TORONTO, ON (February 5, 2020) – As Team Canada takes the court tomorrow at the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament, they will debut a new jersey in partnership with October’s Very Own (OVO), a lifestyle brand founded by award-winning artist Drake, Oliver El-Khatib and Noah “40” Shebib. The tournament takes place from February 6 to 9 in Ostend, Belgium, where Team Canada will face Belgium, Japan, and Sweden.

“We are proud of Team Canada’s accomplishments that have led them to this moment, where they are vying for a spot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games,” said Glen Grunwald, President and CEO of Canada Basketball. “To have OVO, a globally recognized Canadian brand, a part of this journey emphasizes the importance of growing the game in the country, and internationally on the largest stage in competitive sports.”

Kia Nurse

The Team Canada jerseys worn during the qualifying games will feature heritage OVO branding and is the first collaboration piece in an exclusive partnership between OVO and Canada Basketball. 

Canada’s women’s team is currently ranked a program-high 4th worldwide in the FIBA World Ranking Presented by NIKE and have participated in the past two Olympic Games (London 2012, Rio 2016). Following a second-place finish at the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2019 in September, Canada advanced to the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament with a 3-0 record and a first-place finish in their group at the FIBA Women’s Olympic Pre-Qualifying Americas Tournament in Edmonton. The top 16 teams in the world will compete in the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020 to determine the remaining 10 spots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Kayla Alexander

Canadian fans will be able to watch the games on CBC and stream each game live on DAZN and the CBC Gem app. 

Team Canada game schedule:

– February 6, 2020 at 2:35 p.m. ET vs. Belgium

– February 8, 2020 at 2:35 p.m. ET vs. Sweden

– February 9, 2020 at 12:05 p.m. ET vs. Japan

Courtesy Canada Basketball

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