Sport Makes A Difference Award

Congratulations and THANK YOU to coach Linda!

This year, Support4Sport​  introduced the SPORT MAKES A DIFFERENCE AWARD honouring one individual, group, organization, or committee who went above and beyond for their sport despite the challenges brought forth by the pandemic.

To us, nobody is more deserving than coach Linda MacRae Triff​.

Linda’s a hero to goalball athletes and has volunteered with the sport for over 15 years. She’s a positive role model and mentor both on and off the court. During the pandemic, the easiest thing would have been canceling practices, but Linda worked very hard to make program adjustments to ensure athletes had a safe environment and kept active. She’s a great asset to the sport and admired by everyone she works with.

 Read all about this year’s winners here.

 

Ready & Able: Men’s National Goalball team programming cancelled

Please share far & wide to help us raise awareness! Thanks to CBC Nova Scotia speaking with Peter Parsons, member of Men’s National Goalball Team and Chair of Blind Sports NS. “Members of the Men’s National Goalball team are concerned an announcement by the Canadian Blind Sport Association (CBSA) to cancel their national team programming could mean an end to the existence of men’s goalball in Canada. Peter Parsons is a member of the men’s national goalball team and chair of Blind Sport Nova Scotia. He explains the repercussions of this decision and what they are doing about it.”

 

Athlete Profile on Peter Parsons

A fantastic Chronicle Herald profile of stellar Nova Scotian goalball athlete, and Blind Sports NS Chair, Peter Parsons! We love seeing parasport and its athletes getting mainstream attention like this.

ATHLETE PROFILE: Halifax resident raising the sports bar, despite challenges

“I used to think, when I was 40, oh, maybe I have two years left, maybe I have five years left,” says Parsons. “But I’ve stopped doing that. I think I was putting a time limit on myself because that’s kind of what the norm is. But now I’m 45 and I’ve just decided to stop saying that. I’ll basically keep playing until I don’t enjoy it anymore.” – Peter Parsons

 

 

Don’t Drop the Ball, get your online 50/50 draw tickets!

Everyone loves a good 50/50 draw!

Now’s your chance to keep Blind Sports Nova Scotia programs going through Sport Split, a province-wide multi-sport online 50/50 draw to help teams, clubs and organizations raise funds in partnership with Sport Nova Scotia.
 
Tickets are just 3 for $5, 10 for $10, 30 for $20 and 100 for $50, until Friday, Dec 31st at 6pm. The draw takes place the following day at 10am. The November winner snagged $10,222.50!
 
Any resident of Nova Scotia who is 19 years of age or older is eligible. to purchase tickets.
 

Don’t drop the ball, your tickets now: https://sportsplit.5050central.com/?olc=BlindSportsNovaScotia 

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3 Nova Scotians Named to Canadian Men’s National Goalball team Pool

We could all use a bit of good news right now and we’ve sure got you covered there. Blind Sports NS is beyond proud to say that three, yes three, Nova Scotians have been named as part of Canada’s national men’s goalball team pool!

The newest addition is Nick Gentleman and returning to the team pool are Peter Parsons & Mason Smith.

A massive congratulations to all of the athletes on your hard work and accomplishments! Visit the link for all the juicy details

Blind Sports NS Chair talks Covid-19 impacts on Neutral Zone Podcast

Have you heard the #NeutralZone show/podcast from Accessible Media Inc.?

Blind Sports NS Chair, as well as goalball athlete & coach, Peter Parsons joined the show to talk, with his usual passion, about how we’re handling the impact of Covid-19 on our organization as well as the hopeful plan to return to play this fall. Check out the show, available at the following links. Peter is on around the 23-minute point.