Current Events

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


 

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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.

Holiday Craft Sale Fundraiser

An amazing and generous supporter has organized a holiday craft sale in order to help the Team Ontario Junior Provincial wheelchair basketball team raise funds for their participation at the 2018 Junior National Championship and the 2019 Canada Winter Games! Funds would help offset the cost of training, travel, and accommodations for the team. Competing at these events is a HUGE and meaningful opportunity for these athletes!

Date: Monday, December 18, 2017

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Location:
Ivy Bridge
160 Main Street S
Brampton, ON L6W 2E1

Anyone can help support the Juniors by attending the craft sale, sharing this post to spread the word, or purchasing raffle tickets to win great prizes such as baskets of wine and craft items from the vendors!

Raffle tickets are 1 for $2 or 3 for $5.
To purchase tickets please contact josee@owsa.ca
We have team members in various locations throughout the province who are selling tickets! Tickets can also be purchased in person at the event!

This is an all-ages event and everyone is welcome to drop by!

Wheelchair Basketball Skills Clinic

We’re having one last Skills Clinic before the end of 2017! And since it’s the Holiday season, athletes, coaches, and parents are encouraged to think festive! Santa hats, red & green, reindeer antlers, ugly holiday sweaters! Let’s get creative and have some fun!

Clinics are open to beginners and recreational-level athletes of all physical abilities looking to learn, develop, and improve their wheelchair basketball skills. The day will include a combination of fun skills development activities & drills and game play facilitated by a team of OWSA club coaches.

Date: Sunday, December 17, 2017

Time: 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Location:
Parkway Forest Community Centre
55 Forest Manor Road
Toronto, ON M2J 1G3

Sport wheelchairs can be provided to athletes who do not already possess their own. Please contact Josée Matte at josee@owsa.ca to request equipment in advance.

For more information please visit the OWSA Events Calendar.


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

Toronto Tornadoes Try It Day

The Toronto Tornadoes are hosting a FREE ‘Try It’ Day for anyone looking to try playing wheelchair basketball for the first time!

Youth of all physical abilities under the age of 21 are encouraged to come out, have fun, and learn the basics from coach Christina Swett and the Tornadoes team! Equipment will be provided. No experience required!

Date: Sunday, December 17, 2017

Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

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

Contact:
For more information or to RSVP please contact torontotornadoes@gmail.com

Pampered Chef Fundraiser Show

Calling all bakers, chefs, and all-around kitchen enthusiasts! Join us for a Pampered Chef Fundraiser Show! Shop from the comfort of your own home in your PJ’s and get easy cooking tips while supporting a great cause.

Up to 15 percent of our total sales will go towards supporting the Team Ontario Junior wheelchair basketball program – plus an extra $4 for every Facebook Show booked from the event.

Only valid between December 8 – 17!

For more information please visit www.pamperedchef.ca/go/owsa2017

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)

Wheelchair Basketball NCCP 'Competition Introduction' Coaching Clinic

male wheelchair basketball coach wearing tie holding clipboard with female assistant coach talking to athletes at half-time

The OWSA, in partnership with the Coaches Association of Ontario and the City of Toronto, is hosting an NCCP Wheelchair Basketball ‘Competition Introduction’ coaching clinic.

This course is open to any individuals interested in coaching wheelchair basketball at a community or competitive level. Coaches will learn how to instruct, observe, and correct skills in a combination of in-class and on-court settings. They will have the opportunity to practice planning and teaching sport-specific fundamental skills and concepts appropriate for athletes in the Learn to Train stage of the Long-Term Athlete Development pathway.

Competition Introduction is a 19-hour course scheduled over three days. Coaches must attend all three days in order to be credited for completion of the course.

Course Details

Date: Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10, 2017

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

Full Schedule:

  • Friday, September 8 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturday, September 9 – 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Sunday, September 10 – 9:00am – 4:00pm

Fees:

  • Free – City of Toronto residents
  • $82.00 – Non-Residents

Program Barcode: 2974495

Registration

Registration is now OPEN for City of Toronto residents and non-residents!

Family and Client Numbers are required to register. If you do not already have these, please call 416-338-4386 before registering.

Registration Methods:

  • Online Registration (7am – midnight) – Go to toronto.ca/torontofun
  • Touch Tone Registration (TTR) (7am – midnight) – Call 416-338-0000 and follow the voice prompts.
  • Telephone Assisted (8:30am – 4:30 pm) – Call 416-338-4386 during regular business hours and speak to a customer service representative.

For further details on the National Coaching Certification Program and the coaching pathway for wheelchair basketball coaches please visit the Wheelchair Basketball Canada website.

Contact

Josée Matte
OWSA Wheelchair Basketball Provincial Coordinator
josee@owsa.ca
416-855-0745