From Canadian Blind Hockey’s Facebook Page, click on the following link for more about the tournament ADAPTED PUCK DROPS IN 48 HOURS! TIME TO GET REALLY EXCITED! #Blind #Hockey players from all across North America are beginning to arrive in Toronto for the 5th annual 2017 Canadian National Blind Hockey Tournament.
We get this question a lot. Thanks to the United States Association of Blind Athletes for the fantastic video describing the awesome sport of goalball. Check it out!
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who took part in the GoodLife Kids Foundation Spin4Kids event this past Saturday in Halifax!
Your efforts help fund inclusive programs, like Junior Goalball in Nova Scotia, where kids with vision loss can get active with their peers. Pictured accepting a whopping $10,000 cheque are Junior Goalball participants, Matt and Nick, CCB Blind Sports NS Chair Peter Parsons, and a representative from GoodLife Kids.
Blind Sports NS Chair, Peter Parsons, speaks to how important the GoodLife Kids grant is to the youth who have the opportunity participate in our recreational and competitive goalball programs.
Saturday, April 1st 6pm at Dave Doolittle’s Sports Bar & Grill 90 Tacoma Drive, Dartmouth Just $5 at the door includes paddle and a drink!
Join us for a fun evening in support of blind and visually impaired athletes, of all ages & skill levels, who will represent Nova Scotia in the Paralympic sport of goalball nationally and internationally.
All funds directly support athletes with vision loss
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1st place Ontario All Blacks
From CCB Blind Sports NS Chairperson and athlete on Nova Scotia provincial Goalball team, Peter Parsons:
Our girls started off the (final) day in their semi-final game against Ontario and lost 10-5. Ontario went on to beat Oregon in the finals. Our girls then lost to the Phantoms in a 2-0 game. The girls had an amazing tournament and gained valuable experience. I am so proud of them for how they played.
A detailed report of how both NS teams made it to the finals:
Thanks to the incredible support from the GoodLife Kids Foundation, more blind and visually impaired kids & teens than ever are getting active through the exciting Paraplympic sport of goalball.
Goalball is an inclusive way to have fun, get active, or develop your athletic abilities. Contact us at email@example.com or message us on Facebook to get playing in your area.
Pictured below: Amelie, Jill and Tara are just 3 of many junior goalball players, who play & practice regularly and travel to tournaments to represent Nova Scotia, with the help of qualified coaches. They are wearing gold blue jerseys and gold medals in this photo.
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.