Accessible Sport Committee, London & Area

News & Updates

Friday, January 27, 2012 - 9:07pm

The Accessible Sport Council London and Area has been given the opportunity to set up a booth at the Sport & Recreation Show February 25 - 26, 2012 and we are wanting to share our space with accessible sport groups in the London area. Limited space is available free of charge so please contact us early.
There is also the opportunity for groups to set up their own booths at a cost of...

Friday, January 27, 2012 - 8:57pm

Two teams of curlers from the Ilderton Curling Club played in a one day bonspiel in Toronto at the Pat O'Reid Bonspiel on January 8, 2012. The Team skipped by Mark Ideson did exceptionally well and ended up in second place overall.

Playing in the Competitive Division, Ilderton soundly defeated team Bradford by a score of 13 to 1 in only 6 ends. Ilderton was in total control...

Friday, January 27, 2012 - 8:38pm

Come out and learn about the para-athletics system and see how much fun the sport of athletics is.
Run. Jump. Throw. Wheel.

Interested athletes & parents
Healthcare professionals
Classification Professionals
AO Officials seeking Para upgrading

By: David Greig, Para Development Coach, Athletics Canada Supporting Cast...

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 8:28am

The 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge is coming to the Western Fair Sports Center in April. You have an opportunity to experience the top four sledge hockey teams in the world in your own city. Canada, which won gold in 2007 in Kelowna, B.C. and 2008 in Charlottetown, P.E.I. before settling for silver last year in Charlottetown, will be joined by sledge hockey powers Japan, Norway and the...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:18am

The 2011 Canadian Boccia National Championships were held in London from March 8-12.  

The results from the tournament are listed below.

BC1 - Individual

Gold - Smith-Worthylake, Keven
Silver - Richardson, Brock
Bronze - Mawji, Hanif
4th - Halpen, Chris
5th Lamothe, Josee
6th - VanHoek, Dave
7th -...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:06am

Wheelchair Curlers Mark Ideson and Mike Munro attended a High Performance Wheelchair Curling Camp in Grimsby Ontario February 11-12. Both of these players are from the London Wheelchair Curling League and curl every week out of the Ilderton Curling Club.
The Camp was run by National Level Curling Coaches and staff. There were also two players from the Canadian Gold Medal team from...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:02am

A team from the London Wheelchair Curling League has been asked to do a demonstration of Wheelchair Curling at this year’s Brier in London Ontario. The Brier runs from March 5 to March 13, 2011.
Team Ideson will represent Wheelchair Curlers from across Canada. Lead Jacqui Kinahan, 2nd Tony Reynen, 3rd Mike Munro and Skip Mark Ideson will all throw a variety of shots. The crowd...

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 10:07pm

The Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario London Region is attempting to recruit new Peer Support volunteers for their organization. The CPAO London Region would like to meet new persons in the community who are living with a spinal cord injury or their family members that would be willing to volunteer on a flexible schedule. 

If you or someone you know is interested in...

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 9:54pm

The 2011 tournament took place at the Western Fair Sports Centre January 28-30, 2011. The tournament was a great success with over 30 teams competing.
Thanks to all the teams who competed throughout the weekend, and we hope to see you back for next year's tournament.

Results of the Tournament

Intermediate "A"

Gold Medal Game      ...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 9:04pm

The game has been revived in London and has been growing over the past three years. The London Wheelchair Curling League curls out of the Ilderton Curling Club which is about 10 km north of London. The Club currently has about a dozen dedicated members. It is open to anyone who uses a wheelchair for most of their daily mobility.

The sport has only been played in Canada for about eight...