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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 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:

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.


7th Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament 1 week away!

The 7th Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament is just a week away!

Admission for spectators is free. Saturday & Sunday, October 28 & 29, we’re proud to be hosting the only competition of its kind in Atlantic Canada.

Stay tuned for schedule details! Live stream of semi & final games will be available on our YouTube channel. Thank you to our gold sponsors for making this sport event possible – CNIB, AMI, Unisys, ACCEL Physiotherapy and Sport Performance Centre, Ocean Contractors Limited.