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.
APSEA Auxiliary Fall Fair is back this year and they are still accepting donations from fantastic people, like you!
This event is also a great way to get your holiday shopping started early!
Funds raised support of Children and Youth Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deafblind, Blind or Visually Impaired and takes place Saturday, November 4th, from 1 to 3 pm at APSEA 5940 South St, Halifax
Donations can be dropped off at the school. The second, taller, building. Security will greet you. Can’t get your donation the school? Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations can include:
Gently used household items, such as dishes, No Electronics
Quality linens, drapes, bedding etc.
Toys, no stuffed toys
Gently used clothes, shoes, handbags etc
Holiday and Christmas Items, this is one of our biggest sellers!!
Silent Auction prizes, such as gift baskets
We’re pretty psyched about a few upcoming running events!! the Navy 10K in Halifax, Maritime Race Weekend in beautiful Eastern Passage, and one of our members is even training for her first half-marathon in Ottawa.
If you have vision loss and are interested in running, we’d love to hear from you, and so would our amazing Guide Bunny friends!
Check out the Guide Bunny website to learn more about how they help make running & racing accessible for those of us with vision loss.
Hope your summer is going well. We are now open to accepting registration for the first year of the Nova Scotia Blind Hockey. Our ice will be at the Shearwater Rink, Dartmouth and it will be Sunday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 PM.
We have attached the 2017-18 season Registration Forms. Our season will start on September 10th this year and will go to March 25, 2018 for a total of 27 on ice sessions.
Registration will have two parts this year, one of insurance through Hockey Nova Scotia (see attached form) and the second part the registration of the athletes for Nova Scotia Blind Hockey through the attached form. We are hoping for free insurance from HNS for our start-up year and it will be confirmed later. The other option it would cost $25.00 per for insurance.
The second portion of registration involves filling out the attached form. Our Nova Scotia Blind Hockey registration fee will be $200.00 for this season.
Steve Coates as administrator will accept these registration forms and payment in the form of a cheque (Payable to Nova Scotia Blind Hockey ).
You may mail the completed forms with a cheque to the below address: Nova Scotia Blind Hockey C/O Steve Coates 43 Dorothea Drive Dartmouth, NS, B2W 5X4
Alternatively we can meet some place if that is the preference.
Thanks for your interest and we all look forward to the start of the program.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to either Ian Readey or Steve Coates.
Ian Readey President – Nova Scotia Blind Hockey 902-414-9205
Steve Coates Administrator – Nova Scotia Blind Hockey 902-471-9178
Blind Sports Nova Scotia’s recreational Tandem Bike Club is hosting a try-it day and we’d love you to join us!
Do you or does someone you know have vision loss and an interest in tandem biking? Are you a cycling enthusiast and want to make biking accessible for people with vision loss in your community while having a lot of fun?
Did we mention that we’re excited about the prospect of blind hockey coming to Halifax? Check out this recent interview with Accessible Media (AMI) Audio’s Live From Studio 5 about just that, including Blind Sports NS Chair, Peter Parsons.
“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” John F. Kennedy
We’ve got 3 tandem bikes available for short & long-term loans. If you or someone you know has vision loss and wants to borrow one of our bikes or/and join us for friendly group ride, please message us or email us at email@example.com. We’ll show you the ropes, offer a roster of capable volunteer pilots, and have helmets to get you started! Can’t wait to hear from you!
We’d like to congratulate and thank the following people, who contributed their time, effort, and heart to the sport of goalball and the community throughout 2017 (and then some). Blind Sports Nova Scotia has proudly nominated the following individuals for Support4Sport Awards, hosted by Sport Nova Scotia last evening. Tamar Ellis, Official of the year Peter Parsons, Coach of the year Stephanie Berry, Female Team Athlete of the year Mason Smith, Male Team Athlete of the year
Linda MacRae Triff, Volunteer of the year
NS Men’s Goalball team, team of the year
Promoting community, sports, active and healthy lifestyles for visually impaired Nova Scotians.