Regional Games Winners

Alberton recently hosted the Vogue Optical 55+ West Prince Regional Games.

Congratulations to all the medalists:

Stick Curling: GOLD Winston Keough & Harvey Holm, SILVER Walter Callaghan & Bernadette Foley, BRONZE Victor Hogan & Dianne Hogan

2km Walking: GOLD Linda Arsenault, SILVER Freda Hardy, BRONZE Eileen Bernard

5km Walking: GOLD Donna Rochford

Cribbage: GOLD Fred Richard & Wilsey Thibedeau, SILVER Anita Arsenault & Alice Mokler, BRONZE Julia Doucette & Sylvia Doucette

Bowling, Women’s: GOLD Jean Buote

Bowling Men’s: GOLD Nelson Gaudet, SILVER Cletus Keough, BRONZE Gerard Chaisson

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Hockey Schedule

Monday, February 26

POWNAL
9:15am 65+ Men’s Summerside (60+) v Charlottetown (65+)
10:30am 70+ Men’s Kings County v Charlottetown
1:00pm 65+ Men’s Summerside (60+) v Summerside (65+)

BELFAST
7:10pm 55+ Women’s West Prince v East Wind
8:25pm 55+ Men’s Charlottetown v Summerside
9:40pm 55+ Women’s East Wind v West Prince

Tuesday, February 27

POWNAL
9:15am 70+ Men’s Summerside v Kings County
10:30am 65+ Men’s Charlottetown v Summerside

BELFAST
7:10pm 55+ Men’s Summerside v Charlottetown

Wednesday, February 27

POWNAL
10:30am 70+ Men’s Charlottetown v Summerside
12:00pm 65+ Men’s Summerside v Charlottetown

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Transportation Service

The deadline to register for the 2018 Vogue Optical PEI 55+ Winter Games is fast approaching. All participants must register by February 15th. Registration Form 2018 Winter Games.

The event is being hosted by the Town of Stratford from February 26th to March 3rd, 2018.

The PEI 55+ Games Society is piloting a transportation service during the Games. The service will run from Eastern Kings to Stratford and West Prince to Stratford on Thursday and Friday of the event. There is limited seating and will operate on a first come first served basis. Anyone interested in using the service should contact the 55+ Games office for details on pick-up times and locations. E-mail vvuillemot @ sportpei.pe.ca or call 902-368-6570.

This pilot service is supported through a grant from the Rotary Club of Charlottetown.

“We’re really hoping to target those seniors who want to participate in our event but haven’t in the past because they couldn’t get there,” says PEI 55+ Games Society president Dhuey Pratt.

Events this winter include: men’s & women’s hockey, curling, stick curling, darts, crokinole, auction 45, duplicate & contract bridge, bowling, cribbage, 8 ball pool, scrabble, pickleball, and snowshoeing. A celebration luncheon will also be held on Friday, March 1 at 1pm.

 

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Free tickets to see the Island Storm

A special treat for early bird registrants.

The Island Storm Basketball team wants to wish the competitors well before the games, so they are generously offering free tickets to the Island Storm’s next home game on Thursday,  Feb 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Eastlink Center in Charlottetown.

If you are interested in a ticket, please respond by FEBRUARY 13TH so we can get an idea of who and of the numbers interested in attending. E-mail pei55plusgames@gmail.com or call 902-569-6922

 

 

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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.”

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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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