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2024 SENIOR NATIONAL GOALBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS ARE IN!

The 2024 Senior National Goalball Championships proved to be an outstanding weekend of goalball, with impressive displays of athleticism, sportsmanship, and community.

We owe a massive thank you to every volunteer, referee, coach, athlete, sponsor, and supporter – You helped make this weekend a memorable success! Thank you to Canadian Blind Sports/Sports Aveugles Canada for selecting us to co-host.

Congratulations to all who competed!

Women’s division:
1st Ontario
2nd Quebec
3rd Alberta
4th Nova Scotia
Most Valuable Player: Maryam Salehizadeh, of team Quebec.

Men’s Division:
1st Nova Scotia A
2nd British Columbia A
3rd Ontario
4th Alberta
5th Nova Scotia B
6th Quebec
7th British Columbia B
Most Valuable Player: Mason Smith, Nova Scotia A

Sportsmanship award: Josué Coudé of team Quebec.

Thank you to the sponsors!
CNIB
Nova Scotia Government
Government of Canada
ACCEL Physiotherapy and Sport Performance Centre

 

Ontario women, first place Quebec women, second placeAlberta women, third place

Nova Scotia A, first place in men's division British Columbia A, second place in men's division Ontario men, third place

2024 Senior National Goalball Championships get underway this weekend in Halifax!

The 2024 Senior National Goalball Championships get underway this weekend in Halifax!

We are proud and excited to be hosting with Canadian Blind Sports/Sports Aveugles Canada.Poster features deep red, black, and white colour scheme and an image of a goalball athlete launching a goalball across a gymnasium floor. Text reads: Senior National Goalball Championships 2024. Friday to Sunday, May 3 to 5. Experience the excitement! Admission for spectators is FREE. Citadel Community Centre, Halifax, NS. Details & Schedule / Détails et horaire:: www.BlindSportsNovaScotia.ca & Facebook. Logos: Blind Sports Nova Scotia, Canadian Blind Sports Association, Accel Physiotherapy & Sport Performance, Government of Nova Scotia, Government of Canada, and CNIB. L'affiche présente une palette de couleurs rouge foncé, noir et blanc et une image stylisée d'un athlète de goalball lançant un goalball sur le sol d'un gymnase. Le texte comprend : Championnat National Senior de Goalball. Vendredi - Dimanche, 3-5 Mai. Citadel Community Centre, Halifax, NS. Vivez l'excitation! Les spectateurs entrent GRATUITEMENT. Details & Schedule / Détails et horaire: www.BlindSportsNovaScotia.ca & Facebook. Logos : Blind Sports Nova Scotia, Sports Aveugles Canada, Accel Physiotherapy & Sport Performance, Gouvernement Nouvelle Ecosse, Gouvernement Canada, CNIB INCA. 2024 Sr Nationals Championships Poster Description PDF

Join us Friday, May 3, to Sunday, May 5, at the Citadel Community Centre. Entrance for spectators is free, and you don’t want to miss the action! Find the full schedule below, programme, and press release below:

Schedule

Excel – Schedule / Horaire – Senior National Goalball Championships 2024 Championnat National Senior de Goalball

PDF – Schedule / Horaire – Senior National Goalball Championships 2024 Championnat National Senior de Goalball

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Programme

PDF 2024 Senior Nationals Program FINAL

Docx (Word)  2024 Senior Nationals Program FINAL

Press Release

2024 Senior National Goalball Championships release PDF

Thank you for supporting this year’s Charity Auction for Blind Sports NS

THANK YOU to everyone who came out to this year’s Charity Auction for Blind Sports NS, and made it another huge success!

Thank you in comic book style bubble and design
All funds raised empower athletes of all ages who are blind in Nova Scotia.
Over the next couple of days, we’ll be shouting out the generous local businesses and donors who made this impactful fundraiser possible! Let’s start with…

Don’t miss the Charity Auction for Blind Sports NS Sat Apr 27

Local businesses, service providers, and makers have have generously donated an incredible selection of deals for you to bid on.

