Current Events

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


 

 

Birmingham National Wheelchair Tennis Championships

The Birmingham National Wheelchair Tennis Championships provide a valuable competitive opportunity for Canada’s top athletes, and up and coming players. The aim of this event is to provide players with the opportunity to compete for National singles and doubles titles, and to maximize the amount of match play against other wheelchair tennis athletes.

Tournament Details

Date: November 22-25, 2018

Prize Money: $15,000 CAD

Host Club: Osten & VIctor Alberta Tennis Centre

Events:

Junior: Wednesday

Men, Women, Quad: Thursday – Sunday

Entry Fee: $125.00 (Men, Women, QUAD)

Enter and pay online here.

Entry Deadline: October 20, 2018 at midnight pacific time

For the Tournament Fact Sheet, Rules and Regulations, Player Attire Policy and Travel Grant Information, please visit http://www.tenniscanada.com.

 

 

Wheelchair Tennis Beginner Skills Clinic

Looking to improve your wheelchair tennis skills, or simply looking to try wheelchair tennis for the first time? This is the clinic for you!

Come and learn fundamentals of the sport from a certified wheelchair tennis instructor. Stick around after the clinic to watch our wheelchair tennis athletes in action as they compete in the last Provincial League matches of the season!

Not yet an OWSA member for the 2018-2019 season? Click here to easily register online!


Details

Date: November 10th, 2019

Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm

Location: Aviva Centre
1 Shoreham Drive, North York, ON

Cost: Free!

Registration: https://owsa.ca/product/wheelchair-tennis-skills-development-session/ 

Registration Deadline: November 3rd, 2018

Registration is required. Sport wheelchairs and tennis rackets can be provided. 


Contact

Katherine Hale
Phone: (416) 426 – 7131
Email: btg@owsa.ca

Paralympian Search Toronto

PARALYMPIAN SEARCH is a one-day athlete identification event designed to test participant aptitudes to excel in various Paralympic sports, and maybe one day represent Canada at the Paralympic Games.

The event also welcomes current or former athletes from all levels aiming to transfer into a new Paralympic sport or discover a new sport that can complement their main discipline.

Each participant goes through a set of basic physical tests conducted by national team coaches and other experts. During this event, you will also get to meet current Paralympic athletes and alumni from various sports who will be sharing their experience and answering your questions.

Following participation in PARALYMPIAN SEARCH, participants may be selected for a local club, provincial or national development program designed to propel athletes from their developmental stages to a Paralympic podium. Additionally, all participants will receive information on how to get started in the sports of their choice.

Who can participate?

  • Ages 14+
  • Have a physical disability or visual impairment*
  • With or without previous sport experience
  • Interested in discovering which Paralympic sports you are eligible for and have the greatest potential.

*Click here for more information about eligible Paralympic disabilities

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, October 27, 2018
9:00am – 2:00pm
Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre
875 Morningside Avenue
Toronto, ON M1C 0C7

Click Here To Register. 

For more information please contact:
paralympiansearch@paralympic.ca
(613) 569-4333

Ontario High Performance Camp

The OWSA and Wheelchair Basketball Canada are hosting a wheelchair basketball high performance training camp to kick off the 2018-19 season!

This camp is a skill development and identification opportunity open to male and female athletes, both with and without disabilities, between the ages of 12-23*. Anyone interested in building their tactical and technical skills with goals of one day being part of Team Ontario and/or Team Canada are welcome to attend!
*Athletes outside of this age range will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For inquiries please contact Josée directly.

Athletes will receive elite instruction from WBC Academy Director Mike Frogley and Team Ontario Provincial Coach Kathy Ludwig, alongside other Ontario coaches and athletes mentors.

Camp Details

Date: September 28-30, 2018

Time:

  • Friday, September 28 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturday, September 29 – 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday, September 30 – 8:00am – 3:00pm

A detailed scheduled will be sent to all registered participants prior to the camp.

Location:
Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre
875 Morningside Ave
Toronto, ON M1C 0C7

Registration Deadline: Athletes are asked to register online by Monday, September 24 at midnight.

Contact

Josée Matte
Program Manager, Wheelchair Basketball
josee@owsa.ca

City of London Wheelchair Tennis Program

The City of London will be offering a wheelchair tennis program again starting this Fall 2018! This program is geared towards participants with physical disabilities, and will be led by a certified wheelchair tennis instructor. Join us to learn the rules of the game, sport chair mobility, and game play in a fun, positive setting!

Dates: Sundays from September 23rd – November 18th, 2018

Location: North London Optimist Community Centre
1345 Cheapside Street, London, ON N5V 3N9

Youth: 4:30 – 5:30pm
Barcode: 308706
Fee: $66.00

Adult: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Barcode: 308794
Fee: $61.00

No sport chair? No problem! Sport chairs for the session will be provided by the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association.

Call (519) 661 – 5575 to register or inquire about Financial Assistance. Registration can also be completed online at https://rec.london.ca

Questions? Contact Katherine Hale at btg@owsa.ca or (416) 426 – 7131.

Basketball & Wheelchair Basketball FUNdamentals Workshop

Designed for the first-time coach of athletes in the FUNdamentals stage (ages 6-8 females/6-9 males) of athlete development, this six-hour, in-class and in the gym workshop will help you understand who you are coaching, provide you with the basic skills for planning a practice, and show you how to teach those skills in a fun and inclusive way.

