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Team attending the International Blind Sports Federation World Championships in Seoul, Korea

Canadian Blind Sports is pleased to present the team attending the International Blind Sports Federation World Championships and Games being held in Seoul, Korea from May 8 -18th. Feel free to connect to the Seoul 2015 website to receive up to date information on the games. The contingent will be lead by Chef de Mission, Louise Gaborieau and is comprised of a Men’s and Women’s Goalball teams, as well as Powerlifting, Judo and Athletics.

Women’s Goalball team representing Canada:
Ashlie Andrews
Whitney Bogart
Amy Burk
Cassie Orgeles
Jillian MacSween
Nancy Morin
Co-Coach: Trent Farebrother
Co-Coach: Nathalie Seguin

Men’s Goalball team representing Canada:
Brendan Gaulin
Aron Ghebreyohannes
Oliver Pye
Doug Ripley
Simon Tremblay
Ahmad Zeividavi
Co-Coach: Darren Hamilton
Co-Coach: Matt Morrow

Goalball Team Leader: Shane Esau

Judo athletes representing Canada:
Alex Radoman
Priscilla Gagne
Tony Walby
Justin Karn
Coach: Andrzej Sadej

Powerlifters representing Canada:
Tim Eckert
Robert Truchon
Coach: Sheldon Duncan
Vanessa Murby
Guide: Eva Fejes

Athletics athlete representing Canada:
Vanessa Murby
Guide: Eva Fejes

Please join us in cheering for our team as we look forward to optimum performances from all of our athletes.

(Français) Athlètes sélectionnés pour représenter le Canada lors du Championnat du monde de l’IBSA

Canadian Blind Sports Association would like to congratulate the following athletes for being selected to represent Canada in Goalball at the 2015 IBSA World Games in Seoul, Korea on May 8-18, 2015.

Brendan Gaulin – British Columbia
Bruno Hache – Québec
Oliver Pye – Nova Scotia
Doug Ripley – British Columbia
Simon Tremblay – Québec
Ahmad Zevidhavi – British Columbia

Aron Ghebreyohannes – Alberta
Peter Parsons – Nova Scotia
John Tee – British Columbia


Ashlie Andrews – British Columbia
Whitney Bogart – Ontario
Amy Burk – Ontario
Jillian MacSween – Ontario
Nancy Morin – Ontario
Cassie Orgeles – Ontario

Tiana Knight – Alberta
Angel Lu Lebel – Alberta
Carla Shibley – Alberta

15th Annual Montreal Open Goalball Tournament and Officials Clinic

15th Annual Montreal Open Goalball Tournament
When: January 23-25, 2015
Who: 10 men teams and 6 women teams will compete

For more information, please contact Nathalie at

Officials Clinic

There will be an officials clinic taking place January 22-25th, 2015.

There would be no cost but participants will pay their own transportation and lodging.

IBSA criteria:
• Candidates for Level I – must have at least 3 years national experience, minimum of 20 games as a referee or 10 different tournaments as a table official.
Annually, Level I Referees must referee a minimum of 4 games at 2 different local or international events (total 8 games).

• Level I – if one year missed, must re-qualify as Level I

Level I candidates will be examined by a Course Conductor or a Senior Course Conductor. Examination to certify at this level can occur at any national or international event. Candidates must attend a two/three-day course and pass an open-book written examination and a practical examination, both in English.

If you are interested in being a part of this clinic, please contact or

Goalball Nationals

We are very pleased to announce the date and location of Senior and Junior Nationals for 2015.

Junior Nationals
Where: W. Ross MacDonald School (Brantford, Ontario)
When: April 10th-12th, 2015

Senior Nationals
Where: Upper Canada College (200 Lonsdale Rd, Toronto, ON M4V 1W6)
When: April 17th – 19th, 2015

There are a block of rooms booked at a Holiday Inn just north of the College at a discounted rate of $119/room.

Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor Yorkville
280 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON M5S 1V8
Phone 1-877-660-8550

Nathalie Seguin and Trent Farebrother named as Co-Coaches of Canadian Women’s Goalball Team

September 30, 2014

Vancouver, BC

Canadian Blind Sports is pleased to announce the appointment of Trent Farebrother & Nathalie Seguin as the Co-Coaches leading the Canadian Women’s National Goalball Team in the 2014-2015 season. CBSA is very excited to have these two well respected and skilled coaches leading the National Team into the 2015 IBSA Games in Seoul, South Korea and the 2015 Para Pan-Am Games in Toronto.

“I am very pleased with the selection of these successful coaches and know that they will be successful in leading our Women’s Goalball Team back to the podium in 2016 & 2020″ stated Shane Esau, High Performance Director for Canadian Blind Sports.

Canadian Blind Sports Association (CBSA) is the national governing body for competitive goalball in Canada. From supporting clubs to developing a competitive National Team, Canadian Blind Sports Association works to grow sport for individuals who are blind & visually impaired.

For more information:
Shane Esau
High Performance Director, Canadian Blind Sports Association