Wheelchair Basketball Clubs and Programs Across Ontario

Barrie

New introductory program offered by the City of Barrie in partnership with All Sports All People. Open to participants of all abilities ages 6 and up. Equipment provided.

Every Tuesday from 5:15pm-6:15pm at Lampman Lane Community Centre (59 Lampman Lane, Barrie) from January 31 – April 4

Register online at play.barrie.ca using program code 14761!

Bloorview (Toronto)

The Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital offers a wheelchair basketball drop-in program for participants with physical disabilities between the ages of 8-18. Sessions occur on Friday evenings from 6:00pm – 8:00pm starting on September 23, 2016 until May 2017. All skill levels welcome. Participants must be able to push their wheelchair independently and have the ability to learn basketball.

Location:
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (150 Kilgour Road, Toronto)
Gymnasium 0W300

Participants must register by contacting Arnold Lopez at alopez@hollandbloorview.ca or 416-425-6220 ext. 3541

Brock Niagara Penguins

The Brock Niagara Penguins is Niagara’s only swim, boccia, and wheelchair basketball program for youth and young adults with a physical disability. The club’s emphasis is on individual achievement and gaining skills as a member of a strong team.
For general information, please contact 905-688-5550 ext 6182 or niagarapenguins@brocku.ca

Burlington Vipers

The Burlington Vipers wheelchair basketball program is offered by the Golden Horseshoe Disabled Sports Association and open to persons with physical disabilities. Practices are held on Mondays and Saturdays in Hamilton and Burlington.

Junior Vipers:

  • Mondays 6:00pm-8:00pm at Queen Mary Public School (1292 Cannon Street East, Hamilton)
  • Saturdays 1:00pm-2:00pm at Haber Recreation Centre (3040 Tim Dobbie Drive, Burlington)

Vipers:

  • Saturdays 2:00pm-4:00pm at Haber Recreation Centre (3040 Tim Dobbie Drive, Burlington)

There are no age restrictions to participate. Able-bodied athletes welcome!

For more information on the Burlington Vipers contact Chris Chandler at c.chandler@cogeco.ca or 905-818-7414.

Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled

The Cruisers service the region of Halton-Peel and offer both a House League and competitive program.

  • House league: Mondays from September to May.
  • Competitive practices: Fridays from September to May. Competitive games are held on weekends,

For more information please contact Cruisers Director of Basketball Kathy Ludwig at basketball@cruisers-sports.com or visit www.cruiser-sports.com

Follow the Cruisers’ social media channels on Facebook and Twitter!

London Wheelchair Basketball Association

The London Wheelchair Basketball Association offers wheelchair basketball programming for youth and adults with physical disabilities affecting their lower limbs and extremities.

Practices are held at École Secondaire Monseigneur Bruyère (920 Huron Street, London) on Thursday nights.

  • Juniors (Flash) – 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Seniors (Flyers) – 7:30pm-10:00pm

For more information contact Paul Bowes (pbowes4189@rogers.com) and Billy Langeveld (billylng@quadro.net) and visit http://lwba.ca.

The LWBA is also on Facebook.

Ottawa

The Ottawa Carleton Wheelchair Sports Association operates a recreational wheelchair basketball league at Immaculata High School (140 Main Street, Ottawa) on Mondays from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Open to all ages and abilities! Follow the OCWSA on Facebook!

The ‘I Love to Play Wheelchair Basketball’ junior program run by the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre is open to athletes of all abilities aged 18 and under. Practices are held at Meadowlands Public School (10 Fieldrow Street, Nepean) on Thursdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

For more information on wheelchair basketball programming in the Ottawa region please contact Sam Graham at 613-602-3263 or samuel.graham1994@gmail.com

Sault Ste Marie

For information regarding wheelchair basketball in Sault Ste. Marie, please contact Don Calvert from Sault Accessible Sports Incorporated at chairman@saultaccessiblesports.org

Simcoe County (Collingwood & Wasaga Beach)

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

Sudbury

For information regarding wheelchair basketball in Sudbury, please contact Patti Kitler from the Sudbury Accessible Sport Council at 705-692-3818 or pattikit@gmail.com

Tillsonburg Dragons

The Tillsonburg Dragons Wheelchair Basketball program is a sports opportunity initiated for youth, and now evolved to adults, with physical disabilities living in Tillsonburg and area. The program currently operates one evening per week on Friday nights at Annandale School (60 Tillson Avenue, Tillsonburg) from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  New members with or without disabilities welcome!
For more information, please contact Valerie Buranyi at 519-842-5873 or by email at valemil@execulink.com

Toronto Tornadoes

The Toronto Tornadoes is a youth wheelchair basketball program that practices weekly on Sunday evenings in the highway 404 and 401 area. Contact torontotornadoes@gmail.com for more information.

Twin City Spinners

The Twin City Spinners offer wheelchair basketball programming for youth and adults in the Waterloo Region. For information please contact Bruce Russell at brucer@sentex.net

Variety Village Rolling Rebels

For over 20 years, Variety Village has run an integrated wheelchair basketball team. With the focus on teaching athletes the skills necessary to play wheelchair basketball, the club also provides competition opportunities by attending local and regional games. www.varietyvillage.ca

  • Mondays – 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wednesdays – 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Saturdays – 9:00-11:00am (competitive program) & 11:00am-1:00pm (grassroots program)

For more information contact Chris Murdoch at 416-699-7167 ext. 255 or by email at cmurdoch@varietyvillage.on.ca

Vaughan City Lashers

The Vaughan City Lashers, named in memory of former National Team Player David Lash, honour that star’s memory every time they go on court. The Lashers logo bears the imagery of David Lash and will forever immortalize a friend and teammate who was a player coach with many of the current Lashers in 2005 when his team, then the Toronto Spitfires, went undefeated during the year and captured the gold medal at the CWBL Finals.

The mission of Vaughan City Lashers is to provide a positive environment for all wheelchair basketball players, coaches, officials, and volunteers while promoting sport and active living for all through wheelchair basketball as members pursue education and employment opportunities to be contributing members in the community.

Open Area but part of City of Vaughan Programming.

Contact Frank Iannuzzi for more information: frank.dyane@rogers.com