Bianca Borgella: A Journey of Resilience and Triumph

Bianca Borgella’s foray into track and field began modestly during her school years, participating in events ranging from 100m sprints to the 400m dash and the long jump. A muscle tear in middle school momentarily halted her progress, but her determination saw her return stronger. By grade 9, she was… Read More about “Bianca Borgella: A Journey of Resilience and Triumph”

Mick Ferras

Mick Ferras has been helping athletes in various sports at all levels in the community for decades. He graduated from the recreation and leadership program at Conestoga College in 1980 and began looking for a job. After speaking with a friend, Brian Cheevers, Ferras applied to W. Ross Macdonald School in Brantford. He… Read More about “Mick Ferras”

Blind Soccer can’t be ignored!

The positive impact Blind Soccer has had on the community is simply amazing and one to remember. The idea for this event started in 2018 when Matt Greenwood was approached by the Ontario Parasport Collective to consider a project on developing more coaches for blind soccer. An application was developed… Read More about “Blind Soccer can’t be ignored!”

Farewell to Shirley Shelby

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Shirley Shelby on Tuesday, August 24th, 2021. Shirley was Ontario Blind Sports Association’s (OBSA) past president and an iconic figure in the world of blind sports. Shirley Shelby was a passionate and an inspirational leader in sports for the… Read More about “Farewell to Shirley Shelby”

Junior Nationals 2018

With school out for the summer, many of our athletes are enjoying some much-deserved downtime before resuming their training. Some will be joining us for our Summer Sports Camp, others will train privately and some with their organizations. With this in mind, the OBSA wanted to congratulate some of our… Read More about “Junior Nationals 2018”

Goalball players invade WRMS

Ontario’s largest annual goalball competition is always a landmark event and this year’s was a great success! The 2018 Provincial/Eastern Canadian Goalball Championships took place on the first weekend of March at the W. Ross MacDonald School for the Blind in Brantford. Seventeen teams brought a total of seventy athletes… Read More about “Goalball players invade WRMS”

The ultimate goalball: Visually impaired Algonquin student aims for 2020 Paralympics

Hart, 21, was born with Wagner syndrome, a genetic and progressive disease that causes vision loss. Hart began to lose her sight at age seven and says she endured some 50 operations until she lost her vision completely at 14. Hart began playing goalball seriously while attending a school for… Read More about “The ultimate goalball: Visually impaired Algonquin student aims for 2020 Paralympics”