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

JANUS BAND CONCERT POSTER 2016

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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.
tandem biking

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!

CBC Nova Scotia Calls on Volunteer Pilots (Tandem Cycling)

Thanks to CBC Nova Scotia for helping us get the word out about the Tandem Bike Club.

The response has been phenomenal and will help us grow the tandem bike club as well as recreational opportunities in the community! We received 22 messages within 24 hours of the article being published from people wanting to volunteer. Amazing.

A volunteer pilot orientation date is coming soon and we are beyond grateful for all of the support.

Link to news story – Volunteers needed to tandem cycle with people with vision loss

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

JANUS BAND CONCERT POSTER 2016

 

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An announcement on behalf of Gerry Nelson, President of Blind Golf Canada.

On behalf of Blind Golf Canada, we would like to introduce you to the Western Canadian Blind Golf Association (WCBGA), the Nova Scotia Blind Golf Association (NSBGA), and the Ontario Visually-Impaired Golfers (OVIG)!

The WCBGA, NSBGA, and OVIG are to Blind Golf Canada what the Webb.com tour is to the PGA tour! At this level, our goal is to develop new blind golfers and promote competitive golf along with true sportsmanship amongst Canada’s blind and partially sighted community! For those who are eligible based on their visual acuities and wishing to play at a national and/or international level, Blind Golf Canada is a member country of the IBGA tour and is also an option for you!

For those of you who don’t know, blind golf is played by golfers who are totally blind or partially sighted (with an acuity of 20/200 or less or a visual field of less than 20 degrees). Simply put, if you are eligible for and possess a CNIB ID card, you can play. The rules are the same; the only difference being that blind golfers may ground their club in a hazard. We use the aid of a sighted guide and it is game on!

The WCBGA, NSBGA, and OVIG consist of the four western provinces, Nova Scotia, and Ontario and while our members are hosting and partaking in tournaments held in these six provinces, we are always looking for new golfers and provinces to join us!

We would like to welcome you at Blind Golf Canada! Our motto is You Can Still Play! It is our hope that as someone who is blind or partially-sighted, you will come out and join us. It doesn’t matter if you are a sighted individual, get involved as a volunteer, guide or a score keeper at a tournament in your local area, or just come out and watch us, you will be amazed! Please check our website for a calendar of events at www.blindgolf.ca

For further info in your local area, please contact the following:

Gerry Nelson,
President, Blind Golf Canada
gerry.nelson@shaw.ca

Darren Douma
President, WCBGA
thedoumas71@gmail.com

Glen Babcock
President, OVIG
glenn.babcock@rogers.com

Boyd Stewart,
President, NSBGA
boyde.jackie@bellaliant.netwww.blindgolf.ca

The Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities and the Blind Sports NS Tandem Bike Club invites you, your friends, and family, to join us again at this year’s Picnic at the Oval! We’ll have tandem bikes and experienced pilots on hand for a spin around the Oval, there will be a BBQ, and other fun events!
When: Saturday, August 6, 2016
11:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Where: The Emera Oval, on the commons
Sighted guides and sign language interpreters on site
Thanks to the City of Halifax & the Nova Scotia Disabled Persons Commission for making this event possible!

picnic poster 2016 final