Wheelchair Basketball Clubs and Programs Across Ontario

The OWSA offers and supports wheelchair basketball programming all across Ontario. Find the community club/program closest to you! Don’t have one in your area? Contact btg@owsa.ca to find out how the OWSA can help you get something started.

 


Hamilton / Burlington Area

Burlington Vipers

The Burlington Vipers wheelchair basketball program is offered by the Golden Horseshoe Disabled Sports Association and primarily targets 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 and follow the Vipers on Facebook and Twitter!

Kitchener – Waterloo Area

Energize Guelph

Energize Guelph is a part of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, an exciting new initiative funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care designed to make it easier for children be active and eat healthier. Join us for our Shoots and Hoops program! This program offers children and youth of all physical abilities and skill levels the opportunity to participate in wheelchair basketball. Sport wheelchairs will be provided to all participants!

Shoots and Hoops (Wheelchair Basketball)

Dates: Fridays from September 21 – October 26
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: West End Community Centre, 21 Imperial Rd S, Guelph, ON N1K 1X3
Barcode: 216144
Cost: FREE

This program is open to youth aged 8-18 years. To register you call 519-837-5699 or visit regexpress.guelph.ca

Twin City Spinners

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

London Area

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.

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 226-970-1063 or by email at valemil@execulink.com

Northern Ontario

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

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

Ottawa

The Ottawa Carleton Wheelchair Sports Association (OCWSA) operates both recreational and competitive programs. Open to all ages and abilities!

Practices are held on the following nights:

  • Mondays: 6:00-8:00pm at W.E. Gowling Public School (250 Anna Avenue, Ottawa, K1Z 7V6)
  • Thursdays: 6:00-8:00pm at Holy Trinity Catholic High School (180 Katimavik Road, Kanata, K2L 4A7)

Follow the OCWSA on Facebook and Twitter! For more information on the OCWSA please contact Annie Ide at coachgoodchild1@gmail.com

New! The OCWSA is offering a Wheelchair Basketball Fundamentals program for youth of all physical abilities aged 8-16. The program will be running on Mondays from 7:00-8:00pm at the Hunt-Club Riverside Park Community Centre (3320 Promenade Paul Anka Drive, Ottawa) from April 16 – May 14. Please contact Annie Ide at coachgoodchild1@gmail.com

Peel Region (Brampton/Mississauga)

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.cruisers-sports.com

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

Quinte Area (Belleville/Trenton)

Quinte

Wheelchair Basketball Quinte is a weekly drop-in program for participants of all ages and physical abilities. The program runs from 6:30-8:30pm on Tuesdays at the YMCA of Central East Ontario – Quinte West Branch (50 Monogram Place, Trenton).

For more information contact Katherine Kerr at kkerr1024@gmail.com or 613-243-7977. Wheelchair Basketball Quinte is also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Simcoe County

Barrie YMCA

The Barrie YMCA and Children’s Treatment Network are offering a drop-in wheelchair basketball program for youth aged 10-17 years. All physical abilities welcome, no experience required! Equipment provided. The program is free for Y members and only $2.00 or a canned goods donation for non-Y members.

Fridays (May 4th – June 8th) from 7:00pm – 8:00pm at YMCA Barrie (22 Grove St W, Barrie, L4N 1M7)

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

Collingwood YMCA

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

St. Catharines / Niagara Region

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

The Penguins are offering FREE Open Gym sessions throughout the summer! Everyone is welcome to attend! Open Gym will be taking place from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Brock University (Walker Complex – Gym 2) on the following dates:

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

Follow the Brock Niagara Penguins on Twitter!

Toronto

Bloorview

The Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital offers a wheelchair basketball drop-in program for participants with physical disabilities between the ages of 7-18. Sessions occur on Friday evenings from 6:00pm – 8:00pm starting on October 13, 2017 until June 2018. 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

Toronto Tornadoes

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

Follow the Toronto Tornadoes on Facebook and Twitter!

Variety Village Rolling Rebels

For over 30 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/recreational program)

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

The Variety Village Rolling Rebels are also on Facebook and Instagram.

Wellesley Community Centre

A free recreational drop-in program offered by the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation Department in partnership with the OWSA.

Saturdays from 12:00pm – 1:15pm at the Wellesley Community Centre (495 Sherbourne Street, Toronto ON M4X 1K7)

Windsor

Rose City Riot Para-Sports Club

Contact: John Azlen at 519-562-7100 or azlenj@gmail.com

York Region

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 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