BONUS: Included in this workshop is a Professional Development session for Coaches on Wheelchair Basketball presented by the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association. Find out how easily you can adapt your existing skills and knowledge to the wheelchair game!

Registration must be done through the Canada Basketball Game Plan system. https://gameplanbasketball.ca/
Registration Fee: $20

Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Location:
MLSE LaunchPad
259 Jarvis Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2C2

Contact:
Mercedes Watson
Manager, Coach & Partner Development
Coaches Association of Ontario
mercedes@coachesontario.ca
416-426-7139

In celebration of National Coaches Week in Ontario this year, the Coaches Association of Ontario (CAO) has partnering with host communities from across the province to deliver NCCP Community Clinics, which aim to recruit, develop, educate and celebrate community volunteer coaches!

ErinoakKids 'Have a Go' Sport Series

Are you interested in trying a new sport? Here’s your chance!!

The ErinoakKids ‘Have a Go’ Sport Series is an opportunity for ErinoakKids clients to check out a variety of community wheelchair sport programs with their family and friends. Brought to you by the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association, this series is intended to help kids with physical disabilities try new sports in their own communities in a fun and inclusive way!

Choose one sport to try, or come out and try them all! This is a great opportunity to meet new friends and get involved in your community.

All skill levels and abilities are welcome, including kids who do not use wheelchairs on a daily basis. You don’t have to be a wheelchair user to play wheelchair sports! All equipment will be provided, and no experience is necessary!

Click here to register today. 


Event Details

Wheelchair Tennis at Headwaters Racquet Club in Orangeville

Date: Saturday September 15th, 2018
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm
Ages: 8+
Location: Headwaters Racquet Club

Multisport Program with Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled in Mississauga

Date: Sunday September 30th, 2018
Time: 1:30 – 3:00pm
Ages
: 2-10 with physical disabilities
Location: Carmen Corbassen Community Centre

Wheelchair Basketball with Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled in Brampton

Date: Monday October 1st, 2018
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Ages: 8+
Location:
 Westervelts Corners Public School

Multisport Program with Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled  in Brampton

Date: Tuesday October 2nd, 2018
Time: 6:30 – 7:45pm
Ages: 2-10 with physical disabilities
Location: Fernforest Public School

Wheelchair Tennis with the Mississauga Little Aces in Mississauga

Date: Saturday October 13th, 2018
Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm
Ages: 6-12
Location: Ontario Racquet Club

Questions? Contact Katherine Hale at btg@owsa.ca or (416) 426 – 7131. 

Find Your Passion! in Waterloo Region

Families and individuals of all abilities are invited to come explore many of the accessible sport and recreation opportunities that Waterloo Region has to offer! See displays, learn about adapted equipment, try a new activity and connect with coaches and recreation providers. This is a FREE event!

Date: Saturday August 25, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Location:
Woolwich Memorial Centre
24 Snyder Avenue South
Elmira ON

Registration: Register online on the Waterloo Region Family Network website

Contact:
Krista McCann
krista.mccann@wrfn.info
519-886-9150 ext. 2

This event is hosted by KidsAbility, the KW Sport Council, and the Waterloo Region Family Network.

Beacham Summer Fun Day

many children with disabilities in wheelchairs with able-bodied children and parents leaning on a wooden railing behind them

Beacham Summer Fun Day is a day for children of all abilities to have fun in memory of Linda Beacham, an amazing and tireless volunteer, advocate, and supporter of sport & physical activity opportunities for children with disabilities.

This event is open to all children with a physical disability aged 2-12 years and their siblings. Participants must have support members who will play and swim. Dinner and snacks provided. Registration is limited to 20 applicants.

Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018

Time: 2:00pm – 7:00pm

  • 2:00 – 3:30pm gym time with games
  • 3:30 – 6:00pm pizza party and music time activities
  • 6:00 – 7:00pm swimming

Location:
South Fletcher’s Sportsplex
500 Ray Lawson Boulevard
Brampton ON, L6Y 5B3

If you are interested in attending, please complete the Beacham Summer Fun Day registration form on the Cruisers website.

Contact:
Tiffany Gaudette
multisports@cruisers-sports.com


 

Penguins Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym

The Brock Niagara Penguins are inviting you to come play wheelchair basketball this summer! Everyone is welcome! Equipment provided!

Dates:

  • Saturday, May 12
  • Saturday, June 23
  • Saturday, July 14
  • Saturday, August 18

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Location:
Brock University
Walker Complex – Gym 2
500 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, ON, L2S 3A1

Fee: FREE!

Parking:
There is pay parking on the Brock University Campus.

  • $3.00/hr meter parking
  • $8.00/day parking (one-time entry)

Contact:
Jim Davis
james.davis1178@gmail.com
www.niagarapenguins.org


 

Drop In Wheelchair Basketball at Wellesley Community Centre

The OWSA and the City of Toronto are continuing to offer a FREE wheelchair basketball drop-in program at the Wellesley Community Centre! All ages and physical abilities welcome! Equipment provided.
No experience required, so everyone can come and try!

Date: Saturdays (on-going)

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.