ASRAB Athletes Selected for 2015 Parapan Am Games Goalball

The Canadian Blind Sports Association recently announced the goalball athletes to represent Canada at the 2015 Parapan Am Games in Toronto. ASRAB was very pleased that 3 Alberta athletes were named to the teams, with an additional 3 athletes as reserves.

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Trent Farebrother, Head Coach of the ASRAB Goalball program states “I am very proud of all the Alberta Athletes (Aaron Ghebreyohannes, Blair Nesbitt and Tiana Knight) named to compete for Canada at the

Para Pan Am games in Toronto this August. In addition to these athletes attending the games we have three additional athletes (Carla Shibley, Ruby Soliman and Aaron Prevost) named as alternates. This accomplishment by Alberta athletes shows the depth of our programs. This could not be made possible without the support of ASRAB, the coaches and volunteers, and especially to the athletes for their continued effort to strive to be the best. The future for Alberta Goalball looks very promising.”

The full teams as named by CBSA are:

Men’s Team: Brendan Gaulin, Aron Ghebreyohannes, Bruno Hache, Blair Nesbitt, Simon Richard, Ahmad Zievidavi

Women’s Team: Ashlie Andrews, Whitney Bogart, Amy Burk, Tiana Knight, Jillian MacSween, Cassandra Orgeles

The Men’s teams contesting are: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Puerto Rico, United States and Venezuela

The Women’s teams contesting are: Brazil, Canada, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador and United States

Peter Wettlaufer, President of ASRAB said “I am proud to have Aron, Blair and Tiana representing Canada at the upcoming Parapan Am games in Toronto. These athletes have worked hard for many years in order to reach this milestone in their careers.  It also reflects highly on the ASRAB Goalball program and all the dedicated coaches and volunteers involved in the program.”

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