an eventful and rewarding career at Saint John High School. She has some extra time and is putting it to...
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Former Hornet Nabs Big Award

A former Maritime Women’s Basketball Association player is one of two individuals to earn the inaugural Mike MacKay Transformational Coaching Award from the Canada Basketball Foundation. Nova Scotia’s Jalynn Skeir joins Manitoba’s Ashley Hoitlink in the award circle, aimed to promote and strengthen basketball leadership and culture while celebrating diverse and inclusive leaders in delivering...
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Meet the Lake City 56ers

The move is complete.   There is new geography in the Maritime Women’s Basketball Association.   After two seasons of play in Windsor, NS, the MWBA team known as the Edge is moving to Halifax Regional Municipality, embracing the Dartmouth, Cole Harbour and Preston region.   The re-located franchise will be known as the Lake City 56ers.   There...
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Meet the Engine Behind MWBA

Chris Larsen has been around the block. Many community blocks, in fact. As the president of Sports and Entertainment Atlantic – and its recognizable acronym S|E|A – Larsen did a double take when he first caught wind of what was then the fledgling Maritime Women’s Basketball Association back in 2021. The MWBA was in its...
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Diversity Key to MWBA Success

The Maritime Women’s Basketball Association has created numerous memories, helped send three players to professional leagues across the pond, attracted thousands of fans watching live or on streaming services. Games have been won, games have been lost, friendships have been made. And while you often look at final results of games, the scores become blurred...
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Rising Star Joins MWBA

Anna Lee LeBlanc could use an extra hour in a day. Heck, how about an extra two hours? Busy? Yes. But she has a unique ability to multi-task and juggle numerous commitments, sometimes with a moment of notice, LeBlanc moves swiftly. Her latest move? Well, that’s something she wasn’t expecting. LeBlanc, a remarkably talented and...
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MWBA Names New Leader

Jen McKenzie sat in a nearly empty Halifax gymnasium a number of years ago. After watching a high-level women’s basketball game during a summer tournament, McKenzie and a crew of observers talked about the need for something, something more than just a weekend of serious competition once or twice a year. A few years later,...
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