Vogue Optical West Prince Regional 55+ Games

Another great 55+ event is happening this winter- The Town of Alberton is hosting the Vogue Optical West Prince Regional 55+ Games on Monday, January 29th.

This one day event will feature bowling, bridge, cribbage, walking, curling, hockey, washer toss, rook, snowshoeing, and ice fishing (ice conditions permitting).

To register, fill out these two forms:
Regional 55 registration
55 Plus Games Registration form

The deadline to register is January 26th. Forms can be dropped off at the Alberton Town Office.

A storm date of February 2nd has been booked, just in case.

In addition to this event the Vogue Optical Eastern Kings Regional 55+ Games are taking place in Souris starting on January 24th and the Vogue Optical 2018 PEI 55+ Winter Games will be in Stratford from February 26-March 3. For more information: https://pei55plusgamessociety.ca/2018-winter-games-stratford/

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Rotary Club of Charlottetown Grant Recipient

The P.E.I. 55+ Games Society is the recipient of one of several new financial grants being offered by the Rotary Club of Charlottetown.

The grant, which totals $6,500 will be used by the society for two new projects: a pilot travel program to help more people attend the Games and promotion in the form of a new video/commercial to make more Islanders aware of the Games and what they offer.

Dhuey Pratt, P.E.I. 55+ Games Society president, says this type of funding makes a significant difference to the organization and the money will be put to work right away in fulfilling two long-time objectives.

The results from surveys conducted at each of the Games have shown there are many seniors who participate year after year, he noted, but the introduction of new participants was low. In addition, many seniors shy away from competition, not realizing the friendly nature of these events.

“We always felt that we were missing many individuals who would like to participate in the games, but they didn’t know a lot about the games or had misconceptions about what the games were about,” said Pratt.

“We want to increase our participation, so we have decided to produce a promotional video explaining what the games are about and show people how much fun they can have.”

The survey also showed the transportation limitations of some participants.

“This is why we are piloting a transportation service for the winter games and allowing individuals who can’t drive or do not wish to drive an opportunity to participate.”

Money for the eight grants is coming from a province wide Radio Rotary Bingo that is operated by the club. Approximately 35 not-for-profit groups across P.E.I. who provide services to youth or seniors were invited to apply for the first series of grants. Of those, 19 submitted applications.

“Rotary has four avenues of service that it provides, and one of them is community service,” says Marilyn Lowther, a member of the Charlottetown Rotary Club. “And sharing the money raised from the bingo is a very good way to accomplish that.

“Also, one of the criteria (for the grants) is that preference is given to provincial programs, which offer services throughout the province. People are participating in the Bingo from across the Island, and we want to make sure the money gets back out to all areas of P.E.I.”

Cheque Photo

Pictured (l to r): Rotary Club of Charlottetown president, Paul Crant; PEI 55+ Games Society president, Dhuey Pratt; and Rotary Club of Charlottetown Committee Member, Marilyn Lowther.


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Registration Form Now Available

Registration Form 2018 Winter Games

Registration is now open for the Vogue Optical 2018 PEI 55+ Winter Games being hosted by the Town of Stratford, February 26 – March 3, 2018.

The registration deadline is February 15. Please remember to register on time so we’re prepared to host a great event. No late registrations will be accepted.

Over 400 past participants have been sent a copy in the mail. Other past participants with a valid e-mail should receive an electronic copy this week. You can also pick up a copy at your local Vogue Optical.

We will also try to send copies to seniors groups, bowling alleys, and curling clubs. If you would like to pick some up for your group or have copies sent to your group, please contact the office at 902-368-6570.

Or just print off your own copy Registration Form 2018 Winter Games.

Online registration is also available here.

We’re looking forward to having you join us for some friendly competition!

Daily Schedule 2018 Winter Games

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Vogue Optical Eastern Kings 55+ Regional Games

Souris will once again play host to the Vogue Optical Eastern Kings 55+ Regional Games this winter.

The regional event will take place from January 24-27 with curling, darts, cribbage, hockey, scrabble, washer toss, 45s, bowling, pickleball, shuffleboard, and bridge being planned.

The deadline to register will be January 12th.

Download and print a copy of the registration form here.

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Stratford to host 2018 Vogue Optical 55+ Winter Games

The Town of Stratford will host the 2018 Vogue Optical 55+ Winter Games from February 26- March 2, 2018.

Events are still be finalized by may include: hockey, pickleball, bowling, auction 45s, cribbage, curling, stick curling, contract bridge, duplicate bridge, darts, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, crokinole, squash, badminton, spin cycling, table tennis, and scrabble.

There will also be a flag raising to open the Games and a Celebration Ceremony and Luncheon to close.

All seniors are encouraged to participate in this fun, friendly competition.

Registration forms will be available in early January. All past-participants with a valid e-mail address will receive a copy via e-mail. Those without an e-mail address will receive a copy in the mail.

Online registration will also be available.

Individual event schedules will be posted as soon as they become available following the registration deadline.

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A big thank-you to our sponsors for all your support with this year’s Vogue Optical PEI 55+ Summer Games! The support of our sponsors is vital to the success of our event.

