Janus Band Reunion Concert & Fund Raiser

Nova Scotia’s own Terry Kelly teams up with the Halifax School for the Blind Janus Band for a once in a lifetime reunion show!

Featuring: John Greer, Terry Main, Paul English, Mike Day, Alfred Larter, Bill Livingston, Huey Rhyno, Barry Abbott, and special guest Tarah Sawler

Funds raised support Blind Sports Nova Scotia and the APSEA Auxilliary, providing students with special toys and adaptive materials to enhance development of their sensory, motor and communication skills.

Saturday, October 15th
Celebration from 7pm to Midnight
APSEA Cafeteria 5940 South Street, 2nd building

Tickets are only $10 with a cash bar
Silent Auction Included
For advanced ticket sales call Patsy
902 429 3785 / auxiliary@apsea.ca
or Peter 902-404-5263 / info@blindsportsnovascotia.ca

Check out the Facebook Event Page



Rio 2016 Paralympics Wrap Up

First off, Four visually impaired Paralympians beat Olympic gold time in 1,500

Here’s your Rio 2016 Goalball highlights update! Go Canada Go!

Day 4 saw Canadian men lost a tough game to Algeria 17-13 and the women to China 8-3. On Day 5, the Canadian men played with heart but lost 7-3 against Sweden, while the women shut out Australia 6 to 0.

Goalball quarterfinals get underway today, with Canada’s men taking on Lithuania at 6pm. At 7:30pm, the Canadian women challenge our U.S.A. neighbours! Canadian Canadian Paralympic Team Canadian Blind Sports/Sports Aveugles Canada

Day 4 morning highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmOAz1Mc2rA

Day 5 morning highlights- https://youtu.be/JEqJeO-_5eg

Day 5 evening highlights- https://youtu.be/Xh1r7_aalOE

Day 6 morning highlights – https://youtu.be/T5ldmOBn3-I

Canadian Blind Sports/Sports Aveugles Canada                         September 14 

Team Canada Men’s Team played an exceptional game against Goalball powerhouse Lithuania.
The team lead 2-1 at half-time, and were tied 4-4 at full-time. The two teams remained tied through 1 overtime period. 

Unfortunately, the team could not withstand the onslaught, succumbing 5-4 at 1:35 of the second overtime.

As an organization, we are extremely proud of these 6 young men. Tokyo here we come!

Unfortunately, the Rio 2016 Paralympics are over for Canadian Goalball. The women played a hard-fought defensive battle against the US, losing 2-0 on two goals by Jen Armbruster.

The six women Played exceptional, but could not find a hole in the tight US Defence!

Here’s hoping Lithuania men & US women win gold as we would place 5th with both teams (highest ranking we can have not being in the semi-finals).

2016 Rio Paralympics – Goalball Highlights

We’re trying to up-to-date on the all the Rio 2016 Paralympic action, especially goalball! Yesterday, the Canadian men took the first goalball win, beating Germany 5 to 7. The Canadian women’s goalball team beat Ukraine 3 to 2 today. Unfortunately, the goalball live stream is not working, but you can find the schedule & results here : https://www.rio2016.com/en/paralympics/goalball

Follow games live with play-by-play with the Rio 2016 app.

Day 1 Highlights: 
morning – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuPwjm9g9jI
evening – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNoCsaiuHtk

Volunteer Pilot Orientation (Tandem Biking)

Join us to learn more about the tandem bike club and how to be an effective volunteer tandem bike pilot for individuals with vision loss. We’ll also cover the basics of sighted-guide technique and you can experience riding as a stoker under blindfold.
How it Works
Tandem biking (on a bicycle for 2), with the help of a volunteer pilot, makes getting active in the great outdoors with friends, family, and peers more accessible for individuals who are blind and partially sighted. A pilot rides in front, steering, shifting gears, and communicating effectively with the stoker (person riding on the back seat).
Ways to Ride with Us
Become a Pilot – Receive training from an experienced pilot then choose to pilot for individual requests and/or group and event rides! You should be confident riding a bike, have experience riding in different environments, and be a good verbal communicator.
Don’t worry if you can’t make it to this event, we still welcome you to volunteer, as we offer training on an ongoing basis.
tandem biking