Wheelchair Basketball Clubs and Programs Across Ontario

Bloorview (Toronto)

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.

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

Follow the Brock Niagara Penguins on Twitter!

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)


  • 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!

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!


Limitless Guelph is a Ministry-funded initiative that aims to provide recreation opportunities for youth aged 8-18 living with disabilities and able-bodied peers together. Through no cost, adaptive recreation, Limitless Guelph plans to create a recreational environment that is barrier free and fully inclusive.

Winter Drop In Schedule:
Fridays from 5:00-6:00pm at the West End Community Centre
starting Friday, January 12 until Friday, March 16, 2018

For more information contact Grant Leemet at grant.leemet@guelph.ca

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.


The Ottawa Carleton Wheelchair Sports Association operates both recreational and competitive programs. Open to all ages and abilities! Follow the OCWSA on Facebook and Twitter! For more information on the OCWSA please contact Annie Ide at annie.goodchild@gmail.com

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. For more information please contact Sam Graham (samuel.graham1994@gmail.com) and Emily Glossop (eglossop@octc.ca).


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.

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


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 226-970-1063 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 North York (highway 404 and 401 area). Contact torontotornadoes@gmail.com for more information.

Follow the Toronto Tornadoes on Facebook and Twitter!

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 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.

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