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NameJessica Elizabeth Des Mazes
ContingentTeam British Columbia
HometownKamloops BC
SportWheelchair Basketball



Team: British Columbia
No: 004
Final position: 7
ON-BCMonday, March 05, 200716:00Porter Creek Secondary School
BC-NLTuesday, March 06, 200716:00Porter Creek Secondary School
BC-NBWednesday, March 07, 200710:00Porter Creek Secondary School
MB-BCWednesday, March 07, 200718:00Porter Creek Secondary School
PE-BCThursday, March 08, 200712:00Porter Creek Secondary School
AB-BCFriday, March 09, 200711:00Porter Creek Secondary School



Height (ft, inches)5'10
Weight (lb)135
Language(s) spokenEnglish
Years I have participated in my sport
6 months
Club or School TeamVancouver
CoachMarni Abott-Peter
Position/Event/SportWheelchair Basketball
Other recent athletic or artistic accomplishments
Selected to attend National Junior WC Basketball Development Camp
Medalist at 2006 Canadian Paralympic Championships (racing, silver in 100m,400m,800m, bronze in 200m, personal best in 100m)
Medalist at 2006 BC Summer Games (road and track racing)

2006 BC Wheelchair Race Series Rookie of the Year
Games or championships that I have participated in
Year Full name of competition/sport/event Placing
2006 Canadian National Paralympic Championships/ Wheelchair Racing 2nd (100,400,800
2006 BC Summer Games/ Wheelchair road and track racing 1st
My goals for the 2007 Canada Winter Games
Other information that could be of interest to the media
I broke my back forest firefighting in Wood Buffalo National Park, NWT two years ago and never thought I would get back up to the North again, let alone competing in the Canada Winter Games! It is really exciting for me to be able to return, especially in such a physical capacity.

Also, as the only girl on Team BC, it's very much like forest firefighting again. Back in the boys club!