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“101” Year Young Member Still Going Strong

“101” Year Young Member Still Going Strong

The Canada 55 Plus Board is pleased to wish a very Happy Birthday to Marg Harris who turned “101” years young on July 15, 2017.

Marg Harris was born July 15,1916 and lives in rural Nova Scotia. She has attended every Nova Scotia 55+ Games which was started in 2005, has attended every Canada 55+ games except 2008 & 2016 and was a bowler up until 2014. She now participates in duplicate and contract bridge, and is intending to go to the 2018 games in Saint John. She will be the oldest participant ever at 102.

Congratulations Marg!

The Canada 55 Plus Games Board of Directors

News From Manitoba

News From Manitoba

Many of the participants taking part in this year’s Manitoba 55 Plus Games in the Killarney-Turtle Mountain area will undoubtedly feel some pressure to perform.
The same might also be said of the event’s organizers. The 2017 Games will mark the third time Killarney has hosted the province’s largest annual multi-sport event, making it the first rural Manitoba community to do so.

Killarney Host Committee Co-chairs: Bob Moore (left) & Rob MacTavish (right)

New Brunswick Games Update

New Brunswick Games Update

The 2017 N.B. 55+ Games will be held in the Sussex-Hampton area. Contrary to previous years, the Games this year will be in the fall instead of June; September 21 to 23.

See http://nb55plusgames.ca/ for more details

News from Northwest Territories

News from Northwest Territories

NWT NOTES

Team NWT has been attending the Canada 55+ Games since 2004. Over the years we have had participation in 5 pin and candlepin Bowling, Bridge, Cribbage, Scrabble, Mens hockey, Swimming, Golf, 8 ball Pool, Darts, Tennis, Curling, Cycling, Horseshoes and Lawn Bowling.

What’s new? We have recently formed NWT 55+ Games Association. The goals are:

  1. To maintain membership in Canada Senior Games Association
  2. To facilitate members’ attendance at the Canada 55+ Games
  3. To encourage seniors to participate in sports and recreation
  4. To promote the benefits of an active lifestyle for seniors.

We hope that this organization will increase the number of communities providing participants, as well as the number of participants attending the Games. In the future it may even be possible to hold Territorial Games in the years between the National Games if we can find a way to overcome the obstacle of high travel costs.

 

Nova Scotia 55+ Games 2017

Nova Scotia 55+ Games 2017

The Nova Scotia Organizing Committee is well underway with planning for the 2017 Provincial Games September 13 -1 6 in Lunenburg County. Read more here

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Committee members pose for a picture at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre.  Back row from left to right:  Chad Haughn, Heather Hanlon, Carroll Randall, Robin Scott, Cathy MacDonald. Front row from left to right:  Janice Rand, Dawn Randall, Ida Scott, Allison Weagle.