Plans in Place for 55+ Eastern Regional Games August 20August 15, 2013
Cornwall Ontario – Organizers are busy taking care of last minute details for the 55+ Eastern Regional games which will take place on August 20, in Cornwall and area.
Games chair George Baker, said “preparations are nearing completion to host a total of 12 games comprising bid euchre, cribbage, contract bridge, darts, euchre, floor shuffleboard, golf, 5-pin bowling, carpet bowling, tennis, pickleball and prediction walking,” said Games Chair George Baker. The games are being hosted by District 8 (Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Prescott-Russell and Akwesasne).
The Eastern Region of the Ontario Senior Games Association comprises seven districts stretching from the Québec border in the east to Kingston and Frontenac, and Renfrew in the west. Its northern and southern borders are the Ottawa and St. Lawrence rivers respectively.
Over 400 participants from the eastern region are registered for the games, said Baker. Additionally, 68 people are involved as convenors, non-participants, volunteers and officials. The most popular game is bowling, singles and team, whose participants number close to 100. The next popular games are golf with 45 players and floor shuffleboard with 41 players.
District 8 has the distinction of fielding three teams in men’s doubles tennis in the 75+ age category.
The day ends with a closing banquet in Cornwall’s Civic Centre. During the banquet, the participants will be entertained by a slide show of the day’s activities and by Glengarry’s Celtic musical group, the Brigadoons.
The games will be played at the following venues, with their respective start times:
Bid Euchre – 10:00 a.m.
Euchre – 10:00 a.m.
Women’s Tennis – 09:30 a.m.
Prediction Walking – 09:00 a.m.
La Citadelle High School
Pickleball – 09:00 a.m.
General Vanier School
Carpet Bowling – 10:00 a.m.
Contract Bridge – 10:00 a.m.
Centre Charles-Émile Claude
Cribbage – 10:00 a.m.
Royal Canadian Legion
Darts – 10:00 a.m.
Olympia Bowling Lanes
Bowling – 10:30 a.m.
Summerheights Golf Links
Golf – 10:30 a-.m.
Alexandria, Tim Horton’s Dome
Men’s Tennis – 09:30 a.m.
Long Sault Arena
Shuffleboard – 09:00 a.m.
Anyone 55+ interested in participating in the local games should contact the district co-ordinator, Monique Patenaude, at 613-543-3453.
The public is encouraged to come out and cheer on the participants. Additionally, participants are being sought for the winter games being held later this year.
The Ontario Senior Games Association is an incorporated non-profit organization which promotes an active life style for all residents of the province aged 55 years or more. The organization comprises 41 districts throughout the province which are grouped into seven regions. For more information, visit http://www.ontarioseniorgames.ca/.