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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.

 

Sponsor the 7th NS Open Goalball Tournament

Blind Sports NS is proud to be hosting the 7th annual Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament!
Saturday & Sunday, Octobe 28 & 29, 2023 at LeMarchant St Thomas School, Halifax.
Don’t miss the action and the chance to support this incredible event.

The Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament represents the only annual opportunity for local athletes to participate in an organized goalball competition east of Montreal.

This tournament attracts teams from several provinces as well as the USA and features Team Canada national players, several of whom are from the Atlantic region, and will be playing on their own club/provincial teams. As two-time national champs, the Nova Scotia men will be one of the tournament favourites to win the seventh annual Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament.

This tournament offers some of the best competition of the season. We hope to again attract a large audience to cheer on our local competitors.

Sponsorship Package: NSOG Sponsorship Pkg

Charity Auction for Blind Sports NS This weekend! Bidders list

The Charity Auction for Blind Sports NS happens this weekend!

Saturday, April 15 7 to 9 PM Freeman’s 3671 Dutch Village Rd. Halifax. Just $5 at the door to bid with a live auctioneer on incredible deals from local businesses and artists.

With over 100 items and packages to bid on, there’s something for everyone. Get the complete accessible list linked below and make your shopping list!

PDF 2023 BSNS Auction bidders list

Excel 2023 BSNS Auction bidders list

Just to name a few examples of what to expect:

  • Just to name a few examples of what to expect:
  • Everyday shopping, like Costco, Cyclesmith, Fairview Animal Hospital, and grocery cards.
  • Experiences, like the Atlantica Hotel, Get Air, Seven Bays Bouldering, and Thunderbirds tickets.
  • Decor and home essentials, like cookware and one of a kind artwork.
  • A huge selection of spa and self care packages.
  • Fashion, jewellery, and practical buys, like Carhartt, Fresh Prints, Lids, and East Coast Lifestyle.
  • Delicious goodies, a loaf of bread every week for a year, Phat Cookies, Lindt, and Epicure.

A dark and light blue colour scheme Text reads Blind Sports NS Charity Auction To the right, Blind Sports Nova Scotia logo, including outline of person throwing a goalball Text reads Sat, April 15 7-9 pm Freeman’s 3671 Dutch Village Rd Halifax $5 to bid! A fun evening in support of parasport athletes & recreation Amazing deals from local businesses & services! Connect with us: Blind Sports Nova Scotia on Facebook www.blindsportsnovascotia.ca BlindSportsNS@gmail.com Photo 1 - a group of athletes wearing medals and smiling Photo 2 - group of cyclists stand next to tandem bikes outdoors Photo 3 - ankles and feet on a yoga mat, group class Photo 4 - a woman running in a road race with visually impaired on their shirt

Two gold and one silver medal for Nova Scotia at Ontario Tournament

One weekend, three teams, three more medals for Nova Scotia goalball! It was another successful weekend on the goalball court for Nova Scotia at the Ontario Blind Sports Association 2023 Goalball Tournament.

Gold in Divison 1 (competitive men’s) – Team Nova Scotia
Gold in Division 3 (recreation) – NS Highlanders
Silver in Division 3 (recreation) – NS Ship Recs.
Congratulations to all!
14 people wearing blue jerseys and medals around their next stand and sit in a group with arms around each others shoulders. A guide dog sits on the gymnasium floor.
14 people wearing blue jerseys and medals around their next stand and sit in a group with arms around each others shoulders. A guide dog sits on the gymnasium floor. Photo courtesy of Robyn Merrithew.
Team Nova Scotia: Mason Smith, Matt Gentleman, Griffin Hiltz and Peter Parsons.
NS Ship Recs – Yvon Clement, John Courtney, Jennifer MacNeil Noble and Adam Noble.
NS Highlanders: Edward Laba, Caelin Lloyd, Bob Smith, and Linda MacRae Triff (player coach).
Coaches: Linda MacRae Triff, Robyn Merrithew, Peter Laba, Nick Gentleman.