Janus Band Reunion Concert & Fund Raiser

Celebrate a fun evening of live music with talented Halifax musicians, including Terry Kelly, all in support of Blind Sports NS and APSEA Auxiliary!

Tickets are ONLY $20! Includes a silent auction and there will be a cash bar.

For advanced ticket sales call Patsy 902-429-3785 or auxiliary@apsea.ca or Peter 902-229-8246 or info@blindsportsnovascotia.ca 

location: APSEA Cafeteria 5940 South Street, 2nd building. Check out the Facebook event!

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Goalball in Halifax 2018-19 Season Schedule

Blind Sports NS hosts competitive & recreational goalball programs for all ages and skill levels throughout Nova Scotia. Qualified coaches & volunteers make these programs possible.

Recreational Mixed -Saturdays, beginning September 15th until April, 2018, at the George Dixon Centre in Halifax (2502 Brunswick St.). 3:30 to 5 p.m. Recreational goalball is for men & women of all ages and experience levels! Want to check it out or want more info? Email us at info@blindsportsnovascotia.ca.

Junior Goalball -Saturdays, beginning September 15th until April, 2018, at the George Dixon Centre in Halifax (2502 Brunswick St.). 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Want to check it out or want more info? Email us at info@blindsportsnovascotia.ca.

Senior Men’s -Sundays, beginning September 16th until April, 2018, at the George Dixon Centre in Halifax (2502 Brunswick St.). 3 to 5 p.m. This weekly goalball practice is for those interested in competing with the provincial men’s team. Want to check it out or want more info? Email us at info@blindsportsnovascotia.ca.

Learn more about Goalball. 

linda triff Halifax Heroes 2017

Goalball Glides into Cape Breton

We had a great time sharing goalball with Cape Breton on the weekend and we’re not finished yet! If you’re interested in giving goalball a try or would like to organize a demonstration, we’d love to hear from you.

Cape Breton Post Article – Goalball Glides into Cape Breton

Three-year-old Lily Carmichael takes off her blindfold goggles as she speaks to women’s senior provincial goalball player Jennie Bovard of Halifax. - Contributed
Three-year-old Lily Carmichael takes off her blindfold goggles as she speaks to women’s senior provincial goalball player Jennie Bovard of Halifax. – Contributed

 

Dragon Boating Summer 2018 Schedule Now Available

The Dartmouth Dragon Boat Association offers dragon boat sessions for participants with vision loss.

It’s a great opportunity to  get out on the water for fun and fitness.

These dragon boat sessions generally take place from June to September each year at Graham’s Grove Park, Prince Albert Rd. in Dartmouth.

For more information on how to participate and the 2018 season schedule, head over to our Dragon Boating section.

 

Halifax Bike Week 2018

It’s Bike Week in Halifax (and Regional Municipality)!! Our Tandem Bike Club is excited to be hosting 2 group rides in honour of Bike week 2018:

  • Sunday, June 3rd 10:45 to about 1 pm, Halifax to Tantallon Timmie’s run on the Chain of Lakes & BLT trails.
  • Saturday, June 9th 10:30 to about 3 pm, Halifax to the Train Station Bike and Bean, which we can’t get enough of! This ride is for more experienced cyclists.
    Meet at the St Andrews Centre on Barnstead lane in Halifax.

All our tandems are booked for our group rides on the 3rd & 9th, but we’d love you to join us on your own bike or borrow one of our tandems to attend the many of the official events, listed at this link. There are freebies just for participating, too.

Enjoy the Ride!!

Enjoy the Ride in bold black text below an outline of a bicycle against a white brick wall

Congrats to the 2018 Support 4 Sport Award Winners

Congratulations to all of the athletes, coaches, volunteers, officials and others whose dedication and passion were recognized at last night’s Support4Sport Awards!

Support4Sport Volunteer of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Female Team Athlete of the 2017-18 year for Blind Sports Nova Scotia — with Beth Coish, Linda MacRae Triff and Jennie Bovard
Support4Sport Volunteer of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Female Team Athlete of the 2017-18 year for Blind Sports Nova Scotia — with Beth Coish, Linda MacRae Triff and Jennie Bovard
Volunteer of the Year - Beth Coish, Halifax  Beth has been a dedicated volunteer at our weekly mixed recreational and junior goalball practices. Despite disloacting her ankle during the season, she continued to assist at practices while wearing a support boot. Beth also volunteered as a goal judge for the Nova Scotia Open annual goalball tournamen
Volunteer of the Year – Beth Coish, Halifax Beth has been a dedicated volunteer at our weekly mixed recreational and junior goalball practices. Despite disloacting her ankle during the season, she continued to assist at practices while wearing a support boot. Beth also volunteered as a goal judge for the Nova Scotia Open annual goalball tournamen
Volunteer of the Year - Beth Coish, Halifax  Beth has been a dedicated volunteer at our weekly mixed recreational and junior goalball practices. Despite disloacting her ankle during the season, she continued to assist at practices while wearing a support boot. Beth also volunteered as a goal judge for the Nova Scotia Open annual goalball tournament
Volunteer of the Year – Beth Coish, Halifax Beth has been a dedicated volunteer at our weekly mixed recreational and junior goalball practices. Despite disloacting her ankle during the season, she continued to assist at practices while wearing a support boot. Beth also volunteered as a goal judge for the Nova Scotia Open annual goalball tournament
Linda dedicates many hours to coaching teams of all ages and abilities who turned in an impressive series of team performances last year. The senior women mande Nova Scotia history by winning their first medal at a Canadian championship - a bronze. The senior men also won bronze. At the junior level, the boys on their second consecutive silver and Nova Scotia's mixed recreational team won its second consecutive gold at the Eastern Canadian championship.
Linda dedicates many hours to coaching teams of all ages and abilities who turned in an impressive series of team performances last year. The senior women mande Nova Scotia history by winning their first medal at a Canadian championship – a bronze. The senior men also won bronze. At the junior level, the boys on their second consecutive silver and Nova Scotia’s mixed recreational team won its second consecutive gold at the Eastern Canadian championship.
The Nova Scotia senior women's goalball team won the bronze medal at the Canadian goalball championships. Although the senior ladies have won medals at regional tournaments in the past, this marks the first time in history that a senior women's team from Nova Scotia has won a medal at the national championship. — with Stephanie Berry, Nancy Morin, Tarah Sawler and Jennie Bovard in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The Nova Scotia senior women’s goalball team won the bronze medal at the Canadian goalball championships. Although the senior ladies have won medals at regional tournaments in the past, this marks the first time in history that a senior women’s team from Nova Scotia has won a medal at the national championship. — with Stephanie Berry, Nancy Morin, Tarah Sawler and Jennie Bovard in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Female Team Athlete of the Year - Jennie Bovard, Halifax Jennie was a major player on Nova Scotia's bronze medal winning team at the Canadian championships. During the semi-final match, the team's starting centre was injured, Jennie, who usually plays right wing, took over the more defensively demanding centre position in the bronze medal game. She played great as Nova Scotia defeated Alberta 9 to 1 to capture the pronvince's first medalat the senior women's national championship.
Female Team Athlete of the Year – Jennie Bovard, Halifax
Jennie was a major player on Nova Scotia’s bronze medal winning team at the Canadian championships. During the semi-final match, the team’s starting centre was injured, Jennie, who usually plays right wing, took over the more defensively demanding centre position in the bronze medal game. She played great as Nova Scotia defeated Alberta 9 to 1 to capture the pronvince’s first medalat the senior women’s national championship.
Male Team Athlete of the Year - AlexAngus MacEachen, Mabou Alex Angus helped the Nova Scotia junior goalball team win its second consecutive silver medal at the national championships. Although only 17, his performance was so strong that he was selected to be a member of the Nova Scotia senior men's team that won bronze at the senior Canadian championship. At the third annual Nova Scotia Invitational championship, Alec Angus scored two goals, including the winner in Nova Scotia's 8-5 bronze medal win over Quebec.
Male Team Athlete of the Year – AlexAngus MacEachen, Mabou
Alex Angus helped the Nova Scotia junior goalball team win its second consecutive silver medal at the national championships. Although only 17, his performance was so strong that he was selected to be a member of the Nova Scotia senior men’s team that won bronze at the senior Canadian championship. At the third annual Nova Scotia Invitational championship, Alec Angus scored two goals, including the winner in Nova Scotia’s 8-5 bronze medal win over Quebec.




 

2 NS Athletes Named March Cleve’s Source for Sports Athletes of the Month

Congratulations, Jennifer and John!! We’re incredibly proud of you both for being named Cleve’s Source for Sports Athletes of the Month in March!!

“Jennifer MacNeil-Noble, 31, of Halifax has been named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Female Team Athlete of the Month. MacNeil-Noble and the Nova Scotia Ship Recs mixed goalball team clinched a gold medal at the 2018 Eastern Canadian Goalball Tournament in Brantford, ON. In addition to netting 11 goals throughout the tournament, MacNeil-Noble provided strong defensive play by making crucial saves for her team.

Also a member of the Nova Scotia Ship Recs, the Cleve’s Source for Sports Male Team Athlete of the Month is John Courtney. The forty-one year-old from Halifax was a key player netting a personal best 11 goals throughout the 2018 Eastern Canadian Goalball Tournament. This included the game winning goal in a 5-4 victory over Kingston in the gold medal game.”

Read the full article: March Cleve’s Source for Sports

NS Ship Recs win gold a 2nd year in a row at ON Provincial/Eastern Goalball Tournament. From left to right: Peter Parsons (coach), Yvon Clement, Adam Noble, John Courtney, Jennifer MacNeil-Noble, Linda MacRae Triff (coach).