Wheelchair Rugby

Ontario Earns Podium Finishes at Wheelchair Rugby National Championships

Team Ontario claims two silvers, one bronze, and multiple individual awards in Montréal The 2022 Canadian Wheelchair Rugby Championships wrapped up over the weekend, with all three Ontario teams earning podium finishes. The event was hosted within the greater Défi Sportif Altergo and featured 10 teams from across Canada competing… Read More

Rosters Announced for 2022 Wheelchair Rugby National Championships

Team Ontario headed to Montréal to contend for national titles The Ontario Para Network (ONPARA) is proud to formally announce the teams selected to represent Ontario at the 2022 Canadian Wheelchair Rugby Championships in Montréal, Québec. A total of 22 Ontario athletes were selected to compete in the event and… 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

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

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

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

Nine Ontario Athletes Selected to Wheelchair Rugby National Team Program

(Ottawa, ON) Wheelchair Rugby Canada is proud to announce the names of the athletes selected to the 2019 National Team Program. A five-day selection camp was held at the Richmond Olympic Oval in March to evaluate and train the top wheelchair rugby players from across the nation. “This year’s Selection… Read More

Seven Ontario Wheelchair Rugby Athletes Headed to World Championship

Wheelchair Rugby Canada announces team for 2018 World Wheelchair Rugby Championship Wheelchair Rugby Canada is proud to announce the 12 athletes who have been nominated to represent Canada at the 2018 World Wheelchair Rugby Championship, to be held in Sydney, Australia, between August 5th and 10th. The athletes nominated to the… Read More

Torch Bearer Nominations Open for Canada Games Torch Relay

MNP Canada Games Torch Relay The MNP Canada Games Torch Relay is now accepting nominations for torchbearers! Please consider nominating a deserving community member or yourself by completing the online application form at: https://canadagames.ca/2019/mnptorchrelay Nomination deadline: Saturday, June 30 at 4:00 p.m. MT (6:00 p.m. ET) The MNP Canada Games Torch Relay is a significant… Read More