The 55 Plus Games Society’s motto is Stay Active.
The Prince Edward Island 55 Plus Games Society Inc. is a community based volunteer and not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors and is comprised of citizens interested in the objects and purpose of the society. It was established in 1997 and incorporated in 2003. The Society is affiliated with the Canadian Senior Games Association.
Board of Directors
Executive Director: Victoria Leard
President: Kim Knight-Picketts
Vice President: Susan Dalziel
Treasurer: Frank Sams
Secretary: Tom Stewart
Past President: Dhuey Pratt
Western Region: Vacant
Summerside & Area: Doreen Percy
Charlottetown & Area: Vacant
Eastern Region: Sara Deveau
Director at Large (Canada Games Provincial Rep): Ernie Stavert
Director at Large: Carolyn Drake
History of the PEI 55+ Games Society
The Prince Edward Island 55+ Games Society was formed in 1997 through the initiative of Ted Lawlor and Sharon (Knox) Renner.
The first games were held in Kensington in 1998. We currently organize both Winter and Summer Games which are held annually. Past host communities have been: West Prince, Summerside, Borden, Cavendish Resort Municipality, Cornwall, Charlottetown, Stratford, and Montague.
Currently the Summer Games are held in September while the Winter Games are held the in February and rotate among Summerside, Cornwall, Charlottetown, and Stratford.
We also support regional games in Eastern Kings and West Prince.
Participants in the PEI Games may register for as many events as the schedule permits. Events frequently offered at the Winter Games are: Curling, Hockey, Squash, Swimming, Badminton, Auction 45s, Crokinole, 5 Pin Bowling, Cross Country Skiing, Cribbage, 8 Ball, Darts, Duplicate Bridge, Scrabble, Skating (predicted time), & Walking (predicted time).
Events frequently offered at the Summer Games are: Golf, 5 Pin Bowling, Darts, Cribbage, Cycling (predicted and time trial), Walking (predicted steps), Auction 45s, Road Race (running), Horseshoes, Washer Toss, Crokinole, Contract Bridge, Slo-Pitch Softbal, and Bocce.
The Games generally have entertainment, food, and social events.
The PEI 55+ Games Society is governed by a 10 member board of directors which has representation from all across PEI. The board meets 9-10 times a year.