Current Events

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


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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, visit https://owsa.ca/product/introductory-wheelchair-sports-program/ to secure your spot today!

Questions? Contact Katherine Hale at btg@owsa.ca or (416) 426-7131 for more information.

 

Wheelchair Tennis 'Have a Go' Day

Are you in the London area and interested in trying wheelchair tennis? Come out and join us for a fun evening of wheelchair tennis at the North London Optimist Community Centre on Tuesday March 5th! All ages and abilities are welcome; you do not need to be a wheelchair user to participate! All equipment provided, no experience necessary!

Event Details

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

Date: Tuesday March 5, 2019

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Registration Deadline: Tuesday February 26, 2019

Registration: Contact Katherine Hale at btg@owsa.ca or (416) 426-7131 for more information or to secure your spot. Registration is required for sport wheelchairs to be provided! 

 

2019 Ontario Parasport Games

The 2019 Ontario Parasport Games will be hosted in the Durham Region from February 8-10, 2019. During these exciting Games, more than 500 athletes, attendants, coaches, officials from 11 different sports will be welcomed at 9 venues across the Durham Region.

The OWSA is proud to support the competitions for wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby during the Games.

Wheelchair rugby athletes, coaches and support workers, please click here to complete your registration

For more information about the 2019 Ontario Parasport Games, event schedules, results, venue information, etc. for all participating sports please visit the event website at https://durhamregion2019.ca/

Contacts:

Wheelchair Basketball
Josée Matte
josee@owsa.ca

Wheelchair Rugby
Laura Wilson
laura@owsa.ca

Open Tryouts - Selection Camp #3

Ontario Women’s Provincial Program

The third of 3 Selection Camps/Tryouts open to any female athlete in Ontario interested in being part of the Ontario Women’s Senior Team or the Ontario Women’s Development Team.

All athletes interested in trying out will be assessed a one-time $75 tryout fee upon their first tryout. Athletes will not need to pay again if they submitted their fee during the November 24 Selection Camp in Burlington or the December 9 Selection Camp in Brampton.

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019

Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Location:
Toronto Raptors Training Centre
Exhibition Place Grounds
20 British Columbia Road
Toronto, ON

Athletes are asked to bring a lunch, snacks, a water bottle, and a reversible jersey/pinnie or “dark” and “light” shirts for scrimmaging.

Contact:
Josée Matte, OWSA Program Manager, at josee@owsa.ca

Canada vs Japan Exhibition Game

Wheelchair Basketball Canada is inviting you to the National Training Centre at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre for the Canada vs Japan featured game! Come on out and cheer on our Senior Men’s National Team as they take on Team Japan.

Admission is FREE and there will be a live stream on the WBC Facebook page!

#CANvsJPN2019

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

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

For more information please visit the Wheelchair Basketball Canada Facebook event.

Open Tryouts - Selection Camp #2

Ontario Women’s Provincial Program

The second of 3 Selection Camps/Tryouts open to any female athlete in Ontario interested in being part of the Ontario Women’s Senior Team or the Ontario Women’s Development Team.

All athletes interested in trying out will be assessed a one-time $75 tryout fee upon their first tryout. Athletes will not need to pay again if they submitted their fee during the November 24 Selection Camp in Burlington.

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018

Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Location:
Harold Brathwaite Secondary School
415 Great Lakes Drive
Brampton, ON
Entrance to the gym at the back of the school

Athletes are asked to bring a lunch, snacks, a water bottle, and a reversible jersey/pinnie or “dark” and “light” shirts for scrimmaging.

Contact:
Josée Matte, OWSA Program Manager, at josee@owsa.ca

Open Tryouts - Selection Camp #1

Ontario Women’s Provincial Program

The first of 3 Selection Camps/Tryouts open to any female athlete in Ontario interested in being part of the Ontario Women’s Senior Team or the Ontario Women’s Development Team.

All athletes interested in trying out will be assessed a one-time $75 tryout fee upon their first tryout.

Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018

Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Location:
Haber Recreation Centre
3040 Tim Dobbie Drive
Burlington, ON

Athletes are asked to bring a lunch, snacks, a water bottle, and a reversible jersey/pinnie or “dark” and “light” shirts for scrimmaging.

Contact:
Josée Matte, OWSA Program Manager, at josee@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!

Participants can RSVP by emailing Josée Matte at josee@owsa.ca Equipment can be provided for those not possessing their own, but must be requested in advance.

Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Location:
Haber Recreation Centre
3040 Tim Dobbie Drive
Burlington, ON

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

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.