NS Men Compete at 18th Montreal Open Goalball Tournament

Update Jan 29, 2018: Visit us on Facebook & Twitter for updates on Nova Scotia’s performance and final tournament standings!

Best of luck to everyone at this weekend’s 18th Montreal Open Goalball Tournament hosted by Association sportive des aveugles du Québec!

The excitement gets underway tonight, January 26th through to Sunday, January, 28th.

The tournament kicks off with East versus West, with the Nova Scotia men’s team taking on Alberta at 6 pm Eastern (7 Atlantic). We’ll keep you up to speed, with updates & scores, this weekend!

Get the full schedule and details here. 

Thank you! 3rd Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament was a success

We’d like to say one last, enormous, thank you to everyone who helped us make the 3rd Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament such a great event!

Athletes, coaches, referees, volunteers, event organizing committee, our sponsors & supporters, the spectators. THANK YOU!

Here’s how the standings shook out:
1 Turnstone 1st Place
2 California Crown 2nd Place
3 Nova Scotia 3rd Place
4 Quebec 4th Place
5 Ontario All Black 5th Place
6 Atlantic Ship Recs 5th Place

image description: Thank You so Much written in various hand-drawn lettering.

3rd NS Open Goalball Tournament Starts Tomorrow!

Are you as pumped as we are? This year’s Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament starts tomorrow, Friday, November 17th!

Teams from Nova Scotia, Quebec (defending champions), the United States, and Ontario will compete for gold in the only parasprot event of its kind in atlantic Canada!

Event poster description: Friday Nov 17 to Sunday, Nov 19. Halifax Citadel Community Centre. Admission is free for spectators! 3rd Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament. The only event of its kind in Atlantic Canada! Witness athletes from Nova Scotia, Canada, and the U.S. go for gold at this elite parasport event! Proudly hosted by Blind Sports Nova Scotia and community sponsors. Proudly hosted by Blind Sports Nova Scotia and community sponsors. To sponsor this event or become a volunteer: Facebook & Twitter: Blind Sports Nova Scotia website: www.blindsportsnovascotia.ca email: info@blindsportsnovascotia.ca Sponsors & hosts logos: Accel Physiotherapy & Sport Performance Centre; CNIB; Accessible Media Inc

There will be a live stream & commentary on Saturday & Sunday. Click HERE to access our streaming channel.

Stay  up-to-date on the scores & standings by connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Goalball Scoreboard.

Here’s the complete schedule:

Friday, November 17th
6:00 – Nova Scotia vs. Ontario
6:55 – Quebec vs. Atlantic
7:50 – Crown vs. Turnstone

Saturday, November 18th
8:00 – Ontario vs. Quebec
8:55 – Turnstone vs. Nova Scotia
9:50 – Atlantic vs. Crown
10:45 – Nova Scotia vs. Quebec
11:40 – Turnstone vs. Atlantic
12:35 – Ontario vs. Crown

1:30 – Exhibition – Nova Scotia Youth

2:25 – Atlantic vs. Nova Scotia
3:20 – Crown vs. Quebec
4:15 – Ontario vs. Turnstone
5:10 – Crown vs. Nova Scotia
6:05 – Atlantic vs. Ontario
7:00 – Turnstone vs. Quebec

Sunday, November 19th
8:00 – Semi-finals – 1 vs. 4
9:00 – Semi-finals – 2 vs. 3
10:00 – 5 vs. 6

11:00 – Exhibition – NS Jr. & Sr. Women

12:00 – Bronze Medal Game
1:00 – Gold Medal Game
2:00 – Medal Ceremony

Big thank you to our sponsors & supporters – this event would not be possible without you!

Check out this video below and get even more pumped for action this weekend! A story from last year’s NS Open Goalball Tournament, about young goalball player Nick Gentlemen. He’ll be one of many local, national, and international athletes competing this weekend.

Made Possible by:

Accel Physiotherapy & Sport Performance Centre! accessible-media CNIB 100 years of change Canadian Council of the Blind a lack of sight is not a lack of vision

Volunteers Still Needed for 3rd NS Open Goalball Tourney

There’s still time to volunteer for our third annual NS Open Goalball Tournament – The only parasport event of its kind in Atlantic Canada!

We need goal judges, shot recorders, time keepers etc. No previous experience is required as we will provide training.

If you are able to sign up for more than one shift, it would be greatly appreciated. See shift schedule below.
Shift 1 – Fri, Nov 17 – 5:30 PM to 8:40 PM
Shift 2 – Sat, Nov 18 – 7:30 AM to 11:35 AM
Shift 3 – Sat, Nov 18 – 11:10 AM to 3:15 PM
Shift 4 – Sat, Nov 18 – 2:50 PM to 7:50 PM
Shift 6 – Sun, Nov 19 – 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Shift 7 – Sun, Nov 19 – 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please email Peter at info@blindsportsnovascotia.ca.

We are also looking for people who could help with driving athletes to and from the tournament venue to the tournament hotel (Atlantica) at the beginning and the end of each day.

We are also looking for people to help serve food to athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers.

