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We are excited to announce the dates and locations of Senior and Junior Nationals for 2014 and 2015 :
Brantford, Ontario – April 11-13, 2014
Brantford, Ontario – 2015 (Dates TBD)
Calgary, Alberta – April 25-27, 2014
Toronto, Ontario – 2015 (Dates TBD)
See below the submission to the IPC Classification Code Review from Robert Fenton, President of the Canadian Blind Sports Association, on behalf of the Association.
Applications open Sept. 24, 2013 and close October 29, 2013.
The Canadian Paralympic Committee has teamed up with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities on the new Parasport Jumpstart Fund to help more kids get in the game!
This program aims to assist sport and community groups in delivering sport and recreational programs for children between the ages of four and 18, who are financially disadvantaged and living with a disability.
For eligibility details and application instructions, please visit paralympic.ca/jumpstart
Earlier this summer we notified you that Sport Canada would be launching the 2013 Status of the Athlete Survey. The survey is now live, and we would like you to help spread the word! The survey can be found here www.ekos.com/athlete.
The survey is designed to profile the life of a carded athlete in Canada – their training, education, employment, and social and economic aspects of their lives. The research will update information collected regularly since 1990 and is designed to help develop policies and programs that are responsive to the needs of Canadian athletes and reflect the realities of international sport.
Outstanding Performance for Team Canada at the 2013 IBSA Pan American Games and World Youth Championships
Canadian Men win Gold and qualify for World Championships
(Colorado Springs – July 22, 2013) – The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Pan American Games and World Youth Championships wrapped up in Colorado Springs on July 15th, 2013.
The Canadian Men’s Goalball Team won gold defeating London Paralympic Silver Medalist Brazil 6-4 in the semi-final and finished off the tournament with a victory over the USA 8-6. This win for the men qualifies them for the 2014 World Championships in Finland.
The Canadian Women’s Goalball Team played a double round robin against the USA and Brazil with every team beating each other once ending with the USA and Brazil playing for the gold.
The Canadian Junior Men’s Goalball team went undefeated in the round robin, beating the eventual champion Japan. The Juniors placed 4th in the world losing the Bronze medal game to Brazil in throws.
The Canadian Junior Women’s Goalball team, comprised of four girls making their international debut, consistently improved each game of the tournament.
The Canadian Judo athletes combined to win three bronze medals.
Canadian Blind Sports is proud of all the success Canadian athletes who are blind or visually impaired are consistently achieving on the world stage. We acknowledge the excellent work of our Provincial Member Associations, and other National Sport Associations that service athletes who are blind or visually impaired.
Congratulations to all members of Team Canada at the 2013 IBSA Pan American Games and World Youth Championships on an outstanding performance.