Try wheelchair basketball, sledge hockey and more accessible sports with Brampton Recreation

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Published May 14, 2024 at 2:32 pm

Brampton Recreation accessible sports wheelchair basketball

Update: some of the upcoming events have been moved or cancelled “due to unforeseen circumstances,” the city said.

Aspiring athletes of all skill levels and abilities can get active with a roster of accessible sporting events like wheelchair basketball coming to Brampton this month.

The city is prepping for a week of physical activity for its upcoming ​Accessible Recreation Week, offering adapted sports programming for residents who have physical or cognitive limitations. It’s all part of National Accessibility Week, an initiative dedicated to celebrating Canadians with disabilities while promoting accessibility and inclusion across the country.

Brampton Recreation will be hosting nine events ​for Accessible Recreation Week including Challengers Baseball for players living with physical or cognitive disabilities, wheelchair basketball, a drop-in dance and sledge hockey.

“Sport and physical activity improves overall mental and physical health, strengthens communities, and provides opportunities for strong social connections,” the city said of its Accessible Recreation Week programs. “As an exceptionally diverse and growing city, the City of Brampton strives to remove barriers to participation, and to ensure that all residents have access to recreation services, including a broad range of sport and fitness programs.”

Here’s a list of all the Brampton Recreation Events coming for Accessible Recreation Week in Brampton from May 26 to June 1:

Sensory Swim
When: May 26 from 1:10 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.
Where: Gore Meadows Community Centre & Library

VOLT Try-It session
When: May 27 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Save Max Sports Centre

Challengers Baseball
When: May 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Terry Miller Recreation Centre Field of Dreams

Inclusion Drop-in Dance
When: May 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Moved to Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre

Cruisers Sports – Sledge Hockey
When: May 31 from 7:15 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Cassie Campbell Community Centre

Cruisers Sports – Wheelchair Basketball
When: June 1 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Save Max Sports Centre

To register for the upcoming drop-in events or to learn more about accessible recreation programs in Brampton visit www.Brampton.ca.

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