In The Paint: We the West's Official Blog

Introducing our "Hoops of Victoria" weekly Instagram contest. Each week, we'll be featuring a different basketball hoop and/or court from around the Capital Regional District on our Instagram feed. To enter the contest, simply head over to our Instagram page and follow the instructions under the latest contest post.
Heading into the 2020 NBA Playoffs, fans north of the 49th parallel didn’t need to dig too deep to find storylines laden with CanCon. From the Raptors defending their title to Jamal Murray and the Denver Nuggets making noise in the west, this year's playoffs bubble had some amazing moments.

So much has happened over the last six months as we've all been rising to the challenges that COVID-19 presents. And while we all continue to manage and adapt to changes individually, our whole team is doing so as well, as we plan for our event next year.

Nav Bhatia, Raptors Superfan and Canada Basketball Community Ambassador, visited basketball fans in Vancouver and Victoria this past January. Check out our quick recap by the numbers along with some photos.
Down in Orlando at “The Most Magical Place on Earth”, NBA players are readying to create some magic themselves. Here’s our definitive “must-watch” list of players fighting for an NBA Championship who could be doing the same for a spot in the Tokyo Olympics next summer.
So how did We the West come to fruition? Back in 2019 (feels like years ago, doesn’t it?), a dedicated group of Victoria business and sport leaders secured the city’s bid to host the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament