Current Events

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


 

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London Wheelchair Tennis Program

New introductory wheelchair tennis program is being offered in London, Ontario, in partnership with Parkwood Institute. Sport wheelchairs and tennis racquets will be provided and no previous tennis experience is required.

When: Tuesdays evenings, from April 18th to June 6th, 2017

Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Parkwood Institute Gym – Mental Health Building, Rm. C2-445, 550 Wellington Road South, London, ON, N6C 0A7

Cost: $25 for the 8 week program

For more information or to register, please contact Ayobami at btg@owsa.ca or 416 426 7131. Registration deadline is Friday, April 14th, 2017.

 

Toronto Tornadoes Wheelchair Basketball Try It Day

promotional poster Toronto Tornadoes wheelchair basketball Try It Day

The Toronto Tornadoes are hosting a FREE end-of season ‘Try It’ day for new players and anyone interested in trying out wheelchair basketball! All physical abilities welcome (including able-bodied participants) and sport wheelchairs will be provided!

Come try this fast, fun, and exciting sport!

Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location:
Parkway Forest Community Centre
55 Forest Manor Rd
North York, ON, M2J 1G3

Contact:
torontotornadoes@gmail.com for details and to RSVP

Wheelchair Rugby Referee Training

Date: Friday March 24th – Sunday March 26th

Time: Friday March 24th 6pm – 9pm,
Saturday March 25th 9am – 4pm,
Sunday March 26th 9am – 2pm

Location:
Friday March 24th – Best Western Hotel Belleville, Ontario

Saturday March 25 & Sunday March 26 – Quinte Secondary School, Belleville, Ontario

Are you a wheelchair rugby fan looking to get involved in the sport? Why not get involved as a referee? Once trained, you can put your newly acquired skills to good use by volunteering at any of our weekly scrimmages in London, Markham, Belleville or Ottawa. Tournaments are run several times over the season and we’re always in need of trained officials. The cost of the course is $40 and a manual and lunches will be provided.

Register by March 17, 2017

Contact:
Laura Wilson
Laura@owsa.ca

Wheelchair Tennis Instructor Workshop

Wheelchair Tennis Instructor Workshop Poster

Date: Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Location:

Aviva Tennis Centre

1 Shoreham Drive,

Toronto, ON

M3N 3A6

The Wheelchair Tennis Instructor Workshop is a Tennis Canada initiative designed to provide interested people (currently certified Instructors and Coaches, Recreational Therapists, etc.) with the knowledge to teach wheelchair tennis to introductory players.

Participants will learn how to adapt their coaching to systematically develop beginning wheelchair players. They will help players learn the fundamentals of rallying, starting a point with serve and return, playing the game and most importantly, chair mobility. The course will taught by Tennis Canada National Coach for Wheelchair Tennis and three time Paralympic medalist Kai Schrameyer.

For further Information on the workshop or to register, please contact Kai Schrameyer at Kschrameyer@tenniscanada.com. Registration is open until Friday, March 3rd, 2017.

Guelph Wheelchair Tennis

Date: Every Wednesdays, February 1st – March 8th

Time: 6pm-7:30pm (6pm-7pm: Wheelchair Tennis; 7pm-7:30: Group activity)

Location:

Evergreen Seniors Centre Gym

683 Woolwich St

Guelph, ON, N1H 3Y8

Limitless Guelph, together with KidsAbility Centre for Child Development and Energize Guelph are pleased to offer a FREE wheelchair tennis session starting this February. There is no registration necessary (this program will run on a drop-in basis) and is open to participants ages 8 to 18 years old. In addition, following the tennis session, Limitless Guelph will be offering a chance to try out some adapted sports and fun group activities. This may include wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, wheelchair pickleball, goalball, and 5-a-side soccer — among other possible adapted activities. Sport wheelchairs provided.

GEAR to Play Wheelchair Basketball

GEAR to Play! promotional poster

Girls Enabled and Ready to Play!

This women & girls-only wheelchair basketball program is for players of all ages and abilities looking to play in a welcoming, low-intensity, and social environment. Basketball and basketball-related skills are practiced with emphasis on fun!

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

Next Session

Date: Sunday, February 5, 2017

Location:
Cardinal Leger Secondary School
Brampton ON

Time:
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Contact:
Please email to confirm your attendance.
Josée Matte – josee@owsa.ca
416-855-0745 (B) | 416-407-9915 (C)

Barrie Wheelchair Basketball

Date: Every Tuesday from January 31st – March 28th, 2017 (Except Tuesday March 14th)

Time: 5:15pm – 6:15pm

Location:

Lampman Lane Community Centre

59 Lampman Lane

Barrie, ON, L4N 5G4

This program offered by The City of Barrie, in partnership with All Sports All People is open to athletes of all abilities – ages 6 and up – and gives the opportunity to try an exciting adapted sport. Sport wheelchairs provided.

Register today!