sight night Calgary 2019 is pleased to announce Ruby Soliman as the Honorary Chair of the event: “a fun run after dark … vision optional!”.
My name is Ruby Soliman and I am an athlete on the Senior Women’s Alberta Goalball Team. I was introduced to goalball in 2010 through a demonstration and shortly after started playing. Since then, ASRAB supported my training with devoted coaches and travel for competitions.
Through years of hard work, commitment, and training, I am proud to have recently made the Canadian Women’s Goalball National Team, and we recently competed September 2019 at the Parapan Am Games in in Lima … where we won bronze! I am now one step closer to achieving my dream, which is to compete at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.
When I am not playing goalball, I enjoy teaching private piano lessons from home and making pizza with my husband. I have a double degree in Music and Education and currently substitute teach with Rocky View Schools.
I am excited to be chosen as the Honorary Chair of sight night. Funds raised at this event go to supporting programs such as goalball, physical literacy and a variety of active living programs. This sport has opened so many doors for me as an athlete as well as my little sister who also plays goalball and has enjoyed playing and competing just like me. I want to ensure programs such as goalball are enjoyed in the future.
I hope you will all join me at sight night November 16th!