What is Sports Day
OBSA Sports Day is an initiative made possible through cooperating with local school board’s vision programs, local sports clubs and other partner organizations. Sports Days provide groups of visually impaired students the opportunity to make new friends, try new things and have fun while being introduced to the world of sports. In order to provide the best experience possible for the students OBSA brings in expert coaches and Paralympic athletes to help introduce a variety of sports and get students excited about active play. OBSA Sports Day is all about the students and showing them what is possible through good sport.
This initiative is made possible through financial contributions from the Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport
Testimonials From Participants
Student, Grade 8 - "I got to make some new friends and also got to play sports like goalball. I played some sports like soccer and showed off my skills in track and field events. I recommend this trip to anyone because it’s a great experience, you get to meet new friends"
Student, Grade 1- "My favourite sport was soccer. It was a 10/10 day. I kicked with my left and right foot."
Student, Grade 3 - "We even got to roll the goalball and we even got to play defence. And it was amazing to play goalball."
Student, Grade 12 - "I had a great time and I learned so many interesting things. I got to meet many interesting people who had disabilities. One of the people who inspired me was Jason Dunkerley, a visually impaired athlete who ran in the Paralympics and won medals. He achieved his goals and followed his dreams. I never knew that someone who was visually impaired could compete in the Olympics. It made me think of myself and of what I could do."
Student, Grade 6 - "Village I made a variety of new friends too. They were a variety of ages and had a variety of eye conditions. I even met a variety of adults, such as teachers and volunteers. I even took a picture with a Paralympian – Jason Dunkerley. It was the best day of my life!"
Student, Grade 7 - "When I go again, I want to do all the sports like basketball, volleyball, and tennis. I would like to play my favourite sport with my new friend."