She is considered one of the best athletes to ever play for the UNBC Timberwolves and is coming back to Prince George in a couple of months.

Kady Dandeneau is the Keynote Speaker at the 6th annual UNBC Legacy Breakfast on March 11th. (Photo supplied by UNBC Athletics)

Kady Dandeneau will return to the northern capital as keynote speaker for the 6th Annual Legacy Breakfast March 11th, which takes place at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.

“Welcoming Kady back to UNBC to speak at our 6th Annual Legacy Breakfast is incredibly exciting,” said Loralyn Murdoch, UNBC’s Director of Athletics and Recreation.

“She has an incredible passion for the game, and an unwavering desire to compete, in the face of the adversity she has overcome. This is a story I can’t wait to hear, and I believe everyone in attendance will truly enjoy it.”

Dandeneau suited up for the Timberwolves from 2007 to 2013 and established herself as a fan favourite with her talent and immense competitiveness.

However, a terrible sequence of injuries on the court led to the eventual end of her stand-up basketball career.

She concluded her Timberwolves career as a two-time BCCAA Provincial Champion, two-time BCCAA All-Star, and All-Star at the National level, but her premature exit from the game she loved left a gaping hole in her life.

Five years ago, Dandeneau tried her hand at wheelchair basketball and became part of Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s National Development program.

Last summer, she led Canada to a gold medal at the ParaPan American Games, finishing first or second for the Canadians in points, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals, and field goal percentage.

In the gold medal game, the former Timberwolf recorded 25 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists, becoming the first player in Canadian Wheelchair Basketball history to record a triple-double.

With the victory, Dandeneau and her teammates will represent our country at the Paralympics in Tokyo in 2020.

Tickets are $90 for an individual seat or $720 for a table of eight.

The doors open at 6:30 a.m. and the breakfast begins at 7 a.m.