Deaf Awareness Night with the Toronto FC!

Toronto FC Deaf Awareness Night

ODSA is excited to announce Deaf Awareness Night with the Toronto FC! Come out on Wednesday, October 8 and enjoy a professional soccer game in the company of friends! The game starts at 7:30pm.

The ODSA is dedicated to supporting athletes who are planning to attend the 2015 Deaflympics in Russia from March 28th to April 5th, 2015. Ticket proceeds will be used to help send athletes to Russia. Tickets can be purchased online using Paypal. Tickets purchased before September 8, 2014 will guarantee reserved seating with the Deaf group.  Tickets can still be purchased after September 8 for general seating. $7 of every ticket purchase goes to the athlete of your choice. If you do not know the name of the athlete, links are provided below for the different sports where you can find updated rosters. You can also make a donation to all the athletes by leaving the “Athlete you wish to sponsor” box blank.

The links will be updated as team selection and webpages become available.

- Ice Hockey
- Curling
- Snowboard

Athlete you wish to sponsor
Name on Ticket

International Week of the Deaf – Bingo Bowling Event!

IWD Bowling flyer 3

The ODSA is happy to announce that we will be hosting a 5 pin Bingo Bowling event on September 27th as part of the International Week of the Deaf (IWD) which is being held the week of September 21st – 27th. IWD is locally organized by the Toronto Association of the Deaf (TAD). Bowling will take place at Bowlerama Rexdale in the Kipling/Hwy 401 area. See below for the bowling centre address and directions.

What is Bingo Bowling?

Bingo Bowling is a fun game that is great for people of all ages and skill levels. Each team will receive a Bingo card. Each square on the card contains one bowling score that you must achieve in one frame (up to 3 throws). Your team can bowl as many frames as it takes to complete the card. The first team to finish all of their squares wins the game!

Teams consist of any 4 people regardless of age, gender or skill level. Since the theme of this year’s IWD is Strengthening Human Diversity, we encourage you to mix it up! You can register as a team or as an individual to be placed on a team. We are limited to 6 teams (24 people) so register early to secure your spot! Personal bowling shoes and 5 pin bowling balls are welcome.

How To Register

The cost of this event is $10 for ODSA Members or $15 for Non-Members. Shoe rentals are included in this fee.

If you are interested in participating in the Bingo Bowling tournament, please print a registration form and send it with your fees to the ODSA office (address below). This form is for team and individual registration.

Ontario Deaf Sports Association
3 Concorde Gate, Suite 303
Toronto, ON
M3C 3N7

Where is Bowlerama Rexdale?

The bowling alley is located at 115 Rexdale Blvd., Etobicoke, Ontario M9W 1P1. It is very easy to get to and easy to see from the street, regardless if you are on foot or driving. Click the link above for the Google Maps location and see the TTC and driving directions below.

TTC Directions

  • Take the Bloor-Danforth subway WEST to Kipling Station; it is the last stop going westbound.
  • Take the 45 Kipling bus north. You can also take the 45E Kipling Express (which is much faster).
  • Get off the bus at Rexdale Boulevard (3rd stop after passing under Hwy 401)
  • Turn right and walk along Rexdale Blvd. You will see the bowling alley on your right.

Driving Directions – coming from the West

  • Take Hwy 401 West to Dixon Road.
  • Turn right onto Dixon Road. It is not far to Kipling Avenue.
  • At Kipling Avenue, turn left. It is not far to Rexdale Blvd.
  • At Rexdale Blvd., turn right. Just after the plaza on your right is the driveway to the bowling alley. (see picture below)

Driving Directions – coming from the East

  • Take Hwy 401 East to the Kipling Ave./Belfield Road exit.
  • At the bottom of the ramp, turn right onto Kipling Avenue.
  • At Rexdale Blvd., turn right. Just after the plaza on your right is the driveway to the bowling alley. (see picture below)

Parking is available at Bowlerama Rexdale behind the building.

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We hope to see you there!


NEW – ODSA Concussion Policy

The Ontario Deaf Sports Association (ODSA) is committed to maintaining the health and well-being of all its members and participants. As such, the link below will direct you to updated information regarding concussions. You will find a variety of resources including prevention, identification, management and treatment of concussions. If you or someone you know may have a concussion, please see a doctor to ensure a safe recovery. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

This information was collected and made available by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.