Who Are We?
DiscNS, formerly the Nova Scotia Disc Sports Society, is the governing body for disc sports in Nova Scotia. Our goal is to promote participation in disc sports throughout Nova Scotia, as well as to provide resource, policy, and a unified voice for players leagues, clubs, and all members of the disc sport community. We are a member of the national governing body of Ultimate, Ultimate Canada.
What are disc sports?
Disc sports include many sports that are played with flying discs. The most popular sports are Ultimate (commonly known as Ultimate Frisbee), as well as Disc Golf. Some other disc sports include Goaltimate, Double Disc Court, and Guts. Disc Sports, under the governing body of the World Flying Disc Federation, have been fully recognized by the International Olympic Committee since 2015.
What does Disc NS do?
-Serve as the governing body for disc sports, such as Ultimate and Disc Golf, representing the interests of these sports and the interests of all players to both government and non-government institutions
-Promote the growth of disc sports throughout the province of Nova Scotia, including educational programs
-Encourage and support the participation of individuals, teams, and organizations in disc sports in Nova Scotia
-Promote the spirit of the game as a primary aspect of all disc sports
-Provide a wide range of opportunities for all who wish to participate in disc sports, regardless of their skill level or motivation
-Promote ultimate within the youth community, including the development of juniors teams and programs in schools through the DISCover program
-Provide a means to facilitate open and continuous communication within disc sports networks and the wider sports community
-Provide liability insurance to all eligible disc sports teams in Nova Scotia who have registered with the society
-Act as the vehicle through which the ongoing activities of disc sports in Nova Scotia are organized, including overseeing competitions
-Join and comply with all aspects of Sport Nova Scotia and Recreation Nova Scotia
DiscNS acknowledges that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. This territory is covered by the treaties of Peace and Friendship, which Mi’kmaq and Maliseet people first signed in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Maliseet title and established the rules for what was the be an ongoing relationship between nations.
DiscNS also gratefully acknowledge the support of the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage in Nova Scotia in supporting the Society through the year.