Thursday August 28, 2014

SSFA Games in Humboldt


The 2014 55+ SSFA Provincial Games will be held in Humboldt July 8-10, 2014. In order to compete at the provincial level, seniors (55+ by December 31, 2014) must compete at the district level.

The District Games will be held at various communities: Cribbage is in Yorkton on April 30 at St. Gerard’s Hall and the contact is Angie at 306-783-7838. Five-pin Bowling is in Esterhazy on May 7 and the contact is Jennifer at 306-745-2847. Whist is in Canora on May 8 at the Keen Age Centre; contact Maxine at 306-563-5567. Kaiser will be in Buchanan; contact Bob Edwards at 306-592-4624. Two events will be held in Melville in May. The deadline for Poetry/Short Story is May 15. The theme of this year’s entries is “Pioneers of Sport”. Entries should be sent to Anita Bella, Box 1044, Melville, S0A 2P0. Track and Field will be held in Melville on May 27; contact Anita at 306-728-5163.

Individuals interested in competing in the SSFA 55+ Games must be SSFA (Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association). The membership fee is $5.00 plus $2.00 administration fee for a total of $7.00 and may be obtained when you register for your first event.

As previously noted, the Provincial Games in Humboldt are July 8-10. The Games Office deadline for registration is June 6. Accommodations will be limited so hotel accommodation should be booked as soon as you know that you will be attending the games. Host hotels will hold the rooms until June 7, 2014. The Accommodation List will be on the SSFA website. Registration fee for the Provincials is $40.00 per participant.

This being an even year, we will have national games. The 2014 Canada 55+ Games are being held in Strathcona County (Sherwood Park), Alberta, August 27-30. Registration will be on August 26. Strathcona County has exceptional venues that are in close proximity to each other. For the 2014 Games only, the additional costs for ice curling, hