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Come Try Tandem Biking! We’re looking for volunteer pilots and blind or partially sighted riders.

UPDATE – RAIN DATE:  If you were interested in attending our try out tandem biking event this coming Sunday, July 10th. Regrettably, due to the poor weather forecast, we have rescheduled the event for Saturday, July 16th from 2 to 4pm. We really hope you can make it!

Email us at tandembikes@blindsportsnovascotia.ca or message us on Facebook by searching Blind Sports Nova Scotia.

We 3 helmets available for stokers, but we encourage pilots to bring their own.

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Join us on Sunday, July 10th in Halifax from 10 to noon and try out tandem biking for fun & recreation. Please check us out on Facebook or email tandembikes@blindsportsnovascotia.ca for more information and to RSVP.

Tandem biking (on a bicycle built for two) makes getting active in the great outdoors with friends old and new more accessible for individuals who are blind or partially sighted. Blind Sports Nova Scotia’s Tandem Bike Club is excited to be hosting a try-it and training day for both new volunteer pilots and stokers.

A pilot is a sighted individual who rides up front, steers the bike, shifts gears, and communicates effectively with the stoker. The stoker in this case is a person with vision loss who rides on the back of the bike, pedals, and communicates effectively with the pilot. Pilots should be confident riding a bike, have experience riding in different environments, and be a good verbal communicator.

Blind Sports Nova Scotia’s tandem bike club provides short and long term tandem bike loans to individuals with vision loss. We also welcome and appreciate volunteer pilots.

More information for volunteers: BSNS TANDEM BIKE VOLUNTEER 2016

More information for blind and partially sighted riders; BSNS TANDEM BIKE CLUB 2016 POSTER

BSNS TANDEM BIKE VOLUNTEER 2016 BSNS TANDEM BIKE CLUB 2016 POSTER

Join us for Great Deals and Good Times at Annual Charity Auction

Join us for great deals and good times at the annual CCB Blind Sports NS Charity Auction! This fun evening is in support of blind and visually impaired athletes of all ages & skill levels!
Just $5 for your auction paddle and 1 drink ticket!
WHEN: Saturday, March 19th 6pm
WHERE: Dave Doolittle’s Sports Bar & Grill   90 Tacoma Dr, Dartmouth

Full list of auction items available here: 2016-Auction-Item-List

CCB BSNS AUCTION 2016

USA White wins the first annual Nova Scotia Open!

USA White beat USA Red 10 – 7 to capture gold and win the Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament. Alberta won the bronze medal defeating Team nova Scotia in the dying seconds of the game to win 4 – 3!

Blind Sports nova Scotia would like to send out a huge thank you to all of the volunteers and sponsors who made our first open tournament possible. We’ll see you all next year when we make this tournament even bigger and better!

Join us for the Nova Scotia Open – November 20-22nd

Join uus for the Nova Scotia Open – November 20-22nd
From Friday, November 20th through Sunday, November 22nd we will be holding the Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament at Citadel High School in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Some of the top Goalball teams from across North America will be attending, including: Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and the United States Paralympic and development teams! Nova Scotia will be will represented at the tournament with our Senior men, women and junior teams participating. Come out and watch some world class Goalball at this FREE event!

Here are the details:

Where:

Citadel High School

1855 Trollope St, Halifax, NS

When:

Friday, November 20th – 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

Saturday, November 21st – 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM.

Sunday, November 22nd – Semi-finals/Medals! – 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Cost: FREE!!

Programme and Schedule
Watch and Listen to the tournament Live online

Inside a light blue banner across the top of page, the poster reads: Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament 2015 in darker blue letters and a high-contrast stick figure wearing eye shades throwing a goalball to the right. Below the banner text reads: Made Possible by Within a black border the logos of the following sponsors & supporters are pictured: Accel Physiotherapy & Sport Performance Centre; Accessible Media Inc.; Doctors Nova Scotia; Bryant Realty Atlantic; Bedford Bank of Montreal; Ocean Contractors-Built on Quality; Halifax Harbourside Rotary Club; HALIFAX and Councillors for Districts: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 15, & 16; Premium Awards & Recognition Ltd.; Dr. Michele Molinari; Insight Optometry Group; Agropur Dairy Cooperative; Jeff's Catering; Aerobics First; Parsons ICF Construction; Pizza Pizza; Atlantica Hotel; Maureen McDonald; Below the sponsor logos is a big Thank You black text. On the very bottom right corner reads Hosted by Blind Sports NS

2014 Auction supporting Blind Sports Nova Scotia

Please join us for our second annual Auction fund-raiser in support of Blind Sports Nova Scotia. You’ll be supporting both a great cause and awesome local businesses!

Here are the details:
WHEN: Saturday, March 29th from 3 to 7pm
WHERE: Red Fox Tavern (7071 Bayers Rd. Halifax)
TICKETS: $5 each at the door

With a wide variety of items from businesses across the HRM, you’ll be sure to find something to bid on!

If you’re a business interested in donating an auction item, please e-mail us: info@blindsportsnovascotia.ca.