We’re Looking for Summer Games Hosts

The PEI 55+ Games Society is looking to create a hosting rotation for the next 4-5 years, starting in 2018, for the Vogue Optical 55+ Summer Games.

The Summer Games typically run for a week in June or September and feature 20 individual events such as golf, cribbage, bocce, tennis, bowling, crokinole, and more. In recent years, 400 seniors have participated in the event with 30% of participants returning for multiple events during the week.

The host community’s responsibilities include assistance with recruiting the host committee from local volunteers, staff support for the event, a modest financial contribution to the event, and access to community facilities at regular rates whenever possible.

Communities that are interested in being part of this annual event should contact the office at vvuillemot @ sportpei.pe.ca for more information.


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AGM, September 26th- all members are welcome

All members of the PEI 55+ Games Society are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting on Monday, September 26th at the Jack Blanchard Centre in Charlottetown. The schedule for the day is:

9:30-10:30     AGM
10:30-11:30   Board of Directors meeting
11:30               Lunch (soup & sandwiches)

In addition to presenting the year end financials and election of new officers, the board plans to decide on a proposal to provide pins rather than medals at the 55+ regional games (currently held annually in Eastern Kings and West Prince).

Please RSVP your attendance to the office vvuillemot @ sportpei.pe.ca, 902-368-6570 by Friday, September 23rd. There is no cost to attend.

2016 AGM Booklet

Copies of previous AGM reports can be found here: https://pei55plusgamessociety.ca/about/annual-reports/

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Team PEI results at Canada 55+ Games

It was another double podium finish for PEI at the 2016 Canada 55+ Games. Letty Abbott defended her gold medal from 2014 with teammate Ann Andrews once again winning the silver medal.

Abbott picked up 2 more medals in the swimming pool winning gold in the 75+ women’s 100m individual medley and silver in the 75+ women’s 50m backstroke.

In total, PEI 55+ team members brought home 10 medals from the recent 2016 Canada 55+ Games in Brampton, Ontario. The Games were held August 16th-19th. Team PEI had 73 members competing in hockey (women’s, men’s 65+ & men’s 70+), curling (men’s & women’s), bowling (65+ & 75+), pickleball (men’s & women’s), swimming, and lawn bowling.

First time participants, Cathering Bolahood and Holly Walker picked up the gold in women’s pickleball while the women’s hockey team brought home their second bronze medal.

There was success in the bowling alley as well as Norma Morrissey improved on her bronze medal two years ago, this time winning gold in the 75+ singles division. The 75+ team of Morrissey, Hector MacDonald, Alice Chandler, Margaret Wigginton, and Foch McNally picked up the bronze medal.

Final medal results for Team PEI were:

Letty Abbott- Gold, 75+ Women’s 100m Backstroke, Gold 75+ Women’s 100m Individual Medley, Silver 75+ Women’s 50m Backstroke

Ann Andrews- Silver, 75+ Women’s 100m Backstroke

Micro Marathon:
55+ Women 5km- Silver, Marjorie Matthews

55+ Women- Bronze: Carol White,  Heather Moore, Linda MacEachern, Wendy Harris, Ginny Cook, Nancy Orr, Janet Bradshaw, Shirley Phillips, Lynn Dorgan, Donna Gavin, Sheila Thompson Grady, Kim Knight Picketts, Marie Hardy, Janice Pietrantonio, Dawn Moase (coach)

65+ Men- 4th place

75+ Mixed Team- GOLD, Norma Morrissey, Hector MacDonald, Margaret Wigginton, Foch McNally, Alice Chandler

75+ Women’s Singles- GOLD Norma Morrissey

Also competing were teams in 70+ men’s hockey, women’s 55+ curling and 65+ bowling.

