Wheelchair Basketball

ONPARA Announces 2022 Wheelchair Basketball Selection Camp Invitations

2023 Canada Games selections set to begin for Ontario wheelchair basketball athletes The Ontario Para Network is pleased to announce the 17 junior wheelchair basketball athletes who have been invited to attend the 2022-2023 Team Ontario selection camps. Athletes selected through the series of camps will represent Ontario at the… Read More

Foessel named to CAC’s ‘Women in Coaching’ Apprenticeship Program

Coaching Association of Canada announces 2023 Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprentice Coaches The Ontario Para Network is proud to announce that wheelchair basketball coach Andrea Foessel (Shelburne, ON) has been selected to take part in the Coaching Association of Canada’s ‘Women in Coaching’ Canada Games Apprenticeship Program for 2023…. Read More

For Two Little Girls; The Importance of Representation – Julia Hanes

For Two Little Girls; the Importance of Representation by June Jang Julia Hanes, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Ottawa and a Canada Games gold medalist in para-athletics, often thinks about the two little girls in wheelchairs she met as a med student while on placement at a… Read More

ONPARA Announces 2022 Junior Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Team

Junior provincial team selected for the 2022 National Championship The Ontario Para Network (ONPARA) is proud to formally announce the team selected to represent Ontario at the 2022 Junior National Championship in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Twelve of Ontario’s top junior-age athletes were chosen to represent the province following a… Read More

Research Study: Motivations and barriers to playing parasports

The Algonquin College Human-Centred Design Institute invites you to participate in a survey examining motivations and barriers to playing parasports. This study is being conducted on behalf of Wheelchair Basketball Canada. Findings will help inform the development of a recruitment strategy to attract prospective athletes. Eligibility: must be 18 years… Read More

Statement of Cancellation – Wheelchair Basketball Events

STATEMENT REGARDING WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL EVENTS (December 18-19, 2021) With more information on the rapidly changing COVID-19 environment, the Ontario Para Network is following the advice of Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s medical staff to cancel the wheelchair basketball events scheduled for this weekend. This includes the Ontario/Québec Challenge Tournament from December 18-19… Read More

Job Posting: Wheelchair Basketball Canada High Performance Coordinator

ONPARA is sharing this job opportunity on behalf of our partners at Wheelchair Basketball Canada High Performance Coordinator Terms of Contract Full-time position (40 hours per week); Travel will be required; Located at the WBC National Training Centre in Scarborough, Ont. Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) has an immediate opening for… Read More

Job Opportunity: Wheelchair Basketball Canada Event Manager

ONPARA is sharing this job opportunity on behalf of our partners at Wheelchair Basketball Canada IWBF 2026 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships Event Manager Position Type: Full Time Job Location: Ottawa (work remotely) Employment Type: Employee Expected Start Date: January 3, 2022 Overall Scope of the Position: Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC)… 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

How to Watch the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Broadcast and live streaming schedules available for the Paralympic Games The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will run from Tuesday, August 24 to Sunday, September 5, 2021. CBC will offer daily broadcasts totalling 68 hours of television coverage — more than ever before — including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Hosted… Read More