Current Events

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


 

 

NCCP Wheelchair Basketball 'Competition Introduction' Coaching Course

The focus of this introductory workshop is to learn to coach the basic skills and tactics of wheelchair basketball that will be required to support the competitive experience. Athletes will be in the ‘Learn to Train’ stage of the Long-Term Athlete Development pathway.

This workshop is designed for coaches who wish to learn the skills and techniques needed to coach in introductory competitive settings. Coaches will learn:

  • An understanding of the Long Term Athlete Development concept and model.
  • How to teach fundamental wheelchair basketball movement skills and technical/tactical skills (movement skills such as starting/stopping/turning, technical skills of shooting, passing, ball handling and chair position, tactical skills such as picking and defense).
  • How to develop an effective practice plan.
  • An understanding of the Making Ethical Decisions six-step decision making process.

Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite to take this course as it is considered to be the entry level competition course.

Note: The Competition Introduction Advanced course is a 19-hour workshop, scheduled over three days with on- and off-court teachings. Coaches must attend the entire duration of the course in order to be credited for completion.

Course Details

Date: Friday September 14 – Sunday September 16, 2018

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

Schedule:
Detailed schedule to be released at a later date.

  • Friday, September 14 – 6:00pm-9:00pm ; classroom only
  • Saturday, September 15 – 9:00am-8:00pm ; classroom and court
  • Sunday, September 16 – 9:00am-4:00pm ; classroom and court

Registration

There are several different ways to register with the City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry, and Recreation system. Please note: Family and Client Numbers are required for touch tone or online registration. If you do not already have these, please call 416-338-4386 before registering.

Registration information can be found online on the City of Toronto’s website.

Fee:

  • FREE for City of Toronto residents
  • $88 for non-residents

Deadline: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Contact

Josée Matte
OWSA Program Manager, Wheelchair Basketball
josee@owsa.ca
416-855-0745

Funding support for the NCCP Wheelchair Basketball ‘Competition Introduction’ coaching clinic has been provided in part by the ‘Let’s Get Coaching!’ program, a partnership between the City of Toronto, the Coaches Association of Ontario, and the OWSA. ‘Let’s Get Coaching!’ is a legacy of the Toronto 2015 Pan & Parapan Am Games.


 

Wheelchair Tennis 'Have a Go' at the Birmingham Classic

Come join us at the Birmingham Classic to try wheelchair tennis with Tennis Canada National Coach and former Paralympic medalist Kai Schrameyer! Arrive early or stick around after the session for the chance to watch some of the best wheelchair tennis players in action.

Event Details

Date: Saturday August 25th, 2018

Time: 3:00 – 4:30pm

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

Cost: FREE!

Registration*: https://owsa.ca/product/wheelchair-tennis-go-day-birmingham-classic/

All equipment provided, no experience necessary! All ages and abilities welcome, you do not need to be a wheelchair user to join! 

* Registration is required to ensure that we have a sport wheelchair available for you to use.

 

Contact

Katherine Hale
Bridging the Gap Provincial Coordinator
Email: btg@owsa.ca
Phone: (416) 426 – 7131


 

Find Your Passion! in Waterloo Region

Families and individuals of all abilities are invited to come explore many of the accessible sport and recreation opportunities that Waterloo Region has to offer! See displays, learn about adapted equipment, try a new activity and connect with coaches and recreation providers. This is a FREE event!

Date: Saturday August 25, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Location:
Woolwich Memorial Centre
24 Snyder Avenue South
Elmira ON

Registration: Register online on the Waterloo Region Family Network website

Contact:
Krista McCann
krista.mccann@wrfn.info
519-886-9150 ext. 2

This event is hosted by KidsAbility, the KW Sport Council, and the Waterloo Region Family Network.

Beacham Summer Fun Day

many children with disabilities in wheelchairs with able-bodied children and parents leaning on a wooden railing behind them

Beacham Summer Fun Day is a day for children of all abilities to have fun in memory of Linda Beacham, an amazing and tireless volunteer, advocate, and supporter of sport & physical activity opportunities for children with disabilities.

This event is open to all children with a physical disability aged 2-12 years and their siblings. Participants must have support members who will play and swim. Dinner and snacks provided. Registration is limited to 20 applicants.

Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018

Time: 2:00pm – 7:00pm

  • 2:00 – 3:30pm gym time with games
  • 3:30 – 6:00pm pizza party and music time activities
  • 6:00 – 7:00pm swimming

Location:
South Fletcher’s Sportsplex
500 Ray Lawson Boulevard
Brampton ON, L6Y 5B3

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

Contact:
Tiffany Gaudette
multisports@cruisers-sports.com


 

Penguins Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym

The Brock Niagara Penguins are inviting you to come play wheelchair basketball this summer! Everyone is welcome! Equipment provided!

Dates:

  • Saturday, May 12
  • Saturday, June 23
  • Saturday, July 14
  • Saturday, August 18

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

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


 

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.