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The first day of the 2020 Winter Games is complete! Here is a recap of the day:

Opening Ceremonies

The opening ceremonies were held at the Silver Fox Curling Club. City of Summerside Councillor, Cory Snow, 55+ Games board members, many curling participants and volunteers were all in attendance.

L to R: 55+ Games Society President, Kim Knight-Picketts, Councillor Snow, and 55+ Games board member, Doreen Percy.

L to R: 55+ Games Board Member, Frank Sams, City of Summerside Games Assistant, Toni Geary, Councillor Snow, Society President, Kim Knight-Picketts, Board member, Doreen Percy, and 55+ Games Society Executive Director, Victoria Leard.

Flag Raising

The 55+ Games flag was raised at the Credit Union Place with the help of Councillor Snow, President Kim Knight-Picketts and board member Doreen Percy. The flag will fly until the celebration luncheon on Thursday.

Events

Curling, hockey, and team bowling all got under way on the first day! Here are some photos and results from the day:

Hockey

Summerside Old Spuds 1 – Summerside Combines 1 (60+)
Tignish Aces 9 – Summerside Aces 2 (70+)
Hunter River Pharmacy 6 – Vanguard Financial 3 (60+)
Murray Harbour Bruins 4 – Tignish Aces 1 ( 70+)

The 70+ Tignish Aces and 70+ Summerside teams battle it out on the ice. The Tignish Aces ended up taking the game 9-2.

Curling

Bowling- Team

The team bowling was held at Credit Union Place Bowling Lanes.

55+ Gold Medalists: Board member and medal presenter: Frank Sams (not in order) David Ford, Ralph Newman, Carla Vermunt, Cathy Flanagan, and Ron Lidstone

65+ Bronze Medalists: Alfie Wakelin’s team. Team members include: Ella Somers, Allan Somers, Robert Hill, and Elaine Cudmore

65+ Silver Medalists: (not in order) Ernie Arnold, Joan Inman, Joan Larkin, Victor Clow, Ambrose MacIntyre

65+ Gold Medalists: (not in order) John Ellsworth, Gayle Mills, Bill Blanchard, Cathy Blanchard, and Ardy McClintick.

75+ Gold Medalists: (not in order) Charles Fizzell, Norma Morrisey, Margaret Wigginton, Foch McNally, and Hector MacDonald

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