After several months of qualifiers, trials and a National tournament in Halifax that saw over 250 of Canada’s strongest and most passionate dodgeball athletes showcase their talents, the 2017 Team Canada rosters have been decided. On behalf of dodgeball communities from across the country, we thank everyone for their passion and appreciation for the process and embracing the connections and bridges being built across Canada.
The National Team Selections Committee (NTSC) deliberated in-person on the talent being represented from coast-to-coast and constructively have built a men’s and women’s team adhering to the 2017 Team Canada vision, as both programs look to capture success on home soil. At this time, Dodgeball Canada would like to thank the following members of the NTSC for their relentless effort, thoughtful considerations, commitment and time they’ve invested to build Team Canada.
“We are pleased to announce the selected host cities for the 2017 and 2018 National Championship Tournaments!
On December 16th, our league members were asked to submit an application to host the National Championship Tournament & Tryout for 2017, 2018 & 2019. Dodgeball Canada received expressions of interest from 10 league members across the nation, and in the end, made awards to only 2 of them. A selection committee was formulated consisting of 2 board members (Bethel Lascano & Graeme Morrison), 5 league members (Dodgeball Ottawa, Hammercity Dodgeball, Downtown Dodgeball, Dodgeball PEI and Sarnia Adult Dodgeball League) and 1 Class C Member (Alex Svetlovksy). No applications to host were from the respective provinces of each selection committee member. Their purpose was to critically review and provide scores to ultimately decide the successful applications to host. The committee was also asked to critically assess the selection process itself with hopes to improve the process for the next coming years. On December 28th, the committee met and made a decision.
For 2017, the committee decided to award Nova Scotia Dodgeball with the opportunity to host. Their proposed date is for April of 2017 in the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Exact dates and venue will be confirmed soon.
For 2018, the committee decided to award Dodgeball Winnipeg with the opportunity to host in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
For 2019, the committee decided to defer the selection, suggesting that factors between now and then might result in a significant difference in both the event and the bid process itself.
We are excited to share the responsibility with Nova Scotia Dodgeball and Dodgeball Winnipeg in bringing our nation to Play Together once again as we celebrate dodgeball in Canada!”
The NSD Board is EXTREMELY excited to announce that we have been selected by Dodgeball Canada to host the 2017 national Team Selection Tryout her in Halifax, Nova Scotia!
We know that this will be a very long road to April when we host the best players from across Canada to show their talent, but we are ready for the challenge ahead of us.
We want to thank the selection committee who believed that we could host this event and for allowing us to showcase what Nova Scotia Dodgeball has to offer. We also want to thank every single person who had a hand in helping us with our bid to host: Corey, Steven, Jennifer, Amy, Brogan, George, Spencer, Meghan, Chilli, Lisa, Adam, Jeff, and Joey… THANK YOU!!
NSD believes that this event will not only allow us to showcase this beautiful province to the rest of the dodgeballers across the country; but it will also allow local players, who haven’t had a chance to experience dodgeball at a high skill level, to see what truly competitive dodgeball looks like.
Over the coming weeks we will be looking for sponsors and volunteers in many ways, shapes and forms. Anyone wishing to give us a hand in organizing this event, please message us on Facebook or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before we get to the usual business of who is playing with who and at time, let’s talk about TEAM CANADA AT THE WORLD DODGEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS!
The Ginger of Oz Dodgeball Tournament
Tournament season is just around the corner folks, and to start it off, we have The Ginger of Oz Dodgeball Tour on Saturday, August 13th at Prospect Road Community Centre!
More information can be found on the Ginger of Oz Dodgeball Tournament Facebook Event Page or you can register here!
All proceeds from this fundraising tournament will help send Brogan and the rest of Team Canada to the World Dodgeball Championships in Melbourne, Australia! You can register as an individual or with a partner. Team registration is available but only for rec teams and must be approved by Brogan prior to registration.
Team Lineups – July 26th
Game 1 – 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Team 1 v. Team 2
Game 2 – 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Team 3 v. Team 4
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NSD @ the Halifax Pride Parade
For the second year in a row, Nova Scotia Dodgeball was included in the Halifax Pride Parade. We don’t even have words to describe how it felt being able to march in the parade again this year. We marched for ourselves, our LGBTQ+ players in NSD and the Halifax dodgeball community, our LGBTQ+ community here in Halifax and abroad.
We’d like to thank all of the players and supporters that marched with NSD on Saturday and all of our friends and family that came out to the Parade to watch us. It was truly an honour!
Over 100,000 people lined the streets of downtown Halifax with nothing but love in their hearts. We felt blessed to be part of it.Thank you ♥
Game 1 – 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Team 1 v. Team 2
Games 2 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Team 3 v. Team 4
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To help fund the players that will be attending, NSD has been running a number of small fundraisers to reduce the cost for each of the individual players. We’ve already completed two rounds of 100 Squares and both Kevin Hughes & Adam Durling won $250! Kevin was gracious enough to donate his winnings back to us and Adam donated back $50! Our third round of 100 Squares should be posted online within the next couple of days!
On Monday we launched our third fundraiser – an online auction! Items have been donated from players and supporters and will be posted on our facebook page for the next week. Whoever bids the highest on the item, wins! Feel free to check it out on our facebook page!
We’ve had to postpone the date of our end of season playoffs to accommodate our players that are taking part in the Team Canada tryouts in association with Dodgeball Canada. Our playoffs now take place on Saturday, May 7th!
If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible as we will be arranging spare players for the playoffs to ensure equal skill among the teams.
Have you registered for the Kick N’ Balls Dodgeball Tournament on Saturday, April 16th in support of Nova Scotia Dodgeball and Victory Taekwondo?
Last weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, some of the best dodgeball players in the world got together to play head to head for the title of World Champion!
Canada’s Men’s team went into the competition with Gold medals from 2013 & 2014 but the competition was strong and they slipped to third place and came home with a bronze medal. The women played a tough round robin event but barely lost against Malaysia during a tough finals and came in 4th place.
Gold – USA
Silver – Malaysia
Bronze – Canada
4th – Australia
Gold – USA
Silver – Australia
Bronze – Malaysia
4th – Canada
Although Team Canada didn’t take home the medals they were hoping for, we’re all proud that they represented us to the world of dodgeball. Here’s hoping to gold in Australia in 2016!