Thank you for your consideration,
Peter Parsons, Chairperson
CCB Blind Sports NS

Thank You, Sponsors of the 3rd Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament

The Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament, the only parasport event of its kind in Atlantic Canada, would not be possible without this year’s Sponsors.

There’s still time to support this event, message us on Facebook or email us at info@blindsportsnovascotia.ca!

We’re thrilled to have  Accel Physiotherapy & Sport Performance Centre back again this year! Visit them at www.accelphysio.ca

 Accel Physiotherapy & Sport Performance Centre!

 

Thank you to our returning Silver sponsors, CNIB and Accessible Media inc.! Visit them at www.cnib.ca and www.ami.ca 

CNIB 100 years of change accessible media inc

Thank you, to this year’s returning Bronze sponsors, Atlantica Hotel, Canadian Council of the Blind, and Ocean Contractors! Visit them at www.atlanticahotelhalifax.com, www.ccbnational.net, and www.oceancontractors.ca

Ocean built on quality Canadian Council of the Blind a lack of sight is not a lack of vision atlantica hotel Halifax

Thank you to our Goalball Supporters, Halifax Harbourside Rotary Club, Pizza Pizza, Lion’s Club Dartmouth, Lion’s Club Armdale, and Stuart and Davidson Orthodontics Inc.

Halifax harbourside pizza pizza hot & Fresh www.pizzapizza.ca

3rd Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament Nov 17 to 19 2017

The only event of its kind in Atlantic Canada! Witness athletes from Nova Scotia, Canada, and the U.S. go for gold at this elite parasport event! Proudly hosted by Blind Sports Nova Scotia and community sponsors.

To sponsor this event or become a volunteer, email info@blindsportsnovascotia.ca or message us on Facebook

Event poster description: Friday Nov 17 to Sunday, Nov 19. Halifax Citadel Community Centre. Admission is free for spectators! 3rd Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament.  The only event of its kind in Atlantic Canada! Witness athletes from Nova Scotia, Canada, and the U.S. go for gold at this elite parasport event! Proudly hosted by Blind Sports Nova Scotia and community sponsors. Proudly hosted by Blind Sports Nova Scotia and community sponsors. To sponsor this event or become a volunteer: Facebook & Twitter: Blind Sports Nova Scotia  website: www.blindsportsnovascotia.ca email: info@blindsportsnovascotia.ca  Sponsors & hosts logos: Accel Physiotherapy & Sport Performance Centre; CNIB; Accessible Media Inc

Download the PDF Poster: NSOG 2017 POSTER V4

APSEA Auxiliary Fall Fair is back!

APSEA Auxiliary Fall Fair is back this year and they are still accepting donations from fantastic people, like you!

This event is also a great way to get your holiday shopping started early!

Funds raised support of Children and Youth Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deafblind, Blind or Visually Impaired and takes place Saturday, November 4th, from 1 to 3 pm at APSEA 5940 South St, Halifax

Donations can be dropped off at the school. The second, taller, building. Security will greet you. Can’t get your donation the school? Questions? Email: auxiliary@apsea.ca.

Donations can include:
Gently used household items, such as dishes, No Electronics
Plants
Crafts/Antiques
Baked Goods/preserves
Quality linens, drapes, bedding etc.
Toys, no stuffed toys
Gently used clothes, shoes, handbags etc
Holiday and Christmas Items, this is one of our biggest sellers!!
Books
Jewellery
Silent Auction prizes, such as gift baskets
Gift Cards
Cash Donations

APSEA Auxiliary Sir Frederick Fraser School 5940 South Street (across from IWK Health Centre) Doors open at 1 pm. Free parking available. FALL FAIR Sat. Nov. 4, 2017 • 1-3 pm Admission: $2.00 • Tea Room: $3.00 Sponsored by the APSEA (Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority) Auxiliary Serving children and youth who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, blind, or visually impaired Pantry table, crafts & gifts, flowers & plants, sewing, knitting, jewelry, books, white elephant, silent auction, toys, Christmas decorations & more...

Download the PDF: Fall Fair 2017 poster

Goalball Season Starts September 16th in Halifax

The 2017-18 competitive & recreational goalball season gets underway Saturday, September 16th at the George Dixon Centre in Halifax!

Rec goalball, for teens & adults of all levels, will be Saturdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Junior goalball will be Saturdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Competitive men’s goalball will be Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m.

Everyone is welcome, including new volunteers! Drop in and give goalball a go. We’ll provide the gear, experienced coaches & officials, and fun & inclusive environment! See you out on the court!

Questions? Email us at info@blindsportsnovascotia.ca or message us on Facebook.

silhouette of someone blocking a goalball

Interested in Running?

We’re pretty psyched about a few upcoming running events!! the Navy 10K in Halifax, Maritime Race Weekend in beautiful Eastern Passage, and one of our members is even training for her first half-marathon in Ottawa.

If you have vision loss and are interested in running, we’d love to hear from you, and so would our amazing Guide Bunny friends!

Check out the Guide Bunny website to learn more about how they help make running & racing accessible for those of us with vision loss.

Guide Bunny Melinda and runner, Stephanie after completing the Blue Nose 10K 2017
Guide Bunny Melinda and runner, Stephanie after completing the Blue Nose 10K 2017