2 NS Athletes Named March Cleve’s Source for Sports Athletes of the Month

Congratulations, Jennifer and John!! We’re incredibly proud of you both for being named Cleve’s Source for Sports Athletes of the Month in March!!

“Jennifer MacNeil-Noble, 31, of Halifax has been named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Female Team Athlete of the Month. MacNeil-Noble and the Nova Scotia Ship Recs mixed goalball team clinched a gold medal at the 2018 Eastern Canadian Goalball Tournament in Brantford, ON. In addition to netting 11 goals throughout the tournament, MacNeil-Noble provided strong defensive play by making crucial saves for her team.

Also a member of the Nova Scotia Ship Recs, the Cleve’s Source for Sports Male Team Athlete of the Month is John Courtney. The forty-one year-old from Halifax was a key player netting a personal best 11 goals throughout the 2018 Eastern Canadian Goalball Tournament. This included the game winning goal in a 5-4 victory over Kingston in the gold medal game.”

Read the full article: March Cleve’s Source for Sports

NS Ship Recs win gold a 2nd year in a row at ON Provincial/Eastern Goalball Tournament. From left to right: Peter Parsons (coach), Yvon Clement, Adam Noble, John Courtney, Jennifer MacNeil-Noble, Linda MacRae Triff (coach).

See you at our Annual Charity Auction Sat Apr 21 in Halifax!

Blind Sports NS, a 100% volunteer-run charitable organization, are excited to be hosting our most fun annual fund raising event on Saturday, April 21st – the Blind Sports NS Charity Auction!

Poster Description: Blind Sports NS Charity Auction (Deal & Special Offers) Saturday, April 21st at 6pm Bubba Rays Too 7071 Bayers Rd Just 5$ at the door includes auction paddle & drink  Images include 2 goalball players blocking shot, a pair on a tandem bike, and a group participating a group fitness class with mats A fun evening in support of sport, creation, and fitness programs for Nova Scotians of all ages with visionless. Amazing deals from local businesses & services. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, blindsportsnovascotia.ca, info@blindsportsnovascotia.ca

Every dollar raised helps us grow opportunities in sport, recreation, and fitness programs for Nova Scotians with vision loss of all ages.

Just $5 at the door gets you an auction paddle and alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage.

Amazing and unique deals to be had on a wide variety of local products, services, and everything in between!

Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or email info@blindsportsnovascotia.ca 

Curious what we’re auctioning off next weekend? Here’s just a taste!
Murphy’s (including Tall Ship Silva, Cocktail Cruise, and deep sea fishing), Atlantic Superstore, Bistro Le Coq, Captured Escape Rooms, David’s Tea, Halifax Transit (passes), Java Blend coffee, Yoga with Moksha, New Scotland Clothing, Nine Locks Brewing, Rousseau Chocolatier, Stillwell Beer Bar, Saje Natural Wellness…

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Bistro Le Coq (above)CAPTURED ESCAPE davidstea HALIFAX TRANSIT JavaBlendLogos MOKSHA HALIFAX new scotland clothing NINE LOCKS ROUSSEAU saje STILLWELL

See you there!

Download the poster: BSNS AUCTION POSTER 2018 2

2018 Canadian Junior Goalball Championships Wrap-up

profile of Mason Smith, of the NS team wearing eyeshades, appearing focused on the goalball court.  Courtesy of Stephen Burke.
Congratulations to all athletes & coaches who participated in the 2018 Canadian Junior Goalball Championships!
Final Standings women:
1st British Columbia
2nd Nova Scotia
3rd Ontario
Final Standings men:
1st Nova Scotia
2nd Ontario
3rd British Columbia + Quebec
THANK YOU to all volunteers, organizers, officials, Halifax Independent School, and all of our sponsors & supporters!! Without you, this national parasport competition would not have been possible.
For all the scores, photos, and more from the tournament, visit the Facebook Event Page and Canadian Blind Sports’ page.

2018 Junior Goalball National Championships come to Halifax Apr 7 & 8

For the first time in the history, this annual parasport event comes to Halifax, Nova Scotia!

