Team Ontario

Six Ontario Athletes to Compete in Wheelchair Tennis National Championships

Team Ontario headed to Montréal to contend for national titles The Ontario Para Network wishes the best of luck to the six Ontario athletes who will be competing this weekend at the 2021 Birmingham National Wheelchair Tennis Championships. This event will mark the participants’ first opportunity to return to the… Read More

ONPARA Bids Farewell to Provincial Coach Paul Bowes

Bowes to pursue new coaching opportunity in Germany The Ontario Para Network is saddened to announce the departure of Paul Bowes as Provincial Coach of our Senior Women’s wheelchair basketball team. “Bowesy,” as he is affectionately known throughout the wheelchair basketball community, has been at the helm of the Ontario… Read More

Fourteen Ontario Athletes Named to Team Canada for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Three women and 11 men from Ontario will represent Canada in wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair tennis in Tokyo As the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games held their Closing Ceremony last Sunday to signal the end of the 17-day global affair, inevitably, for those in the parasport community, the countdown… Read More

Caldwell and Combdon Named 2020 ONPARA GivingTuesday Ambassadors

ONPARA is proud to introduce Cody Caldwell and Candice Combdon as our 2020 GivingTuesday Athlete Ambassadors!   Cody & Candice both know first-hand the tremendous impact that sport plays in the rehabilitation & recovery process and the overall health of people with disabilities, and they want to pay it forward… Read More

In Memory of Catherine Nelson

Our community mourns the loss of a promising young wheelchair basketball athlete It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we share the news of the sudden passing of one of our young athletes, Catherine Nelson. Catherine passed away on the morning of April 24, 2020 at the age… Read More

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

Statement of Cancellation – Wheelchair Basketball

STATEMENT REGARDING WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL SANCTIONED EVENTS Following recent developments in the COVID-19 outbreak, all wheelchair basketball sanctioned events scheduled before April 6th have been postponed or cancelled. This includes the upcoming GLC Division 2 (Open) and Division 3 (Minis) tournaments scheduled for Saturday March 14th and Sunday March 29th, respectively…. 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

Wheelchair Basketball Athletes Head to Orillia for Ontario Winter Games

Ontario’s next generation of athletes to play in 3×3 preparation tournament The 2020 Ontario Winter Games are coming to Orillia and neighbouring municipalities Barrie, Oro-Medonte, Rama and Severn, from February 27-March 1, 2020. The multi-sport event is expected to include 3,500 athletes, coaches, officials and dignitaries as part of the… Read More