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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
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

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

Congrats to the 2018 Support 4 Sport Award Winners

Congratulations to all of the athletes, coaches, volunteers, officials and others whose dedication and passion were recognized at last night’s Support4Sport Awards!

Support4Sport Volunteer of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Female Team Athlete of the 2017-18 year for Blind Sports Nova Scotia — with Beth Coish, Linda MacRae Triff and Jennie Bovard
Support4Sport Volunteer of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Female Team Athlete of the 2017-18 year for Blind Sports Nova Scotia — with Beth Coish, Linda MacRae Triff and Jennie Bovard
Volunteer of the Year - Beth Coish, Halifax  Beth has been a dedicated volunteer at our weekly mixed recreational and junior goalball practices. Despite disloacting her ankle during the season, she continued to assist at practices while wearing a support boot. Beth also volunteered as a goal judge for the Nova Scotia Open annual goalball tournamen
Volunteer of the Year – Beth Coish, Halifax Beth has been a dedicated volunteer at our weekly mixed recreational and junior goalball practices. Despite disloacting her ankle during the season, she continued to assist at practices while wearing a support boot. Beth also volunteered as a goal judge for the Nova Scotia Open annual goalball tournamen
Volunteer of the Year - Beth Coish, Halifax  Beth has been a dedicated volunteer at our weekly mixed recreational and junior goalball practices. Despite disloacting her ankle during the season, she continued to assist at practices while wearing a support boot. Beth also volunteered as a goal judge for the Nova Scotia Open annual goalball tournament
Volunteer of the Year – Beth Coish, Halifax Beth has been a dedicated volunteer at our weekly mixed recreational and junior goalball practices. Despite disloacting her ankle during the season, she continued to assist at practices while wearing a support boot. Beth also volunteered as a goal judge for the Nova Scotia Open annual goalball tournament
Linda dedicates many hours to coaching teams of all ages and abilities who turned in an impressive series of team performances last year. The senior women mande Nova Scotia history by winning their first medal at a Canadian championship - a bronze. The senior men also won bronze. At the junior level, the boys on their second consecutive silver and Nova Scotia's mixed recreational team won its second consecutive gold at the Eastern Canadian championship.
Linda dedicates many hours to coaching teams of all ages and abilities who turned in an impressive series of team performances last year. The senior women mande Nova Scotia history by winning their first medal at a Canadian championship – a bronze. The senior men also won bronze. At the junior level, the boys on their second consecutive silver and Nova Scotia’s mixed recreational team won its second consecutive gold at the Eastern Canadian championship.
The Nova Scotia senior women's goalball team won the bronze medal at the Canadian goalball championships. Although the senior ladies have won medals at regional tournaments in the past, this marks the first time in history that a senior women's team from Nova Scotia has won a medal at the national championship. — with Stephanie Berry, Nancy Morin, Tarah Sawler and Jennie Bovard in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The Nova Scotia senior women’s goalball team won the bronze medal at the Canadian goalball championships. Although the senior ladies have won medals at regional tournaments in the past, this marks the first time in history that a senior women’s team from Nova Scotia has won a medal at the national championship. — with Stephanie Berry, Nancy Morin, Tarah Sawler and Jennie Bovard in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Female Team Athlete of the Year - Jennie Bovard, Halifax Jennie was a major player on Nova Scotia's bronze medal winning team at the Canadian championships. During the semi-final match, the team's starting centre was injured, Jennie, who usually plays right wing, took over the more defensively demanding centre position in the bronze medal game. She played great as Nova Scotia defeated Alberta 9 to 1 to capture the pronvince's first medalat the senior women's national championship.
Female Team Athlete of the Year – Jennie Bovard, Halifax
Jennie was a major player on Nova Scotia’s bronze medal winning team at the Canadian championships. During the semi-final match, the team’s starting centre was injured, Jennie, who usually plays right wing, took over the more defensively demanding centre position in the bronze medal game. She played great as Nova Scotia defeated Alberta 9 to 1 to capture the pronvince’s first medalat the senior women’s national championship.
Male Team Athlete of the Year - AlexAngus MacEachen, Mabou Alex Angus helped the Nova Scotia junior goalball team win its second consecutive silver medal at the national championships. Although only 17, his performance was so strong that he was selected to be a member of the Nova Scotia senior men's team that won bronze at the senior Canadian championship. At the third annual Nova Scotia Invitational championship, Alec Angus scored two goals, including the winner in Nova Scotia's 8-5 bronze medal win over Quebec.
Male Team Athlete of the Year – AlexAngus MacEachen, Mabou
Alex Angus helped the Nova Scotia junior goalball team win its second consecutive silver medal at the national championships. Although only 17, his performance was so strong that he was selected to be a member of the Nova Scotia senior men’s team that won bronze at the senior Canadian championship. At the third annual Nova Scotia Invitational championship, Alec Angus scored two goals, including the winner in Nova Scotia’s 8-5 bronze medal win over Quebec.