Current Events

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


 

 

Barrie Youth Wheelchair Basketball Program

The Barrie YMCA and Children’s Treatment Network are offering a drop-in wheelchair basketball program for youth aged 10-17 years. All physical abilities welcome, no experience required! Equipment provided.

The program is free for Y members and only $2.00 (or a canned goods donation) for non-Y members.

Date: Fridays (May 4th – June 8th)

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Location:
YMCA of Barrie
22 Grove Street W
Barrie, ON L4N 1M7

For more information contact Jennifer Phillips at 705-446-3080 ext. 1 or jphillips@ctnsy.ca

Wheelchair Tennis Beginner Skills Session

girl playing tennis

Tennis Canada and the OWSA will be hosting a beginner player skills session, led by Tennis Canada National coach Kai Schrameyer. No previous experience necessary!

The session is part of an OWSA initiative, in partnership with Tennis Canada, to offer more opportunities for skill development and match play for wheelchair tennis players in Ontario.

Date: Saturday April 28, 2018

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Location:
Aviva Centre
1 Shoreham Drive
North York, ON

Please contact Katherine Hale (katherine@owsa.ca) to sign up or for more information.

Wheelchair Tennis Instructor Workshop

Are you interested in working with wheelchair tennis players, currently instructing wheelchair tennis players, or interested in giving wheelchair tennis a go? Here’s your chance to learn more!

The OWSA and Tennis Canada will be hosting a wheelchair tennis instructor workshop this April. Topics will include fundamentals of rallying, starting a point with serve and return, singles and doubles tactics, and effective and efficient techniques for wheelchair players.

Date: Sunday April 29, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Angus Glen Tennis Centre
3970 Major Mackenzie Dr E
Markham, ON
L6C 1P8

Cost: $39.00 for TPA members, $79.00 for Non-TPA members

This course is open to everyone, however only Instructors/Coaches already certified by Tennis Canada are eligible to receive the official certificate upon course completion. 

Register here, or contact Katherine Hale for more information at katherine@owsa.ca

Toronto Classic Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

Cody Caldwell (left) defends the ball from Shayne Smith (right)

Clubs from Belleville, London, Ottawa, Kitchener and host, Toronto will compete in this round robin tournament. The tournament will be held at Bill Crothers Secondary School (44 Main Street Unionville, Ontario L3R 2E4.)

Tournament Schedule

Friday April 20, 2018:

  • 6:00pm Bellville vs Ottawa
  • 7:30pm Toronto vs Kitchener

Saturday April 21, 2018:

  • 10:00am London vs Belleville
  • 11:30am Toronto vs Ottawa
  • 1:00pm Kitchener vs London
  • 2:30pm Belleville vs Toronto
  • 4:00pm Ottawa vs Kitchener
  • 5:30pm London vs Toronto

Sunday April 22, 2018:

  • 10:00am Ottawa vs London
  • 11:30am Kitchener vs Belleville
  • 1:00pm 3rd place vs 4th place
  • 2:30pm 1st place vs 2nd place

Admission is free so come on out to catch all the hard-hitting action!

Ottawa Wheelchair Basketball Fundamentals Program

The Ottawa Carleton Wheelchair Sports Association (OCWSA) is offering a Wheelchair Basketball Fundamentals program for youth aged 8-16. All physical abilities welcome! Equipment provided. No experience necessary!

Date: Mondays (April 16 – May 14)

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Location:
Hunt-Club Riverside Park Community Centre
3320 Promenade Paul Anka Drive
Ottawa, ON

Please contact Annie Ide at coachgoodchild1@gmail.com for details and registration information.