Canadian Blind Sports Association
Key dates for the 2015-2016 year
• September 26 – 27 Vancouver Washington Youth Tournament
• November 20 – 22 Nova Scotia Tournament
• January 22 to 24 Finland Pajulahti Games
• January 29, 30, 31 Montreal Open
• February 12 to 14 Portland Tournament
• February 12 to 14 Malmo Open Tournament
• February 19-21 National Team Testing West- Location TBD
• February 20-21- Michigan Tournament Date
• February 26 – 28 National Team Testing East – Location TBD
• March 11-13 – Courage Canada Blind Hockey Tournament
• April 8-10 New Jersey tournament
• April 8-10 Junior Nationals TBD
• April 22-24 Senior Nationals Quebec, Quebec
• April 29 to May 1 Défi Sportif
• May 05 to 08 Malmo Lady and Men Intercup
• May 20-22 Slovenia/ Lithuania Tournament
• Sept 7 – 18 2016 Paralympic Games
Other events CBSA is involved in or Key Dates:
• November 2015 Call for Bids for 2017 and 2018 Junior and Senior Goalball Nationals
• January 15, 2016 Deadline for Bids for 2017 and 2018 Junior and Senior Goalball Nationals
• January 16, 2016 deadline for Application to Participate- National Team and AAP Selection (to CBSA office)
• February 15, 2016 Classification Forms due to CBSA Office
• February 15, 2016 New Athletes to have reviewed the CCES education tools
• March 15, 2016 Announce National Team Pool
• March 25 – 28 Easter Weekend
• May 2016 – announcement of hosts for 2017 and 2018 Junior and Senior Goalball Nationals
• May 5 to 7- SEEING BEYOND THE HORIZON 2016 – Vancouver, This is a Canadian Conference for Educators, Parents and Professionals working with Infants, Children, Youth and Young Adults who are Blind, Deafblind or Partially Sighted. (formerly known as Canadian Vision Teacher’s Conference).
• June 11 – 12, 2016 CBSA AGM
• August 15 2016- Final announcement of National Team Rankings and AAP Recommendations
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, has proclaimed 2015 as the “Year of Sport” in Canada. The overarching theme is Canada: A Leading Sport Nation.
The proclamation celebrates the role sport plays in our Canadian identity and encourages Canadians to participate in and seek the benefits of sport. From our local playgrounds, to recreational sport leagues all the way to our inspiring high performance athletes, sport is vital to the cultural fabric of our nation.
The Year of Sports is a proactive pan-Canadian celebration. It will build momentum on the road to 2017 and the 150th anniversary of Confederation by tapping into the rich history of Canadian sport, including past sport milestones, the contributions of individual Canadians, and Canada’s contribution to the world of sport. It focuses on making the most of existing sport events and other celebratory activities to highlight the advantages of sport to Canadians.
Throughout 2015, we encourage all Canadians to celebrate sport in their neighbourhoods, towns or to get involved as a volunteer or spectator in one of the 60+ international single-sport events and approximately 55 national single-sport championships being hosted in Canada.
To see the full list of events, please visit the Calendar of Events.
Please join all Canadians and celebrate the Year of Sport by getting involved and taking part in the celebrations with your family and friends.
All Canadians are invited to visit Sport Canada’s digital channels and use the #YearofSport and #AnnéeduSport hashtags.