The Nova Scotia Men won Bronze at the 2016 Montreal Open Goalball Tournament this past weekend with a convincing 7-1 victory over Alberta! Nova Scotia lost a very close 2-1 semi-final against British Columbia who went on to win gold 7-6 vs. Delaware.
Blind Sports Nova Scotia is very proud to announce that Team Nova Scotia won second at the SEGL Tournament in Finland this past weekend! The team faced tough competition from teams across Europe and only had two losses over the entire weekend!
Chris Muise wrote a wonderful article in the Community Edition of the Herald about our tournament last week. Please read the complete article at: http://bit.ly/1N2jn1h
Members of team Nova Scotia’s Senior Men’s team are off to Finland for the first time to compete in a tournament! You can watch all the games this weekend live at: : http://bit.ly/1lVVuly
Good luck boys! Win the Gold!
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 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:
Citadel High School
1855 Trollope St, Halifax, NS
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.
Dragon Boat for Blind and Partially Sighted Athletes
Are you interested in trying a new sport and challenging yourself? If so, join a dragon boat team specifically for blind and partially sighted individuals for the 2016 Dragon Boating Season. A dragon boat team consists of 20 paddlers sitting two abreast, plus a Cox who steers the dragon boat from the rear and a drummer who sits at the front. Teams can be all men, all women, or mixed crews. Timing, strength and endurance are 3 key elements of a successful team, the fourth and most critical is teamwork.
Dragon boating is a natural sport for people who are blind or visually impaired–it requires hard work, endurance and dedication, but not sight! It is one of the very few sports in which persons who are blind or visually impaired can participate and compete successfully on an equal basis with sighted peers, without any adaptation. Timing of paddling is more important than strength of the individual paddlers, making it a great team sport. The sport provides opportunity for competition, recreation, exercise and socialization. It is an exciting, fulfilling and physically demanding sport–a lot of hard work and a great deal of fun! It is the fastest growing sport in the world today, with a growing number of blind and partially-sighted teams.
The Dartmouth Dragon Boat Association would like to determine if there is enough interest in our community to establish a team for blind and partially-sighted athletes. We are hosting a free trial on Saturday 19th September 2015, from 2PM to 4PM at the Graham’s Grove Park in Dartmouth. This is an excellent opportunity to get in the boat and give it a try.
Numbers are required prior to the event so sufficient boats and volunteers are available. This is open to anyone who is interested, including supporters. Life Jackets and paddles are provided. Wear weather appropriate clothing. It is a water sport so you may get wet. Jeans or any other heavy clothing is not advisable. Change rooms and washrooms are on site.
If you are interested in attending please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 1st is the registration deadline for our Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament from November 20 – 22. Please contact email@example.com if you would like a Registration Package.
Simon Richard (left) and Mason Smith (right) display their double gold medals that they won at both the junior boys and senior men’s national goalball championships this year. They won national titles with the New Brunswick junior boys in March and the Nova Scotia Senior men in April which make them two of a small handful of players ever to achieve this rare feat of winning junior and senior national titles in the same season. In his first year of goalball, Mason made the junior boys national team and is training for the IBSA World Youth Games in Colorado Springs from July 28th to the 31st. Simon, MVP of the junior and seniror nationals, will be playing for the men’s national team at the Para Pan Am games in Toronto from August 8th to the 15th. Good luck boys!