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?
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.
by Tuesday, June 18th
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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!
Three days, 10 teams from across Canada, thirty-six games, and one incredible weekend of goalball!
Canadian Senior National Goalball Championships were held in Halifax May 10 to 12 for the 5th time in the competition’s 43 year history.
For the third yea run a row, the Nova Scotia men’s team captured bronze in the final against Quebec, Alberta secured silver, and British Columbia won gold.
On the women’s side, Ontario All Blacks defeated Alberta in a tight match to win 1st place at least the 10th year in a row. In the east versus west bronze medal game, British Columbia won over Nova Scotia with a score of 4 to 2.
Nova Scotia’s Nick Gentlemen, a student at Citadel High where the competition as held, received this year’s Spirit Award. This honour is awarded to the athlete who most demonstrates great sportsmanship and love for the game.
We congratulate everyone who competed & coached this weekend and we’re beyond grateful for the continued support of the dedicated community of officials, volunteers, organizing committee, and spectators.
The competition was hosted by Blind Sports Nova Scotia, in partnership with Canadian Blind Sports, and would not have been possible without the following generous contributors:
Blind Sports Nova Scotia is proud, along with Canadian Blind Sports, to be hosting the 2019 Canadian Senior National Goalball Championships.
Provincial teams from across Canada compete in Halifax Friday, May 10, to Sunday, May 12th, at Citadel Community Centre.
Nova Scotia athletes have set a precedent in provincial parasport, by earning 5 medals in competition so far this year. Experience this high-intensity sport and witness parlaympians compete live!
Admission to watch is free and spectators are welcome. Please be quiet while the game is in play.
Keep tabs on our Facebook event for results!
Day 3 of the tournament, including final matches, will be streamed on Facebook Live.
Nova Scotia Junior Girls won their first ever Gold Medal at the 2019 Canadian Junior Goalball Championships held at Brantford, Ontario this past weekend.
Our girls, who won silver last year, met the 2018 champions, British Columbia, in the gold medal game. Nova Scotia, consisting of Tarah Sawler, Shams Hamad, Alexis Butler, and Emily Kinnear,defeated the British Columbia girls by a score of 8 to 2 to capture the gold.
Nova Scotia Junior Boys won their second consecutive Gold Medal at these Junior Goalball Championships.
Nova Scotia boys first won the gold in 2018 in front of their home crowd in Halifax. Ontario, the 2017 champions, won the silver medal in Halifax and were hungry to retake the title in Ontario. However, our Nova Scotia boys, Mason Smith, Nick Gentleman, Matthew Gentleman, and Griffin Hiltz won the gold medal in the final game with a score of 14 to 4.
At the conclusion of the tournament, the tournament officials choose the 2019 Junior Goalball “All Tournament Teams” in both the Boys and Girls divisions. The girls selected were Tarah Sawler and Shams Hamad of Nova Scotia and Haley Olinyk of British Columbia. The boys selected were Mason Smith and Nick Gentleman of Nova Scotia and Nader Ibrahim of Ontario.
Both Nova Scotia teams were coached by Linda MacRae Triff and Peter Parsons.
The 2019 Senior National Goalball Championships will be held in Halifax from May 10 to May 12 at Citadel High School.
– Linda MacRae Triff, Head Coach
Sending the best of luck to all of the young athletes, including Nova Scotia, competing in this weekend’s 2019 Junior Goalball National Championships!! The event gets underway in Brantford, ON, and is hosted by Canadian Blind Sports/Sports Aveugles Canada.
CCB Blind Sports Nova Scotia is proud to be hosting the 2019 Senior Goalball National Championships, from May 10 – 12 , at Citadel High in Halifax. We still need volunteers!
This is a rare opportunity to support your local and Canadian parasport community, while witnessing the unique competitive sport of goalball.
Please let us know if you are interested in signing up for a volunteer shift, don’t hesitate to ask questions, and feel free to share this information around. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is the volunteer schedule. We need goal judges, time keepers, shot recorders, etc. Shifts are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Shift 1A – Fri, May 10 – 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Shift 1B – Fri, May 10 – 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Shift 2 – Sat, May 11 – 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Shift 3 – Sat, May 11 – 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Shift 4 – Sat, May 11 – 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Shift 5 – Sun, May 12 – 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Shift 6 – Sun, May 12 – 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
If you haven’t seen goalball before, here is a link to highlights from the medal games at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlztSzz6Uh8
If you would like to watch a full game, here is the finals of our 4th Annual NS Open (with commentary) in November – Nova Scotia vs. Quebec. https://www.facebook.com/BlindSportsNS/videos/1126165574208470/
Peter Parsons Chairperson
Nova Scotia was very well represented this past weekend at the Eastern Canadians goalball competition in Brantford, ON.
The NS Ship Recs brought home gold medals, securing first place for the third year in a row in the open rec. division! The co-ed team earned 5 wins and 1 tie.
Young Nova Scotians also brought home hard-earned hardware! Youth teams, the Blizzards and Bluenosers captured gold and bronze respectively.
Congratulations the athletes & coaches! We are beyond proud. Go Nova Scotia Go!
What a weekend! Congratulations to all athletes, who competed and demonstrated incredible sportsmanship and skill this weekend.
Thank you to each and every volunteer, from the organizing committee to the goal judges to the food crew, you made this event a huge success. Many, many, thanks to the officials for your professionalism and time this weekend.
We’re beyond grateful for the support of all returning Gold, Silver, and Bronze Sponsors, as well as Goalball Supporter contributors. Your donations enable us to create these inpactful opportunities for athletes of so many skill levels and ages to participate in competitive sport.
For detailed tournament results, videos with play by play of each game, and more, visit us on Facebook!