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2019 Wheelchair Rugby National Championships

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Date: Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5, 2019

Venue:
Montpetit Hall Gymnasium
University of Ottawa
125 University Private
Ottawa, ON K1N 1A2

Schedule:
The final schedule will be announced once all teams are registered & confirmed

Contacts

This event is organized by Wheelchair Rugby Canada and the Ottawa Stingers. Please contact them directly regarding any general inquiries about the event.

Patrice Dagenais
President
Ottawa Stingers
613-720-5439
pdagenais3@gmail.com
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Meg Ritcey
Administration and Special Events Coordinator
Wheelchair Rugby Canada
613-523-0004
meg@wheelchairrugby.ca

CWBL National Championship

The Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) National Championship takes place every spring as competitive club teams from across Canada compete for the title of national champion.

Date: Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28, 2019

Location:
Charlottetown, PE

This event is being hosted by ParaSport & Recreation PEI and Wheelchair Basketball Canada

Contact:
Sean Liebich
Program Coordinator, Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Tel: 613‐260‐1296 ext. 204
Email: sliebich@wheelchairbasketball.ca

For tournament details, schedule, and results please visit the Wheelchair Basketball Canada website.

Intro to Wheelchair Basketball Program - Whitby

The Abilities Centre is offering a ‘Junior Intro to Wheelchair Basketball’ program for youth with and without disabilities aged 8-14. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, develop, and practice fundamental wheelchair basketball skills over the course of the 8-week program. Sessions are led by highly experienced coach Mike Frogley, current Head Coach and Director of the Wheelchair Basketball Canada National Academy Program.

Date: Mondays (April 15 – June 10, 2019)
Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Location:
Abilities Centre
55 Gordon Street, Whitby
Cost: $85

For more information please contact Christina Swett at cswett@abilitiescentre.org or 905-665-8500 ext.124

Wheelchair Tennis 'Have a Go' Day - Ottawa

Are you in or near Ottawa and interested in trying wheelchair tennis? Come and join us for a ‘Have a Go’ day on Sunday April 14th!

When: Sunday April 14th from 2:00 – 4:00pm

Where: Ottawa Athletic Club
2525 Lancaster Rd, Ottawa, ON K1B 4L5

Registration: To register for this event, please contact Katherine Hale at btg@owsa.ca or (416) 426-7131. Registration deadline: April 7, 2019.

This FREE session is open to all ages, abilities and skill levels. No experience necessary, all equipment provided! See attached flyer for more details.

2019 CWBL Women's National Championship

The Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) Women’s National Championship takes place annually when the top competitive women’s club teams in the country compete for the national title.

Date: Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14, 2019

Venue:
Centre Sportif de l’UQAM
1212 Rue Sanguinet
Montréal, QC H2X 3E7

This event is being hosted by Parasports Québec and Wheelchair Basketball Canada

Contact:
Sean Liebich
Program Coordinator, Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Tel: 613‐260‐1296 ext. 204
Email: sliebich@wheelchairbasketball.ca

For tournament details, schedule, and results please visit the Wheelchair Basketball Canada website.

Paralympian Search - Gatineau

Are you Canada’s next Paralympic athlete?

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.

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 April 6, 2019
9:00am – 2:00pm
Centre Sportif de Gatineau
850 La Gappe Blvd.
Gatineau, QC J8X 3Y9

Click Here To Register

For more information please visit http://games.paralympic.ca/gatineau

Contact:
paralympiansearch@paralympic.ca
(613) 569-4333

Wheelchair Tennis Skills Clinic

Are you interested in trying wheelchair tennis for the first time, or are you looking to improve upon your existing skills? This FREE wheelchair tennis skills session is open to new and experienced athletes of all skill levels and physical abilities!

The session will include a combination of fun skills development games, activities and drills, and participants will be divided into two sections: junior (18 and under) and adult (18+).

Date: March 30, 2019

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Aviva Centre
1 Shoreham Drive, North York, ON M3N 3A6

Cost: Free!

Sport wheelchairs and tennis racquets can be provided if requested in advance. 

Registration Deadline: March 23, 2019

Please contact Katherine Hale at btg@owsa.ca or (416) 426 – 7131 for more information or to register today!

Minis (U16) Festival - London

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 game play facilitated by a team of OWSA club coaches and athlete mentors.

*Athletes over the age of 16 are also welcome to attend provided they are at an appropriate skill level or level of experience to participate.

Sport wheelchairs can be provided if requested in advance.

Date: Saturday March 23, 2019
Time: 1:30pm – 6:00pm
Location:
Flight Exec Centre
2066 Dorchester Rd
Dorchester, ON N0L 1G2

Participants must register in advance in order to attend: https://owsa.ca/product/wheelchair-basketball-minis-u16-festival-london/

Contact
Brandan Ramnarine
Program Coordinator
programs@owsa.ca

GEAR to Play Day

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 Days are held in various locations throughout the year. Sessions are led by coach Christina Swett with the help of various female athlete mentors.

Date: Saturday March 23, 2019

Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Location:
Flight Exec Centre
2066 Dorchester Road, Dorchester ON

Contact:
Christina Swett, Founder, geartoplaycoach@gmail.com
Josée Matte, OWSA Program Manager, at josee@owsa.ca

Introductory Wheelchair Sports Program

Are you interested in trying wheelchair sports? Here’s your chance!

Join the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association at Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre for an 8-week multisport program where the focus is on the FUNdamentals of wheelchair sports!

When: Wednesdays, March 20 – May 8, 2019
6:30 – 7:30pm

Where: Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre
325 Wellington St North, Hamilton, ON L8L 0A4

Cost: $80.00

Who: Kids ages 8+

Open to participants of all skill levels and abilities; participants do not need to be wheelchair users! All equipment provided, no experience necessary!

Spaces are limited, contact Katherine Hale at btg@owsa.ca or (416) 426 – 7131 to register or get more information today!