Title Sponsor- Vogue Optical
Major Sponsor- Department of Health & Wellness

Silver Sponsors-
Feasible Fuels
Guardian Drugs O’Leary
You Move Physio – Alberton Parmachoice
Tignish Credit Union
Mill River Experience

Friends of the Games-
Bloomfield Foodland
Blaine Buchanan Sign and Trophies
Brennan’s Quick Way
O’Leary Auto Parts
Maple House Cafe
Hyndman’s Insurance
O’Leary Medicine Shoppe
O’Leary Recreation Department
West Prince Sports Council
Bray’s Alberton Independent
Prince County Exhibition
Matthew’s Lime
Eugene’s General Store
Tignish Legion
Bob’s Pharmacy
Shirley’s Cafe
Tignish Co-op
M.J’s Bakery

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55+Summer Games in West Prince Current Results

Results from Day 2.

5 Pin Bowling

75+ Singles Men

Gold Medal: Louis Gallant

Silver Medal: Nelson Gaudet

Bronze Medal:Austin Gaudet

65+ Singles Men

Gold Medal: Cyril Harper

75+ Singles Women

Gold Medal: Shirley Murphy

Silver Medal: Geri Vessey

Bronze Medal: Eleanor Wareham

65+ Singles Women

Gold Medal: Ali Dykens

Silver Medal Glenna Harper

Bronze Medal: Jean Buote

55+ Singles Women

Gold Medal: Geraldine Gallant


Gold Medal Team: Ron DesRoches, Heather Moore, Donna MacArthur, Lorne Stevenson, Timmy Ellis, Fred Vaerewyck, Stuart MacDonald

5 Pin Bowling


Gold Medal Team: Jean Buote, Ruth Tuplin, Hazel Mackey, Lill Waite, Alma Doucette

Silver Medal Team: Carmen Allain, Shirley Murphy, Nelson Gaudet, Philip Allain

Bronze Medal Team: Austin Gaudet, Eleanor Wareham, Melvin Gallant, Wilcey Thibodeau, Ellie Doucette



Here are the results from the first day of events in West Prince.

Golf  Scramble


Gold Medal Team: Jimmy Buote, Kenny Fraser, Randy Bernard, Jim Macintyre

Silver Medal Team: Mike Sullivan, Peter Heighton, Bob Dickson, John McInnis

Bronze Medal Team: David O’Hanley, Eugene Murphy, Phil MacDougall, Don Coady


Gold Medal Team: Christine Murphy, Arlene Fraser, Paula Buote, Joanne MacDonald

Silver Medal Team: Donna Gavin, Lynn Dorgan, Gail Shea, Sharon Horne

Bronze Medal Team: Ernie Arnold, Glynne Squires, Linda MacEachern, Faye MacLeod


Gold Medal Team: Dan Moulaison, Jan Moulaison, Rob Hunter, Gen Hunter

Silver Medal Team: Linda MacLean, Al MacLean, Lyman Douglas, Norman Douglas

Bronze Medal Team: Darlene Kneebone, Danny Kneebone, Karen Currie, Carl Currie


Men Singles

Gold Medal: Wendell Jewel    62 points, 103 centres

Silver Medal: Don Steeves      60 points, 80 centres

Bronze Medal: Wilfred Smith     59 points, 130 centres

Women Singles

Gold Medal: Magaret Wiggington    53 points, 110 centres

Silver Medal: Flora MacLennan    50 points, 93 centres

Bronze Medal: Gloria Matheson    48 points, 103 centres


Gold Medal Team: Wilfred Smith, Lawson Lea    54 points, 139 centres

Silver Medal Team: Margaret Wiggington, Norma Laird    47 points, 98 centres

Bronze Medal Team: Bloyce Weeks, Hazel MacKenzie    43 points, 115 centres


Gold Medal: Marilyn Sweet    2890 points

Silver Medal: Thelma Sweet    2702 points

Bronze Medal: Eleanor Wareham    2525 points

Floor Shuffleboard

Singles Men

Gold Medal: Ralph Bullard

Silver Medal: Fred Vaerewyck

Bronze Medal: Stward MacDonald

Single Women

Gold Medal: Judy MacDonald

Silver Medal: Doris Herring

Bronze Medal: Isabel Vaerewyck


Gold Medal: Fred Vaerewyck, Doris Herring

Silver Medal: Mary Mravnik, Norma Manneill

Bronze Medal: Ralph Billard, Isabel Vaerewyck

10k  Run

Gold Medal: Jerry Gavin

Silver Medal: Gerard MacNeill

Bronze Medal: Dan MacArthur

Auction 45’s

Gold Medal: Alan Gamble, Wanda Adams

Silver Medal: Wilfred Bain, Phyllis Cheverie

Bronze Medal:Delsie DesRoches, Melvina DesRoches


Gold Medal: Mary Mores, Betty Gaudet

Silver Medal: Jean Gass, Barry Gass

Bronze Medal: Barb DesRoches, Lullian Rodgers

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