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ONPARA Teaming Up with OFSAA’s Try Day Program

ONPARA is teaming up with OFSAA through our Wheelchair Basketball School Program The Ontario Para Network’s Wheelchair Basketball School Program has introduced wheelchair basketball to over 100,000 students in 200+ schools since 2017. For the 2019-2020 school year we have teamed up with the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations… Read More

Casting Call for Women in Wheelchairs

Toronto Talent Agency seeking a woman in a wheelchair for a TV production Seeking: Woman who uses a wheelchair, aged 20+ years old Please note only persons that are in a wheelchair may apply   Shoot Date: Thursday October 24, 2019 Location: Toronto, ON (interior) Production: Mrs. America Application: Please email… Read More

Ken Thom Memorial Coaching Award Recipient Announcement

Ken Hall named as recipient of 2019 Ken Thom Coaching Award ONPARA is proud to announce coach Ken Hall as the successful recipient of the inaugural Ken Thom Memorial Coaching Award. Ken Hall got his start coaching with Cruisers Sports after Ken Thom encouraged him to give it a try…. Read More

Kathy Ludwig Named Team Ontario Head Coach

Ludwig returns to lead Junior Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Program for 2023 Canada Games The Ontario Para Network (ONPARA) is proud to announce the re-hiring of Kathy Ludwig as the Head Coach of the Ontario Junior Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Program. She has agreed to a four-year commitment and will work with… Read More

Job Opportunity: Coordinator, Schools Program

The Ontario Para Network is seeking an organized, motivated, and enthusiastic individual with strong communication and facilitation skills for the role of Coordinator, Schools Program. The candidate will be responsible for coordinating our wheelchair basketball and wheelchair athletics school programs. This position will appeal to individuals with experience in the… Read More

Job Opportunity: Coordinator, Grassroots Programs

The Ontario Para Network is seeking an organized, motivated, and enthusiastic individual with strong communication and facilitation skills for the role of Coordinator, Grassroots Program. The candidate will be responsible for coordinating grassroots and recreational adaptive sports events, leagues, and programs across Ontario. This position will appeal to individuals with… Read More

Athlete Profile – Rob Shaw

“I feel like I’m competing not just for myself but for the dozens and dozens of people who are out there supporting me” Rob Shaw began his relationship with competitive tennis as a coach, for the stand-up game. He coached stand-up tennis for about three years before his injury. After… Read More

Charity Motorcycle Ride and Classic Car Rally in Support of ‘Soldier On’

Our friends at the Gallant Knights Charity Sports Association are hosting their 1st annual Motorcycle Ride and Classic Car Rally in support of ill and injured veterans. Funds raised from the event will go to Soldier On / Sans Limites – a program of the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group… Read More

Nine Ontario Athletes Compete at 2019 Canadian Track & Field Championships

Ontario wheelchair athletes come away with 16 medals at National Championships This past weekend, nine Ontario Para-Athletics wheelchair athletes (T/F 51-57) competed in the 2019 Canadian Track & Field Championships. The event, hosted by Athletics Canada, took place at the Complex Sportif Claude-Robillard in Montreal, QC from July 25-28 and… Read More

Coaching Opportunity: Head Coach, Junior Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Program

ONPARA is currently seeking a passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated individual to fulfill the role of Head Coach for the Team Ontario Junior wheelchair basketball program over the next four years leading up to the 2023 Canada Winter Games. Position: Head Coach, Junior Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Program Position Type: 1 year… Read More