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ParaSport Ontario’s Affiliated

Goalball League Toronto Contact: Ayla Tessmer 416-426-7191 Sport: Goalball The Ontario Blind Sports Associa- tion, in partnership with the City of Toronto, provides a recreational Goalball league for persons of all ages and abilities. The season typi- cally occurs throughout the fall and winter. We provide a fun and active environment for athletes to develop their Goalball skills. Some players have even continued on to regional and national teams. Come out and play!

Adult Recreational Goalball – Toronto Recreational

level, interact and share common experiences, make new friends and have fun!

Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled Halton/Peel Contact: Linda Beacham 905-866-5619 Sports: Wheelchair Basketball, Sledge Hockey, Athletics, Boccia.

Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled is a non-profit charitable organization that provides sports and recreational opportunities to people with physical disabilities liv- ing in the municipalities of Peel and Halton.

Georgian Bay Breakers Sports Club South Georgian Bay Contact: Andrea Abbott-Kokosin aabbott-kokosin@breakingdown Sports: Wheelchair Curling, Boccia, Athletics, Golf.

Brock Niagara Penguins St. Catharines Contact: Karen Natho / c/o J. Mandigo 905-359-6283 Sports: Wheelchair Basketball, Swimming.

Brock Niagara Penguins strive to foster opportunities for youth with disabilities in a recreational setting. It promotes physical activity and of- fers sporting opportunities for those with disabilities.

Canadian Electric Wheel- chair Hockey Association EWHA- North York Contact: Bob Cassidy, Executive Director 416-757-8544 Sport: Sledge Hockey

Toronto is the largest division of the CEWHA. People with disabilities can play hockey at the competitive

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The Breaking Down Barriers Sports Club promotes active living by sup- porting training for athletes with disabilities, working closely with other organization to offer new op- portunities to encourage athletes to move at their own pace and enjoy a positive experience.

Golden Horseshoe Disabled Sports Association

Burlington Contact: Dianna Chandler 905-844-8429 Sports: Athletics, Boccia, Swim- ming, Wheelchair Basketball.

GHDSA’s programs are open to per- sons with physical disabilities. All programs run from September to June at various venues around the Burlington-Oakville area.

Hamilton Challenger Baseball Association Hamilton Contact: Shannon Dindyal

Sport: Baseball

Hamilton Challenger Baseball is a charitable organization that has


been around for over 20 years with 140 active players and 50 volun- teers. Challenger Baseball is a sport for players with special needs that seeks to develop and / or im- prove endurance, coordination and skills, such as sportsmanship and fair-play, at recreational or competi- tive levels of involvement. Individu- als develop a sense of belonging, lasting friendships are built and strengthened and the level of fun and enjoyment of life is enhanced.

National Capital Wheelchair Tennis Association Ottawa Contact: Barry Butler 613-225-9388 Sport: Wheelchair Tennis

Wheelchair tennis in the Ottawa re- gion is guided by the National Capi- tal Wheelchair Tennis Association (NCWTA) dedicated to promoting and providing competitive and com- munity-based wheelchair tennis ac- tivities for persons with a physical disability. The NCWTA is a volunteer- based body administered by an elected board of directors.

Ottawa Odyssey Boccia Club

Ottawa Contact: Jennifer Larson Phone: 613-730-7073 Sport: Boccia

The Ottawa Odyssey Boccia Club was one of the first clubs developed under ParaSport Ontario’s Commu- nity Sport Development Program. The boccia club is run out of the Ot- tawa Children’s Treatment Centre and is open to individuals of all ages and disabilities. The club wel- comes new athletes and volunteers to come out and support the pro- gram.

SD Lambton Sarnia Contact: Kathy Gabriel Sports: Sledge Hockey, Athletics, Swimming, Weight Training, Boccia, Floor Hockey, Baseball.

SD Lambton (Sports for the Dis- abled) brings sports to individuals with a disability in Lambton County. This sports club works closely with provincial sport organizations to bring opportunities to its athletes.

Everyone is encouraged to move at their own pace and a positive enjoy- able experience is emphasized. Sports for disabled gives the oppor- tunity to compete in sports for physical well being, socialization or at provincial, national, or interna- tional levels.

Sport by Ability Niagara Inc. St. Catharines Contact: Judy Gronman 905-687-6988 Sports: Athletics, Sledge Hockey, Weight Training. Formed in 1986, SBAN is a non- profit organization benefiting peo- ple with physical disabilities in the Niagara Region. The goal of SBAN is to provide people of all ages and abilities the chance to participate in the sport of their choice. Members are encouraged to participate in SBAN sports and recreation pro- grams, as well as attend various track and field events throughout the year.

Toronto Tornadoes Toronto Contact: Deanne Vincent Sport: Wheelchair Basketball

The Toronto Tornadoes currently of- fers wheelchair basketball for play- ers of all levels and ages. The Toronto Tornadoes have both a jun- ior and senior program for athletes. The club hopes to expand to offi- cially offer CP Soccer and Athletics in the near future.

Town of Newmarket Shredders Newmarket Contact: Pat MacIntosh 905-953-5300 x 2710

Sport: Sledge Hockey

ParaSport Ontario, Ontario Sledge Hockey Association and The City of Newmarket have partnered in the development of the Newmarket Shredders Sledge Hockey team based out of the accessible Magna Recreation Centre. The program in- cludes practice evenings as well as pick-up ice-time and is open to play- ers of all ages and abilities. Equip- ment is provided.

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