OWSA Summer Events!

With the summer rolling on by, make sure to check out some of the events the OWSA has lined up! Whatever your sport may be, there is tons of fun to be had in the weeks ahead. Come on out and enjoy yourself this summer! Spring was a busy time of year with so many great results to tell you about that we will be sending out a second email blast. Stay tuned!

Rogers Cup Have-A-Go Day

Come try out wheelchair tennis at the Rogers Cup! Tennis Canada National Coach Kai Schrameyer will be instructing at the Aviva Tennis Centre (1 Shoreham Drive, Toronto) July 27 from 2:30 pm- 4:00 pm. All ages and levels are welcome to join! Sport wheelchairs will also be provided upon request. To register, email btg@onpara.ca or call (416) 426-7131.

Beacham Summer Fun Day

A free and fun event in memory of Linda Beacham, the Team Ontario Manager at the Canada Games and a dedicated Cruisers volunteer and special needs advocate who sadly passed away last summer. This event is open to all participants with a physical disability aged 4-12, as well as their siblings. Fun games such as tag, red rover, parachute activities, floor hockey, and swimming will be enjoyed so make sure to head on down! The Beacham Summer Fun Day will take place Sunday, July 24 between 1:45 pm- 7:00 pm at the Cassie Campbell Community Centre (1050 Sandalwood Parkway West, Brampton). All participants must have support who will play and swim as well. To register, complete the form online at http://www.cruisers-sports.com/BeachamSFD.shtml.

2016 Birmingham Canadian Wheelchair Tennis Classic

This ITF 1 Series tournament is running from August 25-28, 2016 at the Ontario Racquet Club (884 Southdown Road, Mississauga). The Birmingham Classic is a national tournament that is generously supported by the Birmingham Family, who continue to support wheelchair tennis in Canada. While registration has closed, Wild Card entries are still open! Contact Nicole Jacobs at btg@onpara.ca for more information.

Calling All Aspiring Coaches!

As part of the Coaches Association of Ontario’s Let’s Get Coaching program, we will be offering a Competition Introduction Wheelchair Basketball Coaching Course in Toronto, from December 2nd until December 4th! Registration will open in early October.

Bridging The Gap- Booking Now!

Bridging the Gap is our education and outreach program. This introductory sport program will give participants the opportunity to try wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby or wheelchair tennis first-hand. Our Bridging the Gap program travels to schools, rehabilitation centres, hospitals and other community events! If you or someone you know is looking to introduce people of all abilities to wheelchair sports this fall, than contact the OWSA! Our Coordinator will bring all the required equipment and will cater the program to different age groups and levels of ability. Our goal is to create awareness and allow people the opportunity to try out different wheelchair sports. We also have amazing athlete ambassadors that are happy to come out and share their knowledge and love of the sport. To book an event this fall, contact Nicole Jacobs at btg@onpara.ca.