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Try Tandem Biking & Volunteer Orientation Sat Jul 6 UPDATED

Would you or someone you know living with vision loss like to give tandem biking a try?

Would you or someone you know be interested in volunteering your time to help make biking accessible for people with vision loss?

2 people with tandem bike. They're in a park and smiling.
The Blind Sports NS Tandem Bike Club loves nothing more than putting butts on bikes!! Keep reading for more details.

Tandem biking is a great way for people living with vision loss to get active, while having fun outdoors, with friends, family, and peers.

A tandem bike is a bicycle built for two. A sighted cyclist rides in front, steers, breaks, and communicates effectively with the cyclist with vision loss on the back. The two cycle together as a team to enjoy this inclusive recreational activity.

The Tandem Bike Club has a fleet of tandem bikes available to participants with vision loss, as well as a roster of trained volunteer pilots, available for short or long term loan.

We also host regular group bike rides and participate in community bike events while the weather permits.

The Tandem Bike Club will be hosting both a Volunteer Orientation session and Try Tandem Biking Day and we’d love you to join us!

This event is for participants with vision loss who want to give tandem biking a try in a safe environment, with experienced volunteers, while learning best practices & safety tips.

This event is also for community members or family/friends of participants living with vision loss who want to receive training as a tandem bike pilot (person with sight who sits in front). Pilot training includes basic sighted guide technique, sight loss 101 & etiquette, and more.

Saturday, July 6, 2019    June 22, 2019 Cancelled due to weather
Halifax Alta Gymnastics parking lot (Barnstead Lane off Bayers Rd)

Volunteer Pilot Orientation Session
10 to 11 a.m.

Try Tandem Biking
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Please RSVP   by Tuesday, June 18th
Connect with us on Facebook
Email blindsportsns@gmail.com
Text or call Jennie: 902-449-0320

We provide helmets. Please wear close-toed shoes, pants that are not too loose-fitting at the ankles, and bring water.

If you’d like to reserve a bike, want to arrange a 1 on 1 orientation as a pilot and/or participant with vision loss, or have your own bike and need a volunteer pilot, connect with us via the RSVP contact info above.

We look forward to hearing from you and putting your butt on a bike this season!

Charity Auction this weekend Sat May 25

This Saturday night, don’t miss out on incredible deals and a great time!!

Every dollar raised makes it possible for blind athletes of all ages to compete locally & internationally in goalball and helps us grow impactful programs, like tandem biking and group fitness.

Just $5 at the door lets you bid live on a selection of everyday goods & services, like massages and local restaurants, as well as not so every day items, like sweet sports memorabilia and fine jewellery.

Get the full auction items list: PDF BSNS AUCTION 2019 LIST BIDDERS     Excel BSNS AUCTION 2019 LIST BIDDERS

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 yoga 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, blindsportsns@gmail.com

Check out the Facebook event.

 

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

3rd Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament Nov 17 to 19 2017

The only event of its kind in Atlantic Canada! Witness athletes from Nova Scotia, Canada, and the U.S. go for gold at this elite parasport event! Proudly hosted by Blind Sports Nova Scotia and community sponsors.

To sponsor this event or become a volunteer, email info@blindsportsnovascotia.ca or message us on Facebook

Event poster description: Friday Nov 17 to Sunday, Nov 19. Halifax Citadel Community Centre. Admission is free for spectators! 3rd Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament.  The only event of its kind in Atlantic Canada! Witness athletes from Nova Scotia, Canada, and the U.S. go for gold at this elite parasport event! Proudly hosted by Blind Sports Nova Scotia and community sponsors. Proudly hosted by Blind Sports Nova Scotia and community sponsors. To sponsor this event or become a volunteer: Facebook & Twitter: Blind Sports Nova Scotia  website: www.blindsportsnovascotia.ca email: info@blindsportsnovascotia.ca  Sponsors & hosts logos: Accel Physiotherapy & Sport Performance Centre; CNIB; Accessible Media Inc

Download the PDF Poster: NSOG 2017 POSTER V4

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