Katy Dandeneau, the face of UNBC Timberwolves women's basketball during some of their most successful seasons in the Canadian college ranks, is coming back to Prince George.
Dandeneau will be the keynote speaker at the Timberwolves Legacy Breakfast on March 11 at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.
From 2007-2013, Dandeneau was the heart and soul of the T-wolves and when injuries crept into her game her love of the sport led her on a new path to the national wheelchair basketball team.
“She has an incredible passion for the game, and an unwavering desire to compete, in the face of the adversity she has overcome," said UNBC athletics and recreation director Loralyn Murdoch. "This is a story I can’t wait to hear, and I believe everyone in attendance will truly enjoy.”
Dandeneau suffered a knee injury in January 2010 which forced her to miss the following season. She returned to the T-wolves in 2011 and wrapped up her collegiate playing days in 2012-13, the year the T-wolves joined the university Canada West Conference.
In her career, Dandeneau led the T-wolves to two provincial championships (2008 and 2012), was selected twice as a BCCAA all-star, and also made the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association all-star team.
In 2015 she tried wheelchair basketball and her career took off again, leading to spot on the national team in 2017. A prolific scorer, rebounder and playmaker, she was at the top of virtually every category on her team while leading Canada to gold at the 2019 ParaPan American Games. She's the first Canadian team member to record a triple-double and has qualified with the team to play in 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 for the Legacy Breakfast are $90 for an individuals or $720 for a table of eight. The event is fundraiser for the Timberwolves Alumni Association.