Seniors shine at provincials

The Ontario 55+ Games provide an opportunity for adults 55 and older to be active and involved in their community. From the 33 districts in Ontario there were 1000 participants who competed in 18 events in Mississauga at the provincials Aug. 10 to 12.

There were 46 Haliburton/Muskoka participants representing the district at the provincials.

Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion at 97 years young was full of enthusiasm and gave inspiring speeches at both evening ceremonies.

“Live a life with purpose. If you don’t want to get old be active and keep participating” she said.

McCallion visited OSGA events Saturday and Sunday.

She led the conga line and encouraged dancing. Everyone enjoyed her presence.

Congratulations to the Haliburton/Muskoka District winners: golf: women 75 plus gold medallist Suzanne McEwen of Haliburton men 65 plus silver medallist Harold McInerney of Haliburton men 75 plus gold Jere Pike of Algonquin Highlands; pickleball women 55 plus gold medallist Nancy McKinnon of Highland Grove and Patricia Harnett of Haliburton men 55 plus bronze medallist Linden Anderson Haliburton and Doug McKinnon of Highland Grove; walking prediction time men 55 plus three-kilometre gold medallist Mike Johnson of Haliburton women 55 plus 3 km gold Beverly Kerr Haliburton Nordic men and women 75 plus one kilometre gold medallist Mary Johnson of Haliburton Nordic men and women 55 plus three kilometre silver medallist John Kerr of Haliburton.

Congratulations to the Haliburton/Muskoka District winners and participants at the OSGA 55+ provincials 2018.

-Submitted by Bev Kerr