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!
Join us for a fun evening in support of sport, recreation, and fitness programs for Nova Scotians of all ages living with vision loss.
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We had a great time sharing goalball with Cape Breton on the weekend and we’re not finished yet! If you’re interested in giving goalball a try or would like to organize a demonstration, we’d love to hear from you.
UPDATE – RAIN DATE: If you were interested in attending our try out tandem biking event this coming Sunday, July 10th. Regrettably, due to the poor weather forecast, we have rescheduled the event for Saturday, July 16th from 2 to 4pm. We really hope you can make it!
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We 3 helmets available for stokers, but we encourage pilots to bring their own.
Join us on Sunday, July 10th in Halifax from 10 to noon and try out tandem biking for fun & recreation. Please check us out on Facebook or email email@example.com for more information and to RSVP.
Tandem biking (on a bicycle built for two) makes getting active in the great outdoors with friends old and new more accessible for individuals who are blind or partially sighted. Blind Sports Nova Scotia’s Tandem Bike Club is excited to be hosting a try-it and training day for both new volunteer pilots and stokers.
A pilot is a sighted individual who rides up front, steers the bike, shifts gears, and communicates effectively with the stoker. The stoker in this case is a person with vision loss who rides on the back of the bike, pedals, and communicates effectively with the pilot. Pilots should be confident riding a bike, have experience riding in different environments, and be a good verbal communicator.
Blind Sports Nova Scotia’s tandem bike club provides short and long term tandem bike loans to individuals with vision loss. We also welcome and appreciate volunteer pilots.
More information for volunteers: BSNS TANDEM BIKE VOLUNTEER 2016
More information for blind and partially sighted riders; BSNS TANDEM BIKE CLUB 2016 POSTER
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.
Check out this fantastic audio documentary, completed by a journalism student at Kings College, about Blind Sports NS’s own Stephanie Berry. Link below.
Stephanie Berry describes the importance of teamwork and independence in her life, and how she experiences both through goalball.Photo description: Stephanie slides to her left, blocking & grabbing the ball, while playing centre for the NS women’s goalball team.