Saint John, New Brunswick
August 21 – August 24, 2018
The 2018 Canada 55+ Games, to be held in Saint John, NB from Aug. 21-24, are a great opportunity for Islanders to participate in a National event. Previous PEI participants can attest that the Games are a great mix of competition and social activities. You don’t have to be an elite competitor to compete and have a good time.
The events offered in Saint John are: Golf, Bowling, Cycling, Cribbage, Darts, Floor Shuffleboard, Micro Marathon, Curling, Ice Hockey, Slo-Pitch Softball, Swimming, Track & Field, Badminton, Tennis, 8 Ball Pool, Contract Bridge, Duplicate Bridge, Bocce, Horseshoes, Scrabble, Pickleball, Whist, & Lawn Bowling.
The official opening, participants parade, and luncheon are on Tuesday. The closing ceremonies and banquet are on Friday.
All events except Track & Field and Swimming are at least 3 days. Depending on registration numbers, Hockey and Curling may start early. An full event schedule is generally not available until registration is complete in early summer.
The Canada Games registration form, or the Canada 55+ Games website, gives information on age categories for each event where it is applicable. The registration fee remains at $125 + tax. There is a team surcharge for slo-pitch and hockey($150),curling ($100) as well as a green fee for golf (3 rounds $150). The $125 registration fee includes transportation to and from all activities directly connected to the Games as well as airport connections. Included in the registration fee are a couple of meals and some entertainment opportunities.
Qualifying: Participants at the PEI 55+ Games in Stratford have the first opportunity to represent PEI at the Saint John Games. For Canada Games events not offered at the Stratford Games, participants at the West Prince Summer Games have priority. For events not offered at either of the PEI Games, registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis.
As PEI generally does not fill our quota in many Canada Games events, we are generally able to accommodate all those who are interested even if you have not qualified or were unable to participate in the PEI Games. If this is applicable to you please contact Ernie Stavert and we will likely have a spot for you.
Travel: Travel will be an individual responsibility. We will not be booking a bus.
Accommodations: PEI has been allocated blocks of rooms at the at the Hampton Inn, general accommodations are available at UNBSJ and Rockwood Park Campground.
Participants make their own reservations.
- Hampton Inn 51 Fashion Drive, 1-506-657-4600 (option3) Rate is $135+ tax, the reservation code is Canada 55+ Games. Book by July 17th
- UNBSJ 1-506-648-5907 reservation code is 40797 Canada55+ Games 2017
- Rockwood Park Campground 1-506-652-4050
All registration forms for all participants must be submitted to Ernie Stavert, or mailed, or delivered to the PEI 55+ Games office at Sport PEI. Do not submit any registrations directly to Saint John.
We are encouraging hockey and curling teams to submit their registrations by the end of May. The deadline for all registrations is June 25th.
Former Canada Games participants can attest that there is a climate of camaraderie, and fun at every set of Games. In addition, many participants use the Games to do tourist activities.
PEI 55+ Games Office
Valerie Vuillemot- Executive Director PEI 55+ Games Society
203- 40 Enman Crescent, Charlottetown, PE C1E 1E6