The District 55+ Games are in Chatham-Kent this spring and summer….a growing number of the 55+ crowd in Chatham-Kent already know this!
In fact, the events of the Ontario 55+ games have been in the Chatham-Kent area for a number of years. Chatham-Kent is actually only one of 41 Districts across the Province that forms the Ontario Senior Games Association. Each Spring and Fall a variety of outdoor and indoor events are hosted at a variety of locations and venues throughout each District across the province.
In the Chatham-Kent area, up to 30 events are offered through a series of spring /summer and fall events. Winners from these events are eligible to participate in Regional and Provincial events which are hosted throughout the Province on a rotational basis. Already in progress is a series of 20 events being hosted throughout Chatham-Kent from early April to mid-June, 2016. The events offered this spring include
4 handed bid euchre, contract bridge, euchre, cribbage, 6 handed pepper, floor shuffleboard, duplicate bridge, scrabble, 5 pin and 10 pin bowling (teams and singles), carpet bowling, darts, prediction walking , swimming, Nordic walking, 5 km run, pickleball, lawn bowling (doubles and trebles), golf, tennis, and billiard events (8 ball and snooker). In addition, other events like slo-pitch, badminton, cycling, table tennis, and bocce will be offered depending on interest expressed. Winners from these events will qualify to enter the 2016 Provincial 55+ Summer Games being offered in the Midland area from August 9 to 11, 2016.
Of particular interest is a relatively new series of events called the Prediction Sports. Walking, running, Nordic walking, and swimming events allow competitors to compete at their own pace. Competitors predict the time it will take them to complete their activity and the competitor who is the closest to their predicted time is the winner.
If you have missed out on the spring /summer games, watch out for our fall event schedule which should be posted by August 15, 2016. Schedules and registration forms are available at all Chatham-Kent Adult Activity Centres or by contacting Don Hector, Chatham-Kent 55+ Games Coordinator.
Cell: 226.881.2453 (local Chatham number)