Penguins are ready to start their 11th year in September 2016. A competitive and house league wheelchair basketball program, swim team and swim program and a Paralympic boccia team are being offered in the fall program. Please check the calendar (right side) for program dates and events.
2016-17 Applications for new and returning athletes and volunteers are now available in the Register and How You Can Help upper tab. We encourage new athletes to contact us and come out to try at any time !
Please read the Volunteer Description and Athlete Code of Conduct and New Eligibility Criteria in the above tabs. Fall Newsletters for Athletes and Volunteers are available for download.
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It is with sadness that we inform all those involved in the Brock Niagara Penguins program that Uwe Natho has informed me, that he will be stepping down from his volunteer position and will be disassociating himself from the organization for the time being.
Uwe has been with the Penguins for more than 10 years and has been an integral part of the program. He has been a driving force behind many of our strategic meetings, athlete recognition ceremonies, tournament organization and execution, fundraising and donations, not to mention all the behind the scenes thing such as equipment maintenance, driving vehicles and athletes to and from events, promoting the program to the greater community, bottle drives and collect, volunteer one on one training, and organizing the raffle ticket sales and event. (The list could goes on and on).
Uwe has given countless hours of his time over the many years, helping to expand the program, and is one of the main reasons we are on financially stable ground with his hard work with development and fund raising.
Uwe has been recognized by Bell Canada as the Sport Volunteer Grant Recipient for more than 8 years, awarded the March of Dimes Volunteer Award several years past, and was recognized at the 10 year anniversary of the Penguins by the athletes themselves.
The program will forever be thankful for all the hard work and dedication he has given to each of us, and we do hope that he will continue to enjoy his travels and time with his family and friends, and we wish to see him at future Penguin events.
Congratulations to Josh for his 1st place – Gold Medal accomplishment this weekend at the CIVA Tournoi Provincial de Boccia in Montreal. He placed first in his division against 14 other competitors!
Thursday, January 19th at the Regional Council Meeting – 6:30pm at the Council Chamber, Campbell West, Niagara Region Headquarters.
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold (across from the Tims/McDonalds).
Come show our support for the Niagara Summer Games Bid. This is a big event as Council will be voting on whether to commit over $10 million for our Bid.
To show your support for the 2021 Canada Games for the Niagara Region – offering sporting options and legacy build for athletes with disabilities.
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Congrats to Joshua and Jim, who completed in the Ontario Boccia Championships this weekend, and won silver medals! Way to play hard and represent the Penguins!
On Thursday, June 9th, 2016 Jim Davis won ‘Coach of the Year’ at the Niagara Sport Commission Award Breakfast.
Jim led the Penguins Wheelchair Basketball Team to a gold medal at the 6th Annual Brock Niagara Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. He continually moves players towards self-improvement and fosters a positive and inclusive team environment. Overcoming his own physical challenges have been inspirational to his athletes. Jim’s message is clear “If I can do this, you can do this.”
We are so proud of Jim and the way in which he represents our organization. This award only reaffirms what we already know. You are a great leader- thank you for all that you do!
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On April 12th, 2016 the City of St. Catharines held their 28th Annual Volunteers Recognition Night at the Holiday Inn.
The Penguins were proud to nominate Jonathan Vaantaja for all of his hard work and dedication over past 4 years. Jon’s attendance at this event only affirmed his loyalty and commitment to our program.
Thank you Jon, we are so honored to call you a ‘Penguin’.
The Niagara Penguins celebrated their 10th Anniversary on April 5th, 2016 at Heartland Forest.
Thank you to everyone who attended the event and all of those who continue to support the program.
Please feel free to visit our Flickr photo gallery to view some great moments captured by Zara Moffett.
Please follow the link below to read about our 7th Annual Niagara Penguins Wheelchair Basketball Tournament and view photos from March 19th