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Contest: Come W'hoop it up with the JBI Pub

Updated: Jun 17

Victoria basketball fans, get ready! Team Canada will return to Victoria for W'Hoop It Up, a pre-Olympic training camp that includes an exhibition game against Portugal on June 26, 2024, at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Tickets, are available at

We set the record; now let's break it! 

In June 2023, the team played in the Rim2Rim series against Japan in Victoria, setting the record for the largest home-game attendance with over 4,600 fans. This year, the goal is to break the record again with a sell-out crowd at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

Women's Sports are finally getting the attention they deserve, and basketball has led the way with recent record-shattering viewership during this year's NCAA March Madness tournament. Peaking at 24 million viewers during the final, it became the most-viewed college basketball game (men's or women's) of all time.

"Hosting Portugal in Victoria June 26th will be an important early test for our Senior Women's National Team as they continue building towards the Paris 2024 Olympic Games," said Michael Bartlett, President & CEO of Canada Basketball. "On behalf of Canada Basketball and our team, I'd like to extend my gratitude and appreciation to the Province of British Columbia, Destination Greater Victoria, the City of Victoria, and Rifflandia Entertainment Company for their ongoing support and help in organizing this series. Building on the success of last summer's Rim2Rim exhibition game against Japan, we're anticipating a sold-out game and an unforgettable experience for both teams and all the fans in attendance."

Tickets for the game are now on sale with all bowl seats priced at $27 (plus s/c) and floor seats priced at $65 (plus s/c).

Head to to purchase and come be a part of history!

Contest: Come W'hoop it up with the James Bay Inn Pub

Thanks to our good friends at Rifflandia Entertainment, we have a few tickets to give away!

James Bay Inn Pub Contest Deets

-Like the James Bay Inn Pub on Instagram and/or Facebook

-Comment with #GoCanadaGo on the Instagram and/or Facebook contest post. A maximum of 1 entry on Facebook and 1 entry on Instagram will be accepted for total of two entries per person. 

-There will be one prize package to give away consisting of 2 tickets to the game & a $60 James Bay Inn Gift Card

-Winners are chosen randomly

-JBI gift cards are valid for the JBI Pub or our Art Deco Cafe/Restaurant 

-Contest closes June 22nd, 2024 at 11:59pm

-Winner will be announced Sunday June 22nd on Facebook and Instagram

-Contest is not part of or endorsed by Instagram or Facebook

-Tickets shown in the picture may vary from the actual seats given away

-Have questions about the contest? Email

Want more Chances to win?

The James Bay Inn Hotel is running a totally separate contest for 2 tickets and a $60 JBI Gift Card. Find all the deets by visiting .

Our friends at Pacific Coast Health Services are running a totally separate contest for 2 tickets and a $50 JBI Gift Card. See all the deets at

Good luck all and #GoCanadaGo


Located within the historical James Bay District in Victoria, B.C, the James Bay Inn Pub is nestled inside the Historic James Bay Inn Hotel.

The locals know us for our relaxed atmosphere, delicious comfort food, pub classics, local brews and attentive service. We aspire to give a great experience & value to all of our guests.

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