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
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  • 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 !

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

Boccia Awards

Congratulations to the three Boccia athletes honoured at the last practice of the season.

bocciaawardsMost Improved Junior Group – Jack

Most Improved Senior Group – Ashlee

Best Team Spirit – Devon

March 18th 2017 Cogeco clip

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8th Niagara Invitational Wheelchair Basketball Tournament – March 18th

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Congratulations to the Tornadoes / Vipers (mixed team) on winning the championship game!

Great tournament to the home team, with 4 wins getting them into the finals, with a close loss.

 

 

More tournament pIMG_20170318_165149102ictures on on the right hand side Flicker site.