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 the middle of June while the Winter Games are held the first week of March 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 steps).
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 Softball, Nature Walk, Bocce, & Car Rally.
The Games generally have entertainment, food, and social events.
The PEI 55+ Games Society is governed by a 15 member board of directors which has representation from all across PEI. The board meets 9-10 times a year.