By Bev Kerr
Published June 5 2018
The start of the games.
The Older Adult Centres Association of Ontario initiated the concept of the Ontario Senior Games in 1982.
The Ministry of Tourism and Recreation agreed to provide financial assistance to help develop this program and to promote activities for seniors throughout Ontario. The District 11 games were formed years ago after Bruce Henry and Bruce Armstrong first discussed the idea. The gentlemen brought the idea back from Belleville to Haliburton. They received a good response from the seniors. Thus a committee was formed and District 11 held their first senior games.
The Ontario Senior Games Association and its member districts (ours is District 11 – Haliburton/Muskoka) welcome all adults 55 years plus. The games are open to all levels of experience. The OSGA 55+ District Games are a fantastic way to meet new friends with a common interest in an active lifestyle. Whether you enjoy card games racquet sports or team sports there is an opportunity for everyone. The Ontario 55+ Games provide a special experience for every competitor to be active physically mentally and socially.
During the summer games 2018 athletes 55 and older participate in Ontario Senior Games in their district. Our District 11 Haliburton/Muskoka will participate in a variety of events – bid euchre bocce bowling – five pin bridge – duplicate and contract carpet bowling cribbage crokinole euchre golf – 18 holes pickleball shuffleboard tennis and walking – prediction time. In 2017 District 11 Haliburton/Muskoka had approximately 292 participants. These events are organized for those who are wishing to remain active and have opportunities to socialize and meet new friends.
District 11 results
The following are results from events for the Haliburton/Muskoka District Summer Games 2018 Ontario Senior Games Association 55+ May 3 to 18.
Bid euchre in Cardiff
Convenors Donna and John Teravainen ran the bid euchre on Thursday May 3 at the Cardiff Community Centre. Congratulations to the first place winners Bill and Marlene Bona second place winners John Bradley and Betty Brett third place winners John and Donna Teravainen fourth place winners Leon and Joyce Wright and fifth place winners Cynthia Goodison and Lorne Dinesen.
Bid euchre in Minden
Convenor Beverly Johnson ran bid euchre on Monday May 7 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Minden. Congratulations to the first place winners Pat Norman and Cheryl James second place winners Olga Mark and Irene McDowell and third place winners Neil and Donna Darby fourth place winners Doug and Murriel McIntosh and fifth place winners John and Bev Kerr.
Bid euchre in Gravenhurst
Convenor Lynne Briden ran the bid euchre on Friday May 18 at the Gravenhurst Seniors Centre.
Congratulations to the first place winners Desimir and IIse Nikolic second place winners Lorne and Ruth Robertson third place winners Joan Parsons and Francene Corbell fourth place winners Bob and Gary Cockburn fifth place winners Bernice Sopher and Bev Skelding and sixth place winners Irma Saminen and Brenda Gabitious. Congratulations to the qualifiers from Cardiff Minden and Gravenhurst who will go to the Haliburton/Muskoka district bid euchre final that will be held at the Gravenhurst Seniors Centre in June.
Cribbage in Gravenhurst
Convenor Doug Duce ran Cribbage on Friday May 4 at the Gravenhurst Seniors Centre.
Congratulations to the first place winners Georgie Adair and Fern Holmes second place winners Jim and Maureen Fahl third place winners Bev Skelding and Bernice Sopher fourth place winners Francene Corbell and Joan Parsons fifth place winners Ann Cameron and Whitney Lovella sixth place winners Bill and Sandra Buckley seventh place winners Ron Belfry and Doris Cooke and eighth place winners Lynne Briden and Anne Brown.
Cribbage in Kinmount
Convenors John and Donna Teravainen ran cribbage on May 10 at the Kinmount Legion.
Congratulations to the first place winner Bruce Armstrong and Jackie Metcalfe second place winners Beverley Alexander and Kaye Bull and third place winners Frank and Leanna Wright fourth place winners Bill Bona and Barb Haley-Marsh fifth place winners Joyce Broersma and Ron Cook sixth place winners Carol Wilson and Bev Johnson seventh place winners Neil and Donna Darby and eighth place winners Andre Guay and Ken Jones. Congratulations to the qualifiers from Gravenhurst and Kinmount who advance to the Haliburton/Muskoka district cribbage final at the Kinmount Royal Canadian Legion in Kinmount late May.
Euchre in Gravenhurst
Convenor Lynne Briden ran the euchre on Friday May 11 at the Gravenhurst Seniors Centre.
Congratulations to the first place winners Douglas and Barbara Duce second place winners Desimir and IIse Nikolic third place winners Georgie Adair and Fern Holmes fourth place winners Robin Stock and Karen Tolton fifth place winners Ron Belfry and Doris Cooke and sixth place winners Anneka McVee and Janet Lamorie.
Euchre in Minden
Convenor Beverly Johnson ran euchre on Monday May 14 at the Minden Legion. Congratulations to first place winners Beverley Alexander and Kaye Bull second place winners Irene McDowell and Olga Mark third place winners Al McMullen and Sharron Atkinson fourth place winners Cecile Guay and Betty McDonald and fifth place winners Dan and Lynn Duhaime. Congratulations to the qualifiers from Gravenhurst and Minden to go to the Haliburton/Muskoka District Euchre Final that will be held at the Gravenhurst Seniors Centre in June.
Carpet bowling in Cardiff
Convenors Carrol Williams and Fred Krieger ran carpet bowling on Wednesday May 16 at the Cardiff Community Centre. Congratulations to the gold place winners Barb Haley-Marsh and Noreen Howe silver place winners Fred Krieger and Judy Smith and bronze place winners Evelyn Galloway and Delma Sleeper.
Congratulations to the gold place winners to represent Haliburton/Muskoka District in the Provincials Ontario Senior Games 55+ held in Mississauga in August. Galloway and Sleeper won bronze while Smith and Krieger won silver. All first place finishers at the district level are eligible to advance to the provincials. In the event the top finishers choose not to compete the next top finisher interested will compete and represent District 11.