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.
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!
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
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.
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
or Peter 902-404-5263 /
Check out the Facebook Event Page
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
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).
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.
Blind Sports NS congratulates Simon Richard on his upcoming Paralympic debut in Rio! He has played with the Nova Scotia men’s goalball team, contributing to their many successes. Simon is an exceptional and beyond driven athlete. The countdown to Rio 2016 is on! Go Canada Go!!
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!