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Gaulin Scores 6 in Canada's Loss to Belgium

July 1, 2014, Espo Finland -
Canada lost its fourth game of the World Goalball Championships this evening to Belgium, 12-6. Brendan Gaulin of Vancouver, B.C. scored all six of Canada's goals.
Canada plays Japan in its only game tomorrow

Canada suffers First Loss at Goalball World Championships

June 30, 2014, Espo Finland -
Lithuania defeated Canada 13-3 this evening at the Goalball World Championships in Espo Finland. Brendan Gaulin of Vancouver B.C. scored twice in a losing cause for Canada. Canada's remaining goal was scored by Bruno Hache of Montreal, Quebec.

Canada has games against China and Belgium tomorrow (July 1) afternoon and evening respectively.

Goalball Championships 2014

The CBSA National Goalball Championships are coming up this month.
Junior Goalball Championships,
April 11th to 13th, 2014, in Brantford Ontario.
Senior Goalball Championships,
April 25th to 27th, 2014, in Calgary Alberta.
Good luck to our BC athletes.

Courage Canada Hockey Tournament 2014

March 2014 - To all BCBSRA members,
Your Vancouver Eclipse Blind Hockey team has returned from the 2nd annual Courage Canada national Blind Hockey Tournament that was held in Toronto, March 21 – 23. It was a great tournament - Read more....

Eclipse vs Giants - Blind Hockey Youtube Video

September 2013 - Watch the September 25th event.
or view on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q83lbAiAQXM&

The Benefits of Participation in Dragon Boating

Six years ago I abruptly lost most of my eyesight due to a rare illness. Since then I’ve learned a lot of things…. The dragon boat experience has exceeded all my expectations. Read the full story, click here.

Ladner Lawn Bowls Event

On Tuesday, July 23 Ladner Lawn Bowling Club hosted 12 visually impaired bowlers from various clubs in the province. Clubs represented were Burnaby, Coquitlam, Kelowna, Victoria, Nanaimo and Ladner. We played Pairs with each team playing 2 ten end games. Two of the 6 teams won both their games. Matt Yole and Jay Gatley placed 1st with 2 wins and +9 points. Dave Ruckman and Susan Flanagan were 2nd with 2 wins and +8 points.All the bowlers seemed to enjoy playing on Ladner’s new artificial surface. All were very appreciative of the hospitality shown by the members of the club. They were great hosts, served a delicious lunch and their markers did a very efficient job. We hope the club will invite us back in the future,
Special thanks to:

  1. Susan Flanagan for her willingness to fill the empty spot to complete the final pair.
  2. BC Blind Sports for covering the costs of the lunch and providing the transportation to and from the ferry as well as getting others to the green.
  3. Vi and Al Hanet for travelling from Kelowna to participate and also for bringing a new director to work with Matt.
  4. Matt Yole for approaching his club and convincing them to host this event.

Below is a video highlighting blind bowls.

Run for Light

May 14, 2013 - At a recent Board of Directors meeting it was decided that due to the increasing cost, staff and volunteer time commitment and the fluctuation in revenue from the run due to weather dependence and the number of other recreational opportunities available in Vancouver, the association has determined that we need to ensure we put our resources into physical activity programs for British Columbians who are blind or visually impaired. We have therefore determined that we will not hold a Run for Light in 2013. BC Blind Sports will explore other options for events in the future.

BC Blind Sports thanks our supporters, volunteers, staff, donors, participants and the community who have contributed to the Run over the past 33 years.

If you would like more information on BC Blind Sports please contact our office at info@bcblindsports.bc.ca

2013 Goalball Nationals

Congratulations to the BC Men's team that finished first at the CBSA Nationals in Halifax, and to the Women's team for their bronze medal finish. Doug Ripley was named MVP.

Men's Team: John Tee, Doug Ripley, Brendan Gaulin, Ahmad Zeivdavi
Women's Team: Angel Lu-lebel, Brenda Luke, Karen Liu, Ashlie Andrews.
Coaches: Robert Lebel and Cherie Lu
Support staff: Susan Flanagan

100 Mile House finishes 4th in Western Blind Curling Championships

The 100 Mile House Blind Curling team played well during this grueling competition against curlers from BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. More...

Courage Canada National Blind Hockey Tournament Synopsis

Your Vancouver Eclipse did very well on their respective teams with 2 players and a coach winning Gold, 2 players and a coach winning Silver and another 2 players and a coach winning the Bronze. In addition, 2 of our players won the MVP and Most Sportsman like awards. More...

Official Opening of Accessible Trail in Qualicum Bay

June 23, 2012 at Lioness Blvd Trailhead, 10:00 a.m.
Join the Regional District of Nanaimo as they open 2.5 km of accessible woodland trail, part of the Lighthouse Country Regional Trail. This is a trail for everyone, including those who haven’t done much walking and may be hesitant to try out a five km walk in the woods. Easily done in less than an hour, this accessible trail helps folks of all ages and abilities to get out and get active. Come out and try it, and be sure to bring along your family and friends.
For more information, visit www.rdn.bc.ca.

Encouraging Physical Activity for Preschoolers
with Visual Impairment

A DVD & Written Guide for Parents
BC Blind Sports has created a DVD and written guide that shows parents how to encourage physical activity in preschool children who are visually impaired. Please contact us if you would like a copy of the DVD and/or written guide, or if you have any questions regarding physical activity for people with visual impairment. We are here to help. DVD only $5.
DVD & Resource Guide $30
Download the Brochure - Word version | .pdf version


We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

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