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Achilles Fundraiser Run – March 12, 2017

Goalball Provincial Championships – March 24 – 26, 2017

Humber College Outreach ProgramApril 4th 8am - 12noon

 Goalball Jr. Nationals – April 7 – 10, 2017

Ingersoll Sports Day – May 4, 2017


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OBSA has a NEW ADDRESS:

100 Sunrise Ave, Suite 101
Toronto ON
M4A 1B3

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 NEW HIRES!

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The Ontario Blind Sports Association is pleased to welcome 2 new members to the OBSA team:

Kelly Laing and Randa Gohary.

 Kelly Laing will be joining us as the Program Coordinator and Randa Gohary as the Fund Development and Marketing Coordinator.

Kelly is will be taking over for Greg Theriault, who has taken a position with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. CONGRATS Greg! You will be missed, and we are excited to see the work you will do moving forward.  

 


 

2017 CAO Coaches Conference Registration is Open!

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Register by clicking the link below!

                                     http://www.coachesontario.ca/conference/

  



Achilles Run

 We have purchased spots/teams for the annual Achilles St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Walk through the heart of downtown Toronto. We would love to invite you to come out and participate for FREE! For those participants who want to raise pledges for this event, 50% of the pledges raised will go back towards your training. The 2017, run/walk will take place on Sunday, March 12th beginning and ending at Steam Whistle Brewing, The Roundhouse, just south of the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre on Bremner Boulevard.

 The Achilles St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Walk benefits Achilles Canada, a non-profit organization that provides people with various disabilities an opportunity to receive the physical, psychological, and communal benefits of running.

 For more information or to sign up, please contact Randa Gohary, randa@blindsports.on.ca
 

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Parasport Games! 

The Ontario ParaSport Games is a program of the Government of Ontario, delivered by host municipalities in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and ParaSport Ontario. The Games promote public awareness of the para-sports and showcase Ontario’s best athletes.

The Games provide host communities with an opportunity to make their community barrier-free and leave a legacy for persons with a disability in their community. The games are supported by the Government of Ontario, ParaSport Ontario and the Games Organizing Committee proudly made up of members of the host community. The Games will also be supported by hundreds of local volunteers and spectators who are all focused on making a lasting and favourable impression.

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Check It Out!

Check out OBSA athlete Travis Cudney Teach 3 time Olympic gold medalist Jennifer Botterill how to play goalball as a part of CBC Sports Day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kJ8W9RVjGQ&feature=youtu.be&list=PLPZ40gM7aDFAxBws2g-cHXeLdg6U_uoRD 


 


 

 



OBSA Summer Sports Camp Video Launch

Check out our new OBSA Summer Sports Camp video!

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Update on 2014 Senior Goalball Nationals

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The 2014 Senior Goalball nationals were held in Calgary Alberta this past weeken - Apr-25-27. 

Ontario was represented by a women's and a men's team. 

The Women's team was represented by:

Whitney Bogart, Tiana Knight, Cassie Orgeles and Jillian MacSween. 
Coach, Jennifer McMillan
Assistant coach, Amy Burk. 

The men's team was represented by:

Aaron Prevost, Justin Lowrey, Brandon King, Tony Fraser and Arvin Carandang.
Coach, Kevin Rawlings.
Assistant coach, Glen Wade

Our women had a very strong tournament. For the seventh straight year, they took home the gold medal demonstrating their dominance from start to finish and their depth as well.
Under the guidance and leadership of Jennifer and Amy this team functions like a well-oiled machine!

Our men battled hard through out the tournament. They gained experience and showed progress as each game was played. 

With Kevin, the team's new coach at the helm, the team learned a lot from each other as the tournament progressed and they showed great signs that they are on the right track and that the best is yet to come!! 

OBSA is extremely proud of these athletes and coaches who represented themselves and our organization in a professional and dedicated manner! They are doing an amazing job of leading by example and demonstrating great sportsmanship. 


Ontario wins Gold, Silver and Bronze at Goalball Junior Nationals 

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The Ontario Men’s and Women’s Goalball Teams won a gold, silver and bronze medal at the National Junior Goalball Championships which were held at the W.Ross Macdonald School this past weekend. The Junior tournament is for athletes who are 20 years of age or younger. Teams from British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the Host Province Ontario took part in the tournament. 

In the men’s division, The Ontario White Team earned a bronze medal by defeating Team West (British Columbia and Alberta) 12 -5. Simon Braham led Ontario with 6 goals.  Nathan Lamont had 5 goals and Palmer Douglas added a single goal. The other member of Team Ontario was T. J. Gill. They were coached by Drew Finucane.

In the Men’s gold medal match, New Brunswick defeated the three- time defending champion Ontario All Blacks by a score of 2-1.  Justin Lowrey had the lone goal for Ontario. Simon Richard scored both goals for New Brunswick. Ontario was unable to capitalize on their opportunities throughout the game including not being able to score on three penalty shots. Members of the Ontario team were Justin Lowrey, Kyle Brunet, Brice Parker and Arvin Carandang. They are coached by Bob Mannen and Mike Breuls. 

The men’s All Tournament team consisted of Justin Lowrey (Ontario), Simon Richard (New Brunswick) and Guillaume LeBlanc (New Brunswick). 

Emma Reinke scored with one minute left in the second overtime period to give the Ontario Junior Trilliums a 4-3 victory over the Alberta Junior Team. Meagan Mahon led Ontario with 2 goals and Gen Hart added a single goal. Mahon also had a crucial penalty shot save in the second overtime period for Team Ontario. Members of Team Ontario included, Meghan Mahon, Emma Reinke, Gen Hart, Jill Havens and Alison leach. They are coached by Annette Carmen and Jen McMillan. 

In the bronze medal match Team Alberta Youth defeated British Columbia 7-5.

The women’s All Tournament team consisted of Meghan Mahon (Ontario), Emma Reinke (Ontario) and Ruby Soliman (Alberta Junior’s). Check out the Brantford Expositor for more on the story!


 

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