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IWD Bowling flyer 3The 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!

-ODSA

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Hello to you all! The ODSA recently received notification that a Standard First Aid workshop is coming up in Belleville and ASL interpreters will be provided. If you are interested in attending, please see the flyer below for contact information.

-ODSA

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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   Read More ...

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Hello,

We are thrilled to announce that this summer Ontario Deaf Sports Association (ODSA) will be hosting the Ontario Deaf Youth Summer Camp from Sunday, August 17th to Friday, August 22nd. The ODSA will be welcoming children with hearing loss from across Ontario to spend 6 days and 5 nights at the YMCA Cedar Glen in Schomberg, Ontario. This unique program is designed to encourage and develop communication, leadership and social skills through fun activities. Our camp will include children who are culturally Deaf (ASL as a first language), Oral Deaf (spoken English as a first language), Hard of Hearing, and their siblings between 7 and 17 years old. ODSA welcomes campers regardless of their educational backgrounds and whether or not they use hearing aids or cochlear implants. As a result, children will be a part of a diverse group and have a chance to make new friends.

Campers are grouped as follows:

Junior Group: Ages 7 to 10 years

Intermediate Group: Ages 11 to 14 years

Leadership Group: Ages 15 to 17 years

Please help us to spread the word by forwarding the attached brochure to the families that you work with. The brochure lists the full range of fun activities and camper fee information. Should you or the families have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch either by email at youth@ontariodeafsports.on.ca or by telephone at 416-426-7107. In order to maintain a high camper-to-staff ratio, space is limited to 40 campers, so please encourage parents to register early to ensure their child’s place at camp.

Looking forward to a fun filled summer!

All the best,

ODSA

 

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 ODYSC Volunteers Wanted 2014

Every year, the Ontario Deaf Sports Association (ODSA) hosts a summer camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, and their siblings between the ages of 7 to 17 years old. This year, camp will be held from Sunday, August 17th to Friday, August 22nd. This is where you come in! ODSA is currently looking for people interested in volunteering at the camp.

 Volunteer Requirements

  • Age 21+
  • Receptive and Expressive ASL skills
  • Up-to-date Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (must be obtained by 2 weeks prior to camp). Contact us for more information.
  • Experience working with children (preferred, not required)
  • Ready and willing to have fun!

 Volunteer positions are open to Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing people. Parents and family of campers are welcome to apply for volunteer positions; however, please note that there is no guarantee you will be placed with that camper’s group.

 Positions are LIMITED! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email Amy Lawson at youth@ontariodeafsports.on.ca to request a registration package. All applicants will be notified by June 30th whether or not they were chosen to volunteer this year.

 All the best,

ODSA

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If you are interested to play Dart at the Canadian Deaf Dart Championship in November 2014 then you are required to play at the Provincial Tournament before playing at the Canadian Deaf Dart Championship.

Got no team to join?

Contact: Bonnie Lee Kapsa, Acting Dart Commissioner, dart@ontariodeafsports.on.ca

Please click below for the Team Entry form:

Dart Mixed Entry Form 2014

Thank you.

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Donation or Sponsor to Ontario Deaf Sports Association

 

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