Wheelchair Basketball Clubs and Programs Across Ontario

ONPARA 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 ONPARA can help you get something started.

 


Durham Region

Abilities Centre

The Abilities Centre is offering a ‘Junior Intro to Wheelchair Basketball’ program for youth with and without disabilities aged 8-14. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, develop, and practice fundamental wheelchair basketball skills over the course of the 8-week program. Sessions are led by highly experienced coach Mike Frogley, current Head Coach and Director of the Wheelchair Basketball Canada National Academy Program.

Date: Mondays (April 15 – June 10, 2019)
Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Location:
Abilities Centre
55 Gordon Street, Whitby
Cost: $85

For more information please contact Christina Swett at cswett@abilitiescentre.org or 905-665-8500 ext.124

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

City of Guelph

‘Shoots and Hoops’ is a program for everyone! This program offers children and youth of all physical abilities and skill levels the opportunity to participate in wheelchair basketball. No experience in basketball or wheelchair sports is necessary, only a willingness to play and have fun! Sport wheelchairs will be provided to all participants.

Dates: Fridays starting April 26
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: West End Community Centre, 21 Imperial Rd S, Guelph, ON N1K 1X3
Cost: $35

This program is open to youth aged 8-17 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 – 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 Monday nights from 6:00 – 9:00pm at Hunt-Club Riverside Park Community Centre (3320 Promenade Paul Anka Drive, Ottawa).

Follow the OCWSA on Facebook! For more information on the OCWSA please contact ocwsa.info@gmail.com

Peel Region (Brampton/Mississauga)

Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled

The Cruisers service the region of Halton-Peel and offer both House League and Competitive wheelchair basketball programs.

  • 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

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 parasport club offering swim, boccia, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball teams, a hand-cycling program and a one week parasport summer camp 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 905-359-6283 or niagarapenguins@brocku.ca

The Penguins are always recruiting new athletes and volunteers. Come out and give it a try by contacting use to set up a free trial! Check the calendar section of the website for upcoming practices, clinics, meets tournaments and opportunities.

Follow the Brock Niagara Penguins on Twitter and Instagram!

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 Kristen English at kenglish@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.

  • Mondays – 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wednesdays – 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturdays – 11:00am – 1:00pm (grassroots/recreational program)

For more information contact Steve Bialowas at 416-699-7167 x 255 or by email at SBialowas@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 ONPARA.

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

The Rose City Riot currently offers a wheelchair basketball program that runs 1 night a week on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 9:00pm in Windsor. Our emphasis is on growth and development as a team and as individual athletes. Handi-Transit is available (at their regular rate) for all registered riders.

Contact us today to arrange a free trial on the court with the team. We are always recruiting new members and volunteers. New members with or without a disability are welcome to play!

Contact John Azlen at 519-562-7100 or email RoseCityRiot@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