Current Events

Featuring current and upcoming wheelchair sport events, programs, and opportunities throughout the province.


 

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'Fast Break' Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

Fast Break is a 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball tournament, and is the ultimate team challenge for you and your colleagues. Register today and help raise funds for the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association, and Spinal Cord Injury Ontario!

Tournament Format:

Before they take to the court, Fast Break teams will be coached during a warm-up by a highly skilled wheelchair basketball athlete. Teams can consist of 4-6 players. Each half-court game will be approximately 10 minutes long, with three games guaranteed for each team.

There will be food and drinks available, as well as a raffle to help us raise additional funds!

We’ll round off the evening with an awards ceremony to see which team will be crowned the Fast Break Champions.

Registration closes the week of February 26th, so make to register to secure your teams spot before it is too late!

Date: Wednesday March 28th, 2018

Time: 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Venue:
Mattamy Athletic Centre
50 Carleton Street
Toronto, ON M5B 1J2

For more information, contact Laura Wilson at 416-426-7189, or e-mail at laura@owsa.ca

Quadzillas Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

The Quinte West Quadzillas are hosting their second annual wheelchair rugby tournament this March! Come out and support their athletes and watch some hard-hitting action!

Date and Times:

Friday, March 23rd: 5:00PM – 9:00PM

Saturday, March 24th: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Sunday, March 25th: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Location:
Quinte Secondary School
45 College Street
Belleville, ON K8P 2G3

Contact:
Michael Breske
613-438-2151
mbreske@cogeco.ca

For more information, please visit the Quadzillas Facebook page. 

Ontario Winter Games 2018

The Ontario Games is the largest multi-sport event in the province and, for many athletes, is one of the highlights in their sporting careers. Wheelchair basketball is one of the sports included in the 2018 Ontario Winter Games program.

This year the event is being hosted by the City of Orillia. For more details please visit: http://www.orillia2018.ca/

Dates: March 1-4, 2018

Venue:
St. Peter’s Catholic High School
201 Ashford Dr
Barrie, ON L4N 6A3

Athlete/Team Accommodations:
Holiday Inn & Conference Centre
20 Fairview Rd
Barrie, ON L4N 4P3

Friends & Family Accommodations:
https://app.roomroster.com/events/3706/hotels

Format: 4 teams will compete in a 5-on-5 tournament.
Teams will include provincial-level and “next generation” athletes.

Contact:
Josée Matte
Program Manager, Wheelchair Basketball
josee@owsa.ca
416-855-0745 | 416-407-9915 (cell)

#CoachPara Summit

The Coaches Association of Ontario invites you to an exciting one day event to inspire, recruit, and build capacity for parasport in Ontario. Join us at the state-of-the-art and accessible sports and fitness facility – Abilities Centre in Whitby, ON on Sunday, February 25th, 2018. The day will be led by 5X Paralympian Benoît Huot and include several professional development sessions for coaches. A light breakfast and hot lunch will be provided.

OWSA staff members Laura Wilson and Josée Matte will be part of this event to discuss how coaches can get involved in wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair tennis opportunities in Ontario!

For registration information, full schedule, list of speakers, and other details please visit the CAO website.

Wheelchair Basketball 'Minis' (U16) Festival

Date: Saturday February 24, 2018

Time: 1:30pm – 6:00pm
Gym opens at 1:00pm

Location:
Haber Recreation Centre
3040 Tim Dobbie Drive
Burlington, ON L7M 0M4

This FREE event is open to athletes of all physical abilities, ages 16 and under, looking to try wheelchair basketball for the first time and/or improve their wheelchair basketball skills! The day will include a combination of fun skills development activities & drills and some 3×3 game play facilitated by a team of OWSA club coaches.

Sport wheelchairs will be provided for athletes who do not already possess their own. Snacks will also be provided and all registered athletes will receive an OWSA t-shirt!

For more details please visit our Events Calendar.

Registration:
Athletes must register online on the OWSA website in order to participate. This will also allow us to collect important information such as desired t-shirt size, dietary restrictions, and any equipment requests.

Contact:
Matt Mollo
Program Assistant
intern@owsa.ca

For FAQs, click here.


 

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Funding for the OWSA ‘Minis’ (U16) Festival is provided in part by Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s ‘Special Project Funding’ program

London Wheelchair Tennis Program

Join an experienced wheelchair tennis instructor at the North London Optimist Community Centre for an 8-week program starting Sunday January 14th to learn the rules of the game, wheelchair skills and game play in a fun and positive setting!

Youth (8-17) 4:30 – 5:30pm

Adult (18+) 5:30 – 6:30pm

Visit www.london.ca/spectrum to register or for more details. City of London residents can apply for subsidy through customer service.

Wellesley CC Drop-In Wheelchair Basketball

We are inviting you to a FREE wheelchair basketball drop-in program at the Wellesley Community Centre! All ages and physical abilities welcome! Equipment and instruction will be provided so everyone is welcome to come and try! No experience required.

Date: Saturdays (until March 31)

Time: 12:00pm – 1:15pm

Location:
Wellesley Community Centre
495 Sherbourne Street
Toronto, ON M4X 1K7

For more information visit the Wellesley Community Centre program schedule.

Discounted Raptors 905 Tickets

The OWSA has teamed up with Raptors 905 for a special fundraising opportunity! Use code OJWBT905 to receive discounted tickets to games and support the OWSA!

A portion of each ticket will go towards the Team Ontario Junior wheelchair basketball program as they raise funds to attend the 2018 Junior National Championship and the 2019 Canada Winter Games!

Ticket Pricing

Side Prime | Regular $31 | Discount $25
Side | Regular $28 | Discount $22
Corners | Regular $22 | Discount $20
Corner Ends | Regular $20 | Discount $17

For more info contact Clayton Smith at clayton.smith@mlse.com or 416-815-6173

GEAR to Play Wheelchair Basketball

Girls Enabled And Ready to Play!

This girls-only wheelchair basketball program is for female players of all ages, physical abilities, and skill levels looking to play in a welcoming, low-pressure, and social environment. Basketball and basketball-related skills will be practiced with emphasis on fun! No experience required!

GEAR to Play clinics are held in various locations throughout the wheelchair basketball season (typically October – May). Sessions are led by coach Christina Swett with the help of various female athlete mentors.

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
Please note that a moment of silence will be observed at 11:00am in honour of Remembrance Day.

Location:
Larkspur Public School
111 Larkspur Road
Brampton, ON L6R 1X2

Healthy snacks will be provided for the participants at the end of the session. Sport equipment can also be provided for those not possessing their own and must be requested in advance.

All GEAR to Play participants are invited and encouraged to attend the Division 3 (Recreational) Skills Clinic taking place immediately afterwards.

Contact:
Please email Josée Matte at josee@owsa.ca to RSVP!
416-855-0745 (B) | 416-407-9915 (C)