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More Photos…

Some more photos from the recent 2016 Vogue Optical 55+ Summer Games

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Day 5 Results

Pickleball- Mixed

GOLD- Judy Squires & Bennett Tremere
SILVER- Anne-Marie Leroux & Willard Moase
BRONZE-Kenny Peters & Sherri Gallant


GOLD- Kings County Misfits
SILVER- Covehead CeeBees

The 2016 Vogue Optical 55+ Summer Games are now complete. A big thank-you to our Title sponsor Vogue Optical for their continued support. We could not operate without them. Also thanks to our other valued partners: the Government of PEI- Department of Health & Wellness, Belvedere Funeral Home, Credit Unions of PEI, Red Shores, and Vesey Seeds. Also thank-you to the Town of Montague and all the volunteers who devoted their time and energy to hosting our event!

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Day 4 Results


GOLD- Mary DeCourcey & Betty Gay
SILVER- Theresa Hudson & Marg MacDonald
BRONZE- Blair Crozier & Diane Crozier


GOLD- Michelle Holmstrom
SILVER- Geraldine McConnon
BRONZE- Joan Philpott

5 Pin Bowling- Singles

55+ Women’s Scratch
GOLD- Margaret Johnston

65+ Women’s POA
GOLD- Ali Dykens
SILVER- Ernie Arnold
BRONZE- Connie Hill

65+ Women’s Scratch
GOLD- Judy Chaisson
SILVER- Joanne Trotter
BRONZE- Glenna Harper

65+ Men’s POA
GOLD- Robert Hill
SILVER- Robert Cumming

65+ Men’s Scratch
GOLD- Cyril Harper
SILVER- Lorne Stevenson

75+ Women’s POA
GOLD- Alice Chandler

75+ Women’s Scratch
GOLD- Margaret Wigginton
SILVER- Norma Morrissey
BRONZE- Margaret Drake

75+ Men’s Scratch
GOLD- Lennie VanDuinkerken

Washer Toss

GOLD- Barry Gass & Andy Gass
SILVER- Doug MacEachern & Boyd Anderson
BRONZE- Everett Gauthier & Everett White


GOLD- Fred Vaerewyck & Doris Herring
SILVER- Ruth Stavert & Ralph Billard
BRONZE- Elaine Hughes & Gloria Clark

Auction 45

GOLD- Keir Jones & Jean Kneabone
SILVER- Shirley Hennessey & Patsy Lidstone
BRONZE- Charlie Easter & Annie Boyle

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Day 3 Results


Men’s Division
GOLD- Dan McCarthy
SILVER- Micheal Dumas

Women’s Division
GOLD- Joan Dumas
SILVER- Marjorie Matthews
BRONZE- Vicki Weldin


GOLD- Nadine Moffatt & Christine Darlington
SILVER- Kier Jones & Lowell Watts
BRONZE- Margie Cameron & Glen Cameron

5 Pin Bowling

65+ Team
GOLD- Connie Hill, Robert Hill, Jim McNally, Janet Miller, Ron Fraser
SILVER- Ali Dykens, Robert Cumming, Lennie VanDuinkerken, Margaret Drake, Eric Kelly
BRONZE- Glynne Squires, Ernestine Arnold, Eileen Walsh, Louise Myers, Joan Larkin

75+ Team
GOLD- Margaret Wigginton, Wendall Mill, Norma Morrissey, Alice Chandler, Lynn Kelly

Golf Individual

Women’s 55+ Competitive
GOLD- Norma Douglas

Women’s 55+ Recreational
GOLD- Shelly Lively
SILVER- Linda MacEachern
BRONZE- Betty Pollard

Men’s 55+ Competitive
GOLD- Paul MacDonald

Men’s 55+ Recreational
GOLD- Harry Vandenbroek
SILVER- Gary Lively
BRONZE- Joseph Aylward

Women’s 65+ Competitive
GOLD- Donna Herring

Women’s 65+ Recreational
GOLD- Mary Mantie
SILVER- Elaine Herring
BRONZE- Ernestine Arnold

Men’s 65+ Competitive
GOLD- Joe Brown
SILVER- Lyman Douglas

Men’s 65+ Recreational
GOLD- Ron Mantie
SILVER- Wendell MacDonald
BRONZE- Peter Heighton

Men’s 75+ Competitive
GOLD- Barry White
SILVER- Joe Spriet

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