Title Sponsor- Vogue Optical

The PEI 55+ Games Society is pleased to announced that Vogue Optical will continue to be the title sponsor for all 55+ events in 2017, including the provincial Summer and Winter Games as well as all regional event.

Next time you’re in Vogue Optical please remember to thank them for their continued support of not only our organization but many other community organizations as well!

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Eastern Kings 55+ Regional Games

Souris will once again play host to the Vogue Optical Eastern Kings 55+ Regional Games this winter.

The regional event will take place from January 18-21 with curling, darts, cribbage, hockey, scrabble, washer toss, 45s, bowling, pickleball, shuffleboard, and bridge being planned.

The deadline to register will be January 6th.

Download and print a copy of the registration form here.

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Job Opportunity- Interim Executive Director

PEI 55+ Games Society is now accepting resumes for an interim Multi-Sport Executive Director.

Along with its hiring partners, Ringette PEI and Gymnastics PEI, the PEI 55+ Games Society is searching for an interim Multi-Sport Executive Director. This is a full-time contract position from January 16, 2017- November 3, 2017. Primary responsibilities include assisting with the delivery of programs and administering the day to day operations of the organization. Please view the position profile for more detailed information.Resumes accepted:
By e-mail: vvuillemot @ sportpei.pe.ca
In person: Room 203, 40 Enman Crescent, CharlottetownResumes will be accepted until 4pm on December 2.
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Thank-You Vogue Optical!

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Thank-you to Vogue Optical for supporting the health and well being of PEI seniors for 10 years!

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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:

Swimming:
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

Hockey:
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

Bowling:
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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