High Performance

ONPARA Announces 2020 Women’s Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Team

Senior Women’s provincial team selected for the 2019-2020 season championship The Ontario Para Network (ONPARA) is proud to formally announce the team originally selected to represent Ontario at the 2020 CWBL Women’s National Championship. The tournament was scheduled to take place in Amherst, Nova Scotia from April 3-5 but was… Read More

2020 Junior East Wheelchair Basketball Championship Cancelled

STATEMENT ON 2020 JUNIOR EAST WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP (March 12, 2020 – FREDERICTON, N.B.) The 2020 Junior East Wheelchair Basketball Championship has been cancelled. Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) and host Parasport New Brunswick made the decision due to ongoing concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was scheduled to take place… Read More

ONPARA Announces 2020 Junior Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Team

Junior provincial team selected for the 2019-2020 season championship The Ontario Para Network (ONPARA) is proud to formally announce the team selected to represent Ontario at the 2020 Junior East Regional Championship in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Following a series of selection and training camps that look place between September 2019… 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

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

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

Four Canadians Named to Wheelchair Tennis Team for Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games

– All four players will be making their Parapan Am debuts Canadian Paralympic Committee – https://paralympic.ca/news/four-canadians-named-wheelchair-tennis-team-lima-2019-parapan-am-games Ottawa, July 22, 2019 – Four wheelchair tennis players will be making their Parapan American Games debuts in Lima next month, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Tennis Canada announced Monday. Lima 2019 marks the… Read More

Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Rosters Selected for Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games

– Men’s and women’s teams will be playing for spot in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Canadian Paralympic Committee – https://paralympic.ca/news/canadian-wheelchair-basketball-rosters-selected-lima-2019-parapan-am-games Ottawa, July 18, 2019 – The 24 wheelchair basketball players who will compete for gold for Canada at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games next month have been selected, as… Read More

Wheelchair Rugby Athletes Named to Canadian Parapan Am Team for Lima 2019

– Seven athletes return from team that won gold four years ago in Toronto – Lima 2019 takes place August 23 to September 1 Canadian Paralympic Committee – https://paralympic.ca/news/wheelchair-rugby-athletes-named-canadian-parapan-am-team-lima-2019 Ottawa, July 15, 2019 – Wheelchair Rugby Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee have announced the 12 athletes selected to represent Canada… Read More