3rd NS Open Goalball Tournament Starts Tomorrow!

Are you as pumped as we are? This year’s Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament starts tomorrow, Friday, November 17th!

Teams from Nova Scotia, Quebec (defending champions), the United States, and Ontario will compete for gold in the only parasprot event of its kind in atlantic Canada!

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

There will be a live stream & commentary on Saturday & Sunday. Click HERE to access our streaming channel.

Stay  up-to-date on the scores & standings by connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Goalball Scoreboard.

Here’s the complete schedule:

Friday, November 17th
6:00 – Nova Scotia vs. Ontario
6:55 – Quebec vs. Atlantic
7:50 – Crown vs. Turnstone

Saturday, November 18th
8:00 – Ontario vs. Quebec
8:55 – Turnstone vs. Nova Scotia
9:50 – Atlantic vs. Crown
10:45 – Nova Scotia vs. Quebec
11:40 – Turnstone vs. Atlantic
12:35 – Ontario vs. Crown

1:30 – Exhibition – Nova Scotia Youth

2:25 – Atlantic vs. Nova Scotia
3:20 – Crown vs. Quebec
4:15 – Ontario vs. Turnstone
5:10 – Crown vs. Nova Scotia
6:05 – Atlantic vs. Ontario
7:00 – Turnstone vs. Quebec

Sunday, November 19th
8:00 – Semi-finals – 1 vs. 4
9:00 – Semi-finals – 2 vs. 3
10:00 – 5 vs. 6

11:00 – Exhibition – NS Jr. & Sr. Women

12:00 – Bronze Medal Game
1:00 – Gold Medal Game
2:00 – Medal Ceremony

Big thank you to our sponsors & supporters – this event would not be possible without you!

Check out this video below and get even more pumped for action this weekend! A story from last year’s NS Open Goalball Tournament, about young goalball player Nick Gentlemen. He’ll be one of many local, national, and international athletes competing this weekend.

Made Possible by:

Accel Physiotherapy & Sport Performance Centre! accessible-media CNIB 100 years of change Canadian Council of the Blind a lack of sight is not a lack of vision

Volunteers Still Needed for 3rd NS Open Goalball Tourney

There’s still time to volunteer for our third annual NS Open Goalball Tournament – The only parasport event of its kind in Atlantic Canada!

We need goal judges, shot recorders, time keepers etc. No previous experience is required as we will provide training.

If you are able to sign up for more than one shift, it would be greatly appreciated. See shift schedule below.
Shift 1 – Fri, Nov 17 – 5:30 PM to 8:40 PM
Shift 2 – Sat, Nov 18 – 7:30 AM to 11:35 AM
Shift 3 – Sat, Nov 18 – 11:10 AM to 3:15 PM
Shift 4 – Sat, Nov 18 – 2:50 PM to 7:50 PM
Shift 6 – Sun, Nov 19 – 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Shift 7 – Sun, Nov 19 – 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please email Peter at info@blindsportsnovascotia.ca.

We are also looking for people who could help with driving athletes to and from the tournament venue to the tournament hotel (Atlantica) at the beginning and the end of each day.

We are also looking for people to help serve food to athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers.

Thank you for your consideration,
Peter Parsons, Chairperson
CCB Blind Sports NS