Penguins are ready to start their 9th year in September 2014. 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 (rightside) for program dates and events.
2014 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.
- 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
Please click the link below and fill out the form that is most applicable to you (Volunteer, Caregiver, or Athlete).
Thank you in advance for your participation and feedback.
Penguins would like to welcome Elyse Lappano who has started full time at Brock University as the Experiential Learning Inclusive and Adaptive Physical Activity Coordinator. As part of her portfolio, she will be over seeing the administration and program planning for the 3 Brock Niagara Penguins programs. Her contact information is: (905) 688-5550 ext 6182.
We welcome her to Penguins!
Dates for the wheelchair basketball, boccia and swimming practices are now posted in the calendar section for Session 2 January – March 2015.
- Please note that Boccia athletes will need to register for the 2nd session (14 wks – 60$)
- Please note that based on the March Break – swim session will only be 8 weeks, swimmers will need to register (60$)
- Any new athletes to wheelchair basketball starting in January fees will be prorated.
The 2014/15 Wheelchair Basketball House League season is up and running.
There are 4 Teams.
Fantastic Four captained by Jonathan
Flaming Cheetas captained by Rachel
The Flash captained by Natasha
Thunder Bears captained by Loretta
Team Games Score Points
W T L For Against
Fantastic four 4 1 4 154 166 17.5
Flaming Cheetas 5 4 176 156 19
The Flash 4 5 138 150 17
Thunder Bears 4 1 4 156 150 17.5
Penguins are excited to announce the 3 head coaches for this season
Wheelchair Basketball: James Davis
Swim Team: Erica Dugas
Boccia: Loretta Davis
Applications, Sessions, Code of Conduct, Eligibility Criteria and Newsletters for athletes and volunteers are now available for downloading. Everyone (new and returning) must fill out an application form and ensure they register with Recreational Services at Brock University before the start of the program. If you are new to the program please contact us to arrange a free trial, if interested.
New Eligibility Criteria: Because of programs that are available in community, resources and knowledge of our volunteers and the future vision of the program, the eligibility criteria for all 3 programs has been adjusted. All athletes must be over 6 years of age, have a physical disability diagnosis and have the ability to participate in a group with a support ratio of 4:1. If you have any questions or concerns about this criteria please contact us to discuss. We can inform you of other program in the community that may met your needs.
Check out the Flickr link on the right hand side to view the new pictures of the Wheelchair Basketball awards and pictures of the some of the athletes trying out rowing!
On March 26th, as part of the Student Justice Centre awareness week, the Niagara Penguins played the Women’s Badger Basketball team. Pictures of the game are posted in the Flirkr photo link on the right hand side of the home page. Special thanks to Adam for organizing the game and Dan, Jill and Jordan who represented the PEKN council and presented the team with the cheque from the “Pie in the Face” fundraiser.
Thanks to Jim Rennie and others at the Tetra Society, the program now has a new boccia ramp that has an electronic switch to release the ball. They have posted a short clip for all to view : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRwFrxc-Yi8