Variety Village – NEWS –


Saturday February 9th 2013 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

$100.00 team $25 per person – minimum 4 people on team

Contact Katie Morrison 416-699-7167 ex 283 for registration

Prizes to we won!!!

Other ongoing programs:

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For the past 25 years, Variety Village has run an integrated Wheelchair Basketball Team. With the focus on teaching athletes the skills necessary to play wheelchair basketball, the club also provides competition opportunities by attending local and regional games. Over the years the team has won several  Canadian Titles with the newest title being the 2011 Canadian Champions!

About Coach Stephen Bialowas: He brings to the team 25 years of expertise and his level 4 NCI coaching credentials.

Wheelchair Basketball

7:00-9:00 pm
7:00-9:00 pm
11:00 am-12:00

The Wheelchair Basketball Program offers the following options when joining:

1) Development Team
2) Junior Team
3) Mini Team (under 16 years of age)
4) House league

For more information contact Stephen Bialowas,

Olympic Weightlifting trains the athlete for functional strength and utilizing the body’s major muscle groups. Students are taught the two lifts of Olympic lifting: the snatch and the clean & jerk. Training involves learning technique and building body strength necessary to perform the two Olympic lifts mentioned above.

Athletes can choose to join the Variety Village

  • Weightlifting Team and compete in Olympic
  • Weightlifting or use the benefits of training to help excel in other sports.

About Coach Abdalah Alsabai: is an Olympic and world champion. He has been coaching since 1989 bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the sport of Weightlifting.

Weightlifting Club

5:00-8:00 pm
5:00-8:00 pm
5:00-8:00 pm
5:00-8:00 pm
5:00-8:00 pm
10:00 am-1:00 pm

For more information contact Abdallah Alsebaai,
For more information on all VarietyVillage’s programs visit

Health Awareness January 2013

January 20 to 26 Canada is holding its National Non-Smoking Week.

“Weedless” Wednesday: January 23rd, 2013.


“Weedless” Wednesday has been a most important point of National Non-Smoking Week almost from the start, focusing media and public attention on the benefits of stopping and the community resources available to help smokers quit.

The plan behind Weedless Wednesday is to encourage a “one day at a time” approach to quitting smoking, an idea appealing to many smokers who may be disheartened at the thought of an entire week — or lifetime — without cigarettes, but who may be able to cope with one smoke-free day.

Besides being terrible for your health, did you know?

1. Smoking is the No. 1 cause of preventable home fire deaths?
2. Good thing National Non-Smoking Week takes place from January 20 – 26!
3. National Non-Smoking Week was started about 30 years ago in Canada by the Canadian Council for Tobacco Control.
4. The goals of National Non-Smoking Week are:-

* To educate people about the dangers of smoking.
* To prevent non-smokers from picking up the habit.
* To help people quit smoking.
* To promote the right of every individual to breathe clean, unpolluted air.
* To help make our society smoke -free.
Why is smoking so bad?
* Tobacco use is the main cause of preventable disease, disability and premature death in North America.
* If you’re exposed to second-hand smoke (smoke from a smoker’s cigarettes), you may also have risks to your health, including a greater chance of getting bronchitis, pneumonia, ear infections and asthma.
How to help someone quit smoking
If someone you know needs to quit smoking, there are things you can do to help them:
* Tell them how much you love them and how proud of them you’ll be if they stop.

Read more: National Non-Smoking Week