Thank You from the 2nd Annual N.S. Open Goalball Tournament

We’d like to send one last Thank You to everyone who volunteered, played, coached, organized, refereed, or  donated to make the 2nd Annual Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament a great success last weekend! We’re already looking forward to next year. Check out CBC Radio segment below, featuring Peter Partons and Nick Gentlemen, who represented Nova Scotia at the tournament.

2nd Annual NS Open Goalball Tourney THIS Weekend!

The 2nd Annual Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament takes place this weekend at Citadel Community Centre in Halifax!! Admission is free, so don’t miss the chance to check out this unique Paralympic sport at the only tournament of its kind in the Maritimes!

GAMES SCHEDULE: GAMES SCHEDULE:
Friday, November 18th
6:00 p.m. Atlantic vs. Quebec
6:55 p.m. Nova Scotia 1 vs. Ontario
7:50 p.m. Nova Scotia 2 vs. Atlantic

Saturday, November 19th
9:00 a.m. Nova Scotia 1 vs. Quebec
10:00 a.m. Nova Scotia 2 vs. Ontario
11:00 a.m. Atlantic vs. Nova Scotia 1
12:00 p.m. Exhibition Game – NS women vs NS junior girls
1:00 p.m. Quebec vs. Ontario
2:00 p.m. Nova Scotia 2 vs.Nova Scotia 1
3:00 p.m. Ontario vs. Atlantic
4:00 p.m. Quebec vs. Nova Scotia 2
5:00 p.m. Exhibition Game – NS Women vs. Men’s team

Sunday, November 20th
8:00 a.m. Semi-finals – 1 vs. 4
9:00 a.m. Semi-finals – 2 vs. 3
10:00 a.m. Exhibition Game – NS women & junior girls
11:00 a.m. Bronze Medal Game
12:00 p.m. Gold Medal Game
1:00 p.m. Medal Ceremony

THANK YOU AGAIN TO OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS!

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2nd Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament Approaches!

Friday, November 18th to Sunday, November 20th at Citadel Community Centre. Admission is FREE for spectators.

This 2nd annual para-sport event, hosted by Blind Sports NS, is the only one of its kind in Atlantic Canada! 

Witness athletes from Nova Scotia and across Canada go for Gold at this exciting and unique goalball experience!

To Register a team, sponsor this event, or become a volunteer:

Facebook & Twitter: Blind Sports Nova Scotia

email: info@blindsportsnovascotia.ca

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This tournament and opportunity for Canadians, from junior to senior players for Team Canada, with vision loss to complete in sport would not exist without our sponsors and supporters!

Gold Sponsor, Accel physiotherapy. Silver Sponsors, CNIB and Accessible Media Inc.
Bronze Sponsors, including Canadian Council of the Blind; NS Disabled Persons Commission; Halifax Harbourside Rotary Club; Doctors Nova Scotia; Bank of Montreal Mic Mac Mall; Ocean Contractors.
Thanks also tour Goalball Supporters, the City of Halifax; The Atlantica Hotel; Banfield Ocular; the Spryfield Lion’s Club; Insight Optometry Group; Parsons ICF Construction; Jeff’s Catering.

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Janus Band Reunion Concert & Fund Raiser

Nova Scotia’s own Terry Kelly teams up with the Halifax School for the Blind Janus Band for a once in a lifetime reunion show!

Featuring: John Greer, Terry Main, Paul English, Mike Day, Alfred Larter, Bill Livingston, Huey Rhyno, Barry Abbott, and special guest Tarah Sawler

Funds raised support Blind Sports Nova Scotia and the APSEA Auxilliary, providing students with special toys and adaptive materials to enhance development of their sensory, motor and communication skills.

Saturday, October 15th
Celebration from 7pm to Midnight
APSEA Cafeteria 5940 South Street, 2nd building

Tickets are only $10 with a cash bar
Silent Auction Included
For advanced ticket sales call Patsy
902 429 3785 / auxiliary@apsea.ca
or Peter 902-404-5263 / info@blindsportsnovascotia.ca

Check out the Facebook Event Page

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Rio 2016 Paralympics Wrap Up

First off, Four visually impaired Paralympians beat Olympic gold time in 1,500

Here’s your Rio 2016 Goalball highlights update! Go Canada Go!

