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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
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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

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