Volunteers Needed in Halifax May 10 to 12 Goalball Nationals

CCB Blind Sports Nova Scotia is proud to be hosting the 2019 Senior Goalball National Championships, from May 10 – 12 , at Citadel High in Halifax.  We still need volunteers!

This is a rare opportunity to support your local and Canadian parasport community, while witnessing the unique competitive sport of goalball.

Please let us know if you are interested in signing up for a volunteer shift, don’t hesitate to ask questions, and feel free to share this information around. Get in touch:  blindsportsns@gmail.com

 

blue goalball on a green gym court floor

Below is the volunteer schedule.  We need goal judges, time keepers, shot recorders, etc.  Shifts are available on a first come, first serve basis.  

Shift 1A – Fri, May 10 – 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Shift 1B – Fri, May 10 – 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Shift 2 – Sat, May 11 – 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Shift 3 – Sat, May 11 – 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Shift 4 – Sat, May 11 – 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Shift 5 – Sun, May 12 – 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Shift 6 – Sun, May 12 – 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM

If you haven’t seen goalball before, here is a link to highlights from the medal games at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlztSzz6Uh8

If you would like to watch a full game, here is the finals of our 4th Annual NS Open (with commentary) in November – Nova Scotia vs. Quebec.  https://www.facebook.com/BlindSportsNS/videos/1126165574208470/

Peter Parsons                                                                                                                         Chairperson

3 Medals for Nova Scotia Goalball at Eastern Canadians!

Nova Scotia was very well represented this past weekend at the Eastern Canadians goalball competition in Brantford, ON. 

The NS Ship Recs brought home gold medals, securing first place for the third year in a row in the open rec. division! The co-ed team earned 5 wins and 1 tie.  

Young Nova Scotians also brought home hard-earned hardware! Youth teams, the Blizzards and Bluenosers captured gold and bronze respectively. 

Congratulations the athletes & coaches! We are beyond proud. Go Nova Scotia Go!

Check out the Chronicle Herald news article. 

NS ship recs, coaches, team golden guide dog Lennie NS Youth teams Blizzards & Bluenoses group photo with coaches All NS Youth & Ship Recs teams & coachesAll photos courtesy of Robyn Merrithew

 

Charity Auction for Blind Sports NS – May 25 2019

Join us for a fun evening in support of sport, recreation, and fitness programs for Nova Scotians of all ages living with vision loss.

Pictured on the poster are: "Deals & special offers". A blonde woman running in a vest that reads "visually impaired", a pair on a tandem bike outdoors, a young goal ball player in eyeshades, and a group of ankles & feet in a fog class.  Blind Sports NS Charity Auction Saturday, May 25 6pm Bubba Rays Too 7071 Bayers Rd Halifax $5 at the door includes auction paddle & drink! A fun evening in support of sport, recreation, and fitness programs for Nova Scotians of all ages living with vision loss. Amazing deals from local businesses & services! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter www.blindsportsnovascotia.ca, info@blindsportsnovascotia.ca
Blind Sports NS Charity Auction poster

Find amazing deals from supporting businesses & services in the community! $5 at the door includes auction paddle & drink.

Want to donate an auction item or get more info? Please connect with us on Facebook or email us at info@blindsportsnovascotia.ca

That’s a Wrap! 4th Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament

What a weekend! Congratulations to all athletes, who competed and demonstrated incredible sportsmanship and skill this weekend.

Thank you to each and every volunteer, from the organizing committee to the goal judges to the food crew, you made this event a huge success. Many, many, thanks to the officials for your professionalism and time this weekend.

We’re beyond grateful for the support of all returning Gold, Silver, and Bronze Sponsors, as well as Goalball Supporter contributors. Your donations enable us to create these inpactful opportunities for athletes of so many skill levels and ages to participate in competitive sport.

For detailed tournament results, videos with play by play of each game, and more, visit us on Facebook!

Gold Medal winning team, Nova Scotia 1 Linda MacRae Triff, Peter Parsons, Oliver Pye, Mason Smith, and John Courtney
Gold Medal winning team, Nova Scotia 1
Linda MacRae Triff, Peter Parsons, Oliver Pye, Mason Smith, and John Courtney
Silver Medal winning team, Québec!
Silver Medal winning team, Québec!
Bronze Medal winning team, Eagles (USA)
Bronze Medal winning team, Eagles (USA)

Thank you

4th Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament Nov 16-18 in Halifax

The 4th Annual Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament brings skilled athletes with vision loss from across Canada & the US to Citadel High to compete in a 3-day parasport event like no other on the east coast!

Event Poster. Shoulders-up profile of a male goalball athlete in eyeshades. Text reads 4th Annual  Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament Nov 16-18 2018 Citadel High, Halifax. Admission is free.  Proudly hosted by Blind sports NS. Made Possible by Accessible Media Inc. CNIB Foundation. Accel Physiotherapy & Sport Performance Centre. — with Accessible Media Inc., CNIB Nova Scotia-Prince Edward Island and ACCEL Physiotherapy and Sport Performance Centre.

If you’ve never experienced this high-intensity team sport live, now is your chance. Admission is for spectators is free! Join us at Citadel High, 1855 Trollope St, in Halifax Friday, Nov 16, through Sunday, Nov 18, 2018.

Visit the Facebook event for matches schedule, results, and live stream of all games with play-by-play! 

Connect with Blind Sports NS: Facebook, Twitter, info@blindsportsnovascotia.cawww.blindsportsnovascotia.ca, or 902-449-0320

This event is proudly hosted by Blind Sports Nova Scotia, and made possible by AMI, CNIB NS & PEI, and Accel Physiotherapy. 

Accel Physiotherapy & Sport Performance Centre! cnib ns pei accessible media

Bronze Sponsors: Parsons ICF Construction, Ocean - Built on Quality, Atlantica Hotel Halifax, Canadian Council of the Blind, and Subway.

 

 

Goalball Cancelled Thanksgiving Weekend

Please note that all goalball practices in Halifax are canceled this coming Thanksgiving weekend. From our Blind Sports family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving
Hand drawn Thanksgiving typography poster. Celebration quote “Happy Thanksgiving” on textured background for postcard Thanksgiving icon logo or badge. Thanksgiving vector vintage style calligraphy

 

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!

event poster

 

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