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Ready & Able: Men’s National Goalball team programming cancelled

Please share far & wide to help us raise awareness! Thanks to CBC Nova Scotia speaking with Peter Parsons, member of Men’s National Goalball Team and Chair of Blind Sports NS. “Members of the Men’s National Goalball team are concerned an announcement by the Canadian Blind Sport Association (CBSA) to cancel their national team programming could mean an end to the existence of men’s goalball in Canada. Peter Parsons is a member of the men’s national goalball team and chair of Blind Sport Nova Scotia. He explains the repercussions of this decision and what they are doing about it.”


3 Medals for Nova Scotia Goalball at Eastern Canadians!

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!

Check out the Chronicle Herald news article. 

NS ship recs, coaches, team golden guide dog Lennie NS Youth teams Blizzards & Bluenoses group photo with coaches All NS Youth & Ship Recs teams & coachesAll photos courtesy of Robyn Merrithew


Charity Auction for Blind Sports NS – May 25 2019

Join us for a fun evening in support of sport, recreation, and fitness programs for Nova Scotians of all ages living with vision loss.

Pictured on the poster are: "Deals & special offers". A blonde woman running in a vest that reads "visually impaired", a pair on a tandem bike outdoors, a young goal ball player in eyeshades, and a group of ankles & feet in a fog class.  Blind Sports NS Charity Auction Saturday, May 25 6pm Bubba Rays Too 7071 Bayers Rd Halifax $5 at the door includes auction paddle & drink! A fun evening in support of sport, recreation, and fitness programs for Nova Scotians of all ages living with vision loss. Amazing deals from local businesses & services! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter,
Blind Sports NS Charity Auction poster

Find amazing deals from supporting businesses & services in the community! $5 at the door includes auction paddle & drink.

Want to donate an auction item or get more info? Please connect with us on Facebook or email us at

Goalball Glides into Cape Breton

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.

Cape Breton Post Article – Goalball Glides into Cape Breton

Three-year-old Lily Carmichael takes off her blindfold goggles as she speaks to women’s senior provincial goalball player Jennie Bovard of Halifax. - Contributed
Three-year-old Lily Carmichael takes off her blindfold goggles as she speaks to women’s senior provincial goalball player Jennie Bovard of Halifax. – Contributed


Come Try Tandem Biking! We’re looking for volunteer pilots and blind or partially sighted riders.

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!

Email us at or message us on Facebook by searching Blind Sports Nova Scotia.

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 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


USA White wins the first annual Nova Scotia Open!

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 us for the Nova Scotia Open – November 20-22nd

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.

Cost: FREE!!

Programme and Schedule
Watch and Listen to the tournament Live online

Inside a light blue banner across the top of page, the poster reads: Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament 2015 in darker blue letters and a high-contrast stick figure wearing eye shades throwing a goalball to the right. Below the banner text reads: Made Possible by Within a black border the logos of the following sponsors & supporters are pictured: Accel Physiotherapy & Sport Performance Centre; Accessible Media Inc.; Doctors Nova Scotia; Bryant Realty Atlantic; Bedford Bank of Montreal; Ocean Contractors-Built on Quality; Halifax Harbourside Rotary Club; HALIFAX and Councillors for Districts: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 15, & 16; Premium Awards & Recognition Ltd.; Dr. Michele Molinari; Insight Optometry Group; Agropur Dairy Cooperative; Jeff's Catering; Aerobics First; Parsons ICF Construction; Pizza Pizza; Atlantica Hotel; Maureen McDonald; Below the sponsor logos is a big Thank You black text. On the very bottom right corner reads Hosted by Blind Sports NS


Check out this fantastic audio documentary, completed by a journalism student at Kings College, about Blind Sports NS’s own Stephanie Berry. Link below.

Her Strength in Numbers

 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.