Day 4 saw Canadian men lost a tough game to Algeria 17-13 and the women to China 8-3. On Day 5, the Canadian men played with heart but lost 7-3 against Sweden, while the women shut out Australia 6 to 0.

Goalball quarterfinals get underway today, with Canada’s men taking on Lithuania at 6pm. At 7:30pm, the Canadian women challenge our U.S.A. neighbours! Canadian Canadian Paralympic Team Canadian Blind Sports/Sports Aveugles Canada

Day 4 morning highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmOAz1Mc2rA

Day 5 morning highlights- https://youtu.be/JEqJeO-_5eg

Day 5 evening highlights- https://youtu.be/Xh1r7_aalOE

Day 6 morning highlights – https://youtu.be/T5ldmOBn3-I

Canadian Blind Sports/Sports Aveugles Canada                         September 14 

Team Canada Men’s Team played an exceptional game against Goalball powerhouse Lithuania.
The team lead 2-1 at half-time, and were tied 4-4 at full-time. The two teams remained tied through 1 overtime period. 

Unfortunately, the team could not withstand the onslaught, succumbing 5-4 at 1:35 of the second overtime.

As an organization, we are extremely proud of these 6 young men. Tokyo here we come!

Unfortunately, the Rio 2016 Paralympics are over for Canadian Goalball. The women played a hard-fought defensive battle against the US, losing 2-0 on two goals by Jen Armbruster.

The six women Played exceptional, but could not find a hole in the tight US Defence!

Here’s hoping Lithuania men & US women win gold as we would place 5th with both teams (highest ranking we can have not being in the semi-finals).

2016 Rio Paralympics – Goalball Highlights

We’re trying to up-to-date on the all the Rio 2016 Paralympic action, especially goalball! Yesterday, the Canadian men took the first goalball win, beating Germany 5 to 7. The Canadian women’s goalball team beat Ukraine 3 to 2 today. Unfortunately, the goalball live stream is not working, but you can find the schedule & results here : https://www.rio2016.com/en/paralympics/goalball

Follow games live with play-by-play with the Rio 2016 app.

Day 1 Highlights: 
morning – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuPwjm9g9jI
evening – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNoCsaiuHtk

Volunteer Pilot Orientation (Tandem Biking)

Join us to learn more about the tandem bike club and how to be an effective volunteer tandem bike pilot for individuals with vision loss. We’ll also cover the basics of sighted-guide technique and you can experience riding as a stoker under blindfold.
 
How it Works
Tandem biking (on a bicycle for 2), with the help of a volunteer pilot, makes getting active in the great outdoors with friends, family, and peers more accessible for individuals who are blind and partially sighted. A pilot rides in front, steering, shifting gears, and communicating effectively with the stoker (person riding on the back seat).
 
Ways to Ride with Us
Become a Pilot – Receive training from an experienced pilot then choose to pilot for individual requests and/or group and event rides! You should be confident riding a bike, have experience riding in different environments, and be a good verbal communicator.
 
Don’t worry if you can’t make it to this event, we still welcome you to volunteer, as we offer training on an ongoing basis.
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Vote For Blind Sports NS in the Support 4 Sport Grow Your Game Video Contest

VOTE FOR BLIND SPORTS NOVA SCOTIA
We entered a video into the Support4Sport Grow Your Sport Contest. We have been selected as one of the 10 finalists and have a chance to win the grand prize of $10,000 CAD. You can help our chances of winning by voting and asking everyone you know to vote for us through the website at www.growyourgame.ca.

Voting starts TODAY at 9:00 a.m. Atlantic Time and ends on September 12, 2016 at 11:59pm A.T. There is a strict limit of ONE vote per person, per day. Please vote, share, and spread the word about this chance to help us grow goalball, along with recreational and competitive sport for Nova Scotians with vision loss. Thank you for your support! 

Watch our submission video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMSO6HlQm6w&authuser=0 You cannot vote on YouTube, visit www.growyourgame.ca to vote, please!