Thanks to Sport Nova Scotia for the fantastic article to get us all excited for the new goalball season! You can get in on the action, by watching or volunteering at our 7th Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament, coming up in October. If you or someone you know is interested in playing goalball, just get in touch with us.
Blind Sports NS is proud to be hosting the 7th annual Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament!
Saturday & Sunday, Octobe 28 & 29, 2023 at LeMarchant St Thomas School, Halifax.
Don’t miss the action and the chance to support this incredible event.
The Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament represents the only annual opportunity for local athletes to participate in an organized goalball competition east of Montreal.
This tournament attracts teams from several provinces as well as the USA and features Team Canada national players, several of whom are from the Atlantic region, and will be playing on their own club/provincial teams. As two-time national champs, the Nova Scotia men will be one of the tournament favourites to win the seventh annual Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament.
This tournament offers some of the best competition of the season. We hope to again attract a large audience to cheer on our local competitors.
Sponsorship Package: NSOG Sponsorship Pkg
We haven’t updated the website in a while, due to technical difficulties, but we are happy to report we are back in action!
Look for updates and improvements to the whole website, starting now. If you’ve missed us and want another way to stay engaged, check out Blind Sports Nova Scotia on Facebook.
The Charity Auction for Blind Sports NS happens this weekend!
Saturday, April 15 7 to 9 PM Freeman’s 3671 Dutch Village Rd. Halifax. Just $5 at the door to bid with a live auctioneer on incredible deals from local businesses and artists.
With over 100 items and packages to bid on, there’s something for everyone. Get the complete accessible list linked below and make your shopping list!
Just to name a few examples of what to expect:
- Just to name a few examples of what to expect:
- Everyday shopping, like Costco, Cyclesmith, Fairview Animal Hospital, and grocery cards.
- Experiences, like the Atlantica Hotel, Get Air, Seven Bays Bouldering, and Thunderbirds tickets.
- Decor and home essentials, like cookware and one of a kind artwork.
- A huge selection of spa and self care packages.
- Fashion, jewellery, and practical buys, like Carhartt, Fresh Prints, Lids, and East Coast Lifestyle.
- Delicious goodies, a loaf of bread every week for a year, Phat Cookies, Lindt, and Epicure.
One weekend, three teams, three more medals for Nova Scotia goalball! It was another successful weekend on the goalball court for Nova Scotia at the Ontario Blind Sports Association 2023 Goalball Tournament.
The Charity Auction for Blind Sports NS is less than a month away!
Just $5 to bid on awesome deals from local businesses and makers.
If you’d like to donate an auction item or have any questions:
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Call or text 902-449-0320
Another weekend, another tournament, and more victories for Nova Scotia goalball! This time at the Durham Region 2023 Ontario Parasport Games.
Here’s the full update from Blind Sports NS goalball athlete & Chair, Peter Parsons.
“We had another great day of goalball. In our last round robin game, the two Nova Scotia teams played to a 4-4 tie. Me, Mason, Harry and Edward finished 2nd with a 2-1-1 record. Nick, Matt, Griffin and Yvon finished 3rd with a 1-1-2 record. They played the second Ontario team in the bronze medal game. It was tied 5-5 after regulation and went to extra throws (shootout) which was a first for the guys. They won in very exciting fashion! It was more nerve racking for me coaching I’m then playing!
I’m the gold medal game, we played the top Ontario team. In another exciting game, we were tied 5-5 after regulation and went to extra throws. Unfortunately we lost. It was a great experience having such close games with the Ontario teams. It was especially a great experience for our young guys. Edward is 18. Matt and Griffin are 17. Harry is 13. Mason and Nick are 23 and 20. We had an awesome weekend! I’m very proud of the guys who I’ve been coaching since they were quite young!
Edward and Alexis won bronze in division 3. Yvon won silver in division 3.
Thanks to Peter Laba and Alexis Nickerson for helping with coaching.”
The Nova Scotia men’s goalball team brought home some silver hardware this weekend! After entering the finals undefeated at the annual Montreal Open Goalball Tournament, they captured the first medal for Nova Scotia at this tournament since 2015.
Looking for a bit of extra holiday shopping cash? Enter the Sport Split 50/50 fundraiser at the link below before Nov 30th and you could win it all, while supporting blind and visually impaired athletes of Nova Scotia.
Tickets star at just $5 for 3. Last month’s winner took home $3,545! Get your tickets today and be sure to select Blind Sports Nova Scotia from the “I would like to support” drop-down menu at checkout.