Poster with text: Blind Sports Nova Scotia Charity Auction. Live Auctioneer. Just $5 to bid. Text is set over an image of an auction gavel on a wooden table. Saturday April 27. 7 to 9 pm. Freeman's Fairview. 3671 Dutch Village Rd. Halifax. Find amazing deals, support local business, empower blind athletes. Below text is a graphic of three hands holding up "bid" signs and Blind Sports Nova Scotia logo, including the outline of a person throwing a goalball and wearing eyeshades. Another graphic is a coral coloured circle with the text Deals & Special Offers.
Here are just a few examples of what to expect:
A night’s stay at the Halifax Tower Hotel
Green fees for Chester Golf Club
1 month of unlimited hot yoga at Shanti Hot Yoga
Deals from TunaBlue Inn
Tasty treats from Phat Cookies
Useful cycling goodies & services from Cyclesmith
Gift cards for Amazon.ca, Starbucks, and Dollarama
Climbing with SEVEN BAYS BOULDERING
Stylish swag from Fresh Prints HFX
We’ll share more details and a full list of auction items soon!

Nova Scotia glitters with gold, silver, and bronze, at ON goalball tournament

Three Nova Scotia goalball teams earned some serious hardware last weekend at the Ontario Provincial Goalball tournament!

In the rec. division, our Highlanders overcame Kitchener for gold, and the prolific Ship Recs beat Alberta in a close game to secure bronze.
Our Nova Scotia men’s team earned silver in an energetic final bout with team Ontario, in the elite division.
Nova Scotia women competed in the Open division, losing to Quebec in the bronze medal game, with a score of 1-0.
Congratulations to all who competed! Thank you to our coaches, the event organizers, Ontario Blind Sports Association, and volunteers.
A group of people wearing gold medals in a gymnasium, a dark coloured guide dog stands in front.
Gold medalists, Nova Scotia Highlanders: Coach Matt Bartley, Edward Laba, Ashlee Wournell, Bobby Smith, Samir Aseme, Coach Linda Triff, and Emily Kinnear.
A group of people in a gymnasium wearing silver medals. They're smiling proudly.
Silver medalists, the Nova Scotia men’s team: Coach Linda Triff, Peter Parsons, Matt Gentleman, Griffin Hiltz, Nick Gentleman, Harry Nickerson, coach Matt Bartley.
A group of people standing in a gymnasium wearing bronze medals, a golden coloured guide dog is in front
Bronze medalists, Nova Scotia Ship Recs: Yvon Clement, John Courtney, Adam Noble, Jennifer Macneil-Noble, coach Robyn Merrithew.

Charity Auction for Blind Sports just a month away!

Everyone’s favourite annual fundraiser, the Charity Auction for Blind Sports, is just a month away!

All funds raised support & empower athletes who are blind of all ages. Just $5 at the door!
Bring your friends for an exciting evening, including a live auctioneer and an amazing selection of deals from local businesses. Bid on everything from hotel and spa visits, to savings on food and so much more. Stay tuned to this page for details on auction items!
Send us a message or email us at BlindSportsNS@gmail.com to learn how to donate an item for the auction and promote your business. See you there!

Para Canoe Kayak Invite

The Maskwa Aquatic Club (Bedford) invites anyone who is blind and visually impaired to get involved with Para Canoe!

This program is free. There is no cost to participate.

There are recreational and competitive opportunities available and Para Canoe runs year round.

People kayak during sunset

This could be an excellent cross-training opportunity for goalbal athletes.

Spring through summer, and into the fall, participants are on the water in kayaks or va’a boats.

During winter months, participants transition to what’s called dryland training in an accessible gym. This can include weight and cardio training.

Training is 3 times a week (Monday & Wednesday 6PM-7:30PM, Saturday 12PM-1:30PM)

Para Canoe coaches are committed to adapting the sport and training for all.

To find out more about joining this fun program, get in touch with coach Savannah Sullivan: coach.savannah@maskwa.ca

Nova Scotia wins big at 22nd Montreal Open Goalball Tournament

We are celebrating two major wins for Nova Scotia goalball!

The Nova Scotia women’s goalball team, for the first time in history, earned a medal, taking 2nd place to all-star team ON, at the 22nd Monteal Open Goalball Tournament last weekend.

The Nova Scotia men’s goalball team came out on top, ending a 10-year dry spell and placing 1st, after defeating BC by 1 point in the gold medal game.

Nine people wearing medals around their next and smiling. Eight of them stand against a long goalball net and one sits on the floor in front of them.
The men’s team included Matt Gentleman, Griffin Hiltz, Peter Parsons, and Mason Smith. The women’s team included Contessa Scott, Tarah Sawler, Alexis Nickerson, and Alexis Meunier. Coach for both teams is Linda MacRae Triff.

Thank you Association sportive des aveugles du Québec – ASAQ and all involved in hosting the event.