Welcome to the Brock Niagara Penguins Website

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Penguins 11th year is coming to an end.  There are many things happening this summer – Boccia tournament, GEAR session, ParaSport Camp and open gym times to play Wheelchair Basketball /Boccia. The competitive and house league wheelchair basketball program, swim team and swim program and a Paralympic boccia team will start again in September 2017.  Please check the calendar (right side) for program dates and events.

2017-18 Applications for new and returning athletes and volunteers will be available the start of August, 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 will be updated and available for download in August.

  • Learn more about us
  • See our photos
  • Register for a program
  • Find out about upcoming events
  • Learn how you can help by volunteering or donating
  • Contact us

Follow us here on this website and on our twitter account @niagarapenguins !

This year’s shirt …

Here is our swim coach presenting the 2017-18 Penguin shirt.. Looking colinshirtgood Colin!

On-Line Registration Now OPEN!

Families can now register for the programs on line…at https://brocku.ca/recreation/registration/

You will need to create a login and password

The 5 digit code for the programs are:

Wheelchair Basketball – 26190

Boccia – 26123 (3:30-4:45pm timeslot) / 26124 (4:45-6:30pm time slot)

Para Swim – 26125 

Families will still need to complete an application form and sign the Code of Conduct (ww.niagarapenguins.org), but for payment and to secure your spot this is the easiest way!

If you are a new athlete, I encourage you to contact us, so we can set up a trial date, to ensure the program is a good fit. 

ParaSport Camp at Heartland Forest a Success!

The week of July 24th, 8 campers / athletes attended a Parasport Camp ran in partnership with Heartland Forest and Brock Niagara Penguins. Thanks to a jam packed schedule of sports, games and activities, which included special guests like Doug and Fred Hamilton, Chef Debbie and Dan Bouwman each athlete experienced new parasports!IMG_5043 IMG_5055 IMG_5031image2 image3

Doug Hamilton chooses Penguins as his Charity choice at NHLPA Golf Classic!

On July 12th, at the NHLPA Golf Classic, all players chose a charity to support and Doug Hamilton (#27 from Calgary Flames) played for Brock Niagara Penguins. The Penguins program is honoured! Thanks Dougie! Every penny will provide parasport opportunities in Niagara!doughamilton

 

ParaSport Evening of Inclusion June 1st, 2017

Congratulation to Joshua Gautier for receiving the ParaSport Rookie of the Year Award and Loretta Davis for winning the Parasport Coach of the Year!

Their introduction speeches and pictures are posted in a link at top of home page.

Brock Niagara Penguins win two ParaSport Ontario awards

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GEAR to Play! Girls Enabled and Ready to Play!

GEAR to Play!

In partnership with the OWSA, the Brock Niagara Penguins are excited to announce a GEAR session June 24th!
This women & girls-only wheelchair basketball program is for players of all ages and abilities looking to play in a welcoming, low-intensity, and social environment. Basketball and basketball-related skills are practiced with emphasis on fun!

GEAR to Play clinics are held in various locations throughout the wheelchair basketball season. Sessions are led by coach Christina Swett with the help of various female athlete mentors.

Next Session
Date: Saturday June 24, 2017

Location:
Gym 2 Walker Complex Brock University St. Catharines
Time:
10:30-12:30pm

Contact:
Please RSVP by emailing Josée Matte at josee@owsa.ca

Wheelchairs will be provided for those not possessing their own.

ParaBoccia Regional Tournament at Brock – June 17th 12:30-5pm

Brock Niagara Penguins hosted on June 17th, 2017 a regional paraboccia tournament.

Congratulations to all athletes that competed.

Gold – Adam; Silver – Gio; Bronze – Josh (Penguin), 4th place – Jim (Penguin)boccia

Defi Sportif – Josh Wins Gold!!!!

This past weekend Josh Gautier attended the Defi Sportif in Montreal.. this is the largest Parasport Sport Celebration in Canada that occurs once a year at the Montreal Olympic Park. He was officially classed as  a BC4 boccia player on the Thursday and then competed on the National level individual player, and won his 2 games on Friday and 2 games on Sunday, to come home with the gold medal for individual BC4. He is now being looked at for the provincial team and the national coaches are looking at him for future potential. He was able to meet Canada players who were there representing Canada in the American’s level, with players from USA and Mexico. Congratulations Josh!

ParaSport Camp at Heartland Forest July 24th week!

We are excited to announce a partnership with Heartland Forest to run a 1 week ParaSport Camp this summer. Coach Jim and Coach Loretta will be assisting all week, and Karen will be there on day 1!

Click on link for the flyer and follow the website below to register!

Parasport camp poster 2017

ParaSport Camp

Spring / Summer Open Wheelchair Basketball Dates

Come and join us in Gym 2 at Brock University for spring / summer wheelchair basketball practices and pick up games. Boccia practice will also be available in the same space. All welcome. 12;30-2;30pm

May 6th, May 20th, June 17th, June 24th, July 15th, July 29th, August 12th and August 19th