Call for Volunteers! Nov 5 & 6 Halifax

Call for volunteers! Please email if interested. Training, meals & snacks, provided.

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After two years off due to the pandemic, we are excited to host our 6th Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament on November 5 & 6 at LeMarchant – St. Thomas Elementary, 6141 Watt Street, Halifax.
We are just three weeks away from hosting this men’s tournament that will feature five Canadian teams and one American team.
We are looking for volunteer goal judges, timers and scorekeepers. Below are the volunteer shifts available. Shift 5 are the playoff games and we are looking for experienced volunteers for that shift.
Please let us know which shift(s) you would like. Shifts are available on a first come first serve basis.
2022 Nova Scotia Open Volunteer Shifts
Shift 1 – Sat, November 5 – 8:30 AM to 12:35 PM
Shift 2 – Sat, November 5 – 12:10 PM to 4:15 PM
Shift 3 – Sat, November 5 – 3:50 PM to 7:55 PM
Shift 4 – Sun, November 6 – 7:30 AM to 11:20 PM
Shift 5 – Sun, November 6 – 10:55 AM to 4:00 PM

National Coahces Week

It’s National Coaches Week and we are thanking goalball coaches Linda MacRae Triff, Peter Parsons, and all the dedicated coaches out there! We are so grateful for you and all you do for the community through sport and so much more.

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Nova Scotia Comes out on top at ON Parasport Games

Flashback Friday to last weekend and the 2022 Ontario Parasport Games! Nova Scotia was very well represented and came out on top. Here’s a recap from Peter Parsons, athlete, coach, and Blind Sports NS Chair.
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“Our Nova Scotia team with me, Mason and our 13 year old Harry beat the Ontario men’s provincial team in the gold medal in the competitive D1A. We also had Yvon as our back up player and Linda and Robyn coaching as well as Broden helping out all of our teams. Our Nova Scotia juniors with Nick, Matt, Griffin and Edward lost a close 11-8 game in the 3 vs 4 game against the team that had two men’s national team pool players on it from BC and Quebec. The NS Juniors beat them in their first game of the tournament. It was a great experience for the junior boys having some good close games in a senior men’s tournament.
We also had Samir, who is one of our players on one of our rec teams, win the gold medal in the D1B competitive division with two players from Ontario who are on our women’s national team.
In the rec division we had the Bluenosers win gold. The Bluenosers consisted of Edward, John and Alexis B. Atlantic won silver. Atlantic consisted of Ashlee, Samir, Alex (from NB!), and Linda (player/coach). The Blizzrds beat the Ontario team in the rec division in the 3 vs 4 game. The Blizzards consisted of Yvon, Alexis N, Emily and Samantha. Unfortunately, they did not give out bronze medals. The gold and silver medals they did give out were some of the nicest medals I’ve seen in a provincial or national level event.
It was a great experience for all on the court as well as making friends off the court. I’m very proud of all the players. Thanks again to our coaches Linda and Robyn. Thanks to Broden for helping out!”
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Nova Scotia men snatch bronze at goalball Nationals

Congratulations to all who competed last weekend at this year’s Canadian Senior Goalball Nationals! We’re especially proud of the Nova Scotia men’s goalball team, who snatched bronze!

This marks the 8th straight medal for Nova Scotia at Nationals. The future of goalball in Nova Scotia is bright!
Pictured is the team with bronze medals. From left to right – #4 Mike Grant, #2 Mason Smith, #5 Peter Parsons, #1 Nick Gentleman, coach Linda MacRae Triff.

1st Atlantic Open Goalball Tournament a Success

We are still feeling the excitement that was the first Atlantic Open Goalball Tournament last weekend!
We were proud to host this event, made possible by incredible sponsors ACCEL Physiotherapy and Sport Performance Centre and AMI.
Thanks to the volunteers, referees, athletes, coaches, and all those who came out to show support, it was a stellar goalball event.
Congratulations to all who participated!
Women’s Division:
3rd place Atlantic
2nd place Nova Scotia Rec.
1st place  Nova Scotia Storm
Men’s Division:
3rd place Bluenosers
2nd place New Brunswick
1st place Blizzards
Photos courtesy of Shanna Kinnear (edited):
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