Current Events

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


 

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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

Have A Go Day at the Birmingham Classic

Come join us at the Birmingham Classic for a chance to try out wheelchair tennis with Tennis Canada national coach Kai Schrameyer! Participants are welcome to come early to watch some of the world’s best wheelchair tennis players in action!

Date: Saturday August 26, 2017

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Location:
Ontario Racquet Club
884 Southdown Road
Mississauga, ON, L5J 2Y4

All ages, abilities, and skill levels welcome! Registration is FREE!

Note: Sport wheelchairs can be provided

For more information, please e-mail us at btg@owsa.ca or call us at 416-426-7131

GEAR to Play Wheelchair Basketball

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, August 20, 2017

Time:
2:30pm – 4:00pm

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

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

Beacham Summer Fun Day

Beacham Summer Fun Day is a FREE event for children of all abilities to have fun in memory of Linda Beacham, a long-time dedicated Cruisers volunteer.

The day is filled with fun-based games such as tag, red rover, parachute, floor hockey and swimming. Snacks and dinner are also provided. This event is open to all children with a physical disability aged 4-12 years and their siblings. All participants must have support members who will play and swim. Registration is limited to 20 applicants.

If you are interested in attending, please complete the Beacham Summer Fun Day registration form.

Date: Sunday, August 3, 2017

Time: 3:00pm – 8:00pm

Location:
South Fletcher’s Sportsplex
500 Ray Lawson Boulevard
Brampton, ON

Contact:
Kathy Ludwig
basketball@cruisers-sports.com

Wheelchair Tennis Have a Go Day at Rogers Cup

Come join us at the Rogers Cup for a chance to try out wheelchair tennis with Tennis Canada national coach Kai Schrameyer! Participants are welcome to stay after the session and watch the best professional tennis players in action.

When: Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Where: Aviva Centre

1 Shoreham Drive, Toronto ON, M3N 3A6

Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm

All ages and levels welcome! Registration is free!

Note: Sport wheelchairs will be provided

For more information, please contact Ayobami at: 416 426 7131 or btg@owsa.ca

Register today!

Markham Wheelchair Tennis at Angus Glen

Join a fast growing and popular sport for youth and young adults with physical disabilities (ages 12+)!

Learn to develop your stroke and the rules of the game while having fun!

Date: July 5 – August 30, 2017 (No session August 2nd)

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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

Registration:
Register at www.markham.ca/recreation
$121.24 + HST | Barcode: 304306

Niagara Penguins Wheelchair Basketball "Try It" Days

The Brock Niagara Penguins are hosting a series of FREE wheelchair basketball “Try It” sessions this summer! Everyone is welcome! Equipment will be provided.

Dates:

  • Saturday, May 6 & Saturday, May 20, 2017
  • Saturday, June 17 & Saturday, June 24, 2017
  • Saturday, July 15 & Saturday, July 29, 2017
  • Saturday, August 12 & Saturday, August 19, 2017

Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Location:
Brock University
Walker Complex – Gym 2
500 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, ON, L2S 3A1

Fee: FREE!

Parking:
There is pay parking on the Brock University Campus.

  • $3.00/hr meter parking
  • $8.00/day parking (one-time entry)

Contact:
Jim Davis
james.davis1178@gmail.com
www.niagarapenguins.org

Scarborough Wheelchair Tennis Program at L'Amoreaux

Wheelchair Tennis

The L’Amoreaux Spring and Summer Wheelchair Tennis program is a six (6) month program on Monday evenings at the L’Amoreaux Tennis Centre in Scarborough.

Date: Monday nights from March 6 – August 28, 2017

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Location:
L’Amoreaux Tennis Centre
300 Silver Springs Blvd
Scarborough, ON, M1V 2S4

Registration:
$80/player
Participants can register and pay online through the OWSA website.

Contact:
Ayobami Ogunlana
Bridging the Gap Provincial Coordinator
btg@owsa.ca | 416-426-7131