2018 Canadian Junior Goalball Championships Championnat canadien de goalball junior 2018  Pictured is a young goalball player, wearing eyeshades and a blue jersey, launching a shot down the court.   April 7 & 8 avril  Halifax Independent School   Spectators welcome! Spectateurs bienvenus   Logos:  Canadian Blind Sports Association / Sports Aveugles Canada  Facebook & Twitter  Blind Sports Nova Scotia - www.blindsportsnovascotia.ca Government of Nova Scotia / Nouvelle Ecosse  Government of Canada Accessible Media Inc.

Blind Sports Nova Scotia and Canadian Blind Sports/Sports Aveugles Canada are proud to be hosting the 2018 Canadian Junior Goalball Championships.

This unique & exciting parasport event brings up-and-coming junior goalball athletes from across Canada to compete for top spot in the growing sport of goalball.

Spectators are welcome and admission to watch is free.

Full schedule and live stream information coming soon on Facebook.

Download the PDF programme, including schedule: 2018 CDN JR GOALBALL CHAMPS PROGRAMME


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Accessible Spin Classes at Canada Games Centre

Thanks to our growing partnership with Canada Games Centre, some regularly-scheduled spin classes are now accessible for community members with vision loss! Indoor spinning  (on stationary bikes) is a safe and super fun way to get active, no matter the weather outside.


  • Tuesday Spin 5:30pm with D.W.

  • Thursday Spin Gold 10:15am with Melissa

  • Friday Spin 5:30pm with Anne

  • Saturday Spin 9am D.W.

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For Canada Games Centre address, rates, and more, visit. www.canadagamescentre.ca 

What makes these spin classes accessible? Through a pilot project and by offering training to spin instructors, classes are made accessible by instructors using verbal cues to describe each exercise and technique. For example, instructors will count beats aloud so you know how fast you’re meant to be pedalling. Spin Instructors listed in the schedule have also received basic sighted guide and etiquette training. They can also help you get familiar with the stationary bike, including mounting and dismounting safely and how to adjust tension.

  • Regular Canada Games Centre fees and policies apply, but sighted guides accompany you to classes for free and guide dogs of course are welcome.
  • Canada Games Centre is accessible by public transit and is located directly next to the (new) Lacewood bus terminal.
  • If your guide dog will be coming along, you may want to call ahead of time to arrange a safe and mutually-agreed upon place to park him/her during class.
  • Canada Games Centre is a big facility and the location spin classes can be tricky to find and navigate if you’re not familiar with the space, so you may want to call ahead of time to arrange for sighted guide from the front desk to the locker room and/or class or consider bringing along a sighted guide for your firs time.

For any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Jennie, Blind Sports NS Tandem Bike Club Coordinator and Communications Director, at tandembikes@blindsportsnovascotia.ca or 902-449-0320. You can also message us on Facebook!


NS Ship Recs Capture GOLD for 2nd Year at ON Provincials/Eastern Goalball Tournament

Ontario Blind Sports Association‘s 2nd Pronvincial/Eastern Goalball Tournament got underway this past weekend. Huge congratulations are in order to the Nova Scotia Ship Recs, for capturing gold a second year in a row in the mixed rec division, overcoming Kitchener 5 to 4 in a close final game. Nova Scotia youth team, the Blizzards, brough home Bronze and the young Bluenosers gained valuable experienceon the court.

NS Ship Recs win gold a 2nd year in a row at ON Provincial/Eastern Goalball Tournament. From left to right: Peter Parsons (coach), Yvon Clement, Adam Noble, John Courtney, Jennifer MacNeil-Noble, Linda MacRae Triff (coach). Nova Scotia youth goalball team shakes hands with an opposing team after a game.

NS Men Compete at 18th Montreal Open Goalball Tournament

Update Jan 29, 2018: Visit us on Facebook & Twitter for updates on Nova Scotia’s performance and final tournament standings!

Best of luck to everyone at this weekend’s 18th Montreal Open Goalball Tournament hosted by Association sportive des aveugles du Québec!

The excitement gets underway tonight, January 26th through to Sunday, January, 28th.

The tournament kicks off with East versus West, with the Nova Scotia men’s team taking on Alberta at 6 pm Eastern (7 Atlantic). We’ll keep you up to speed, with updates & scores, this weekend!

Get the full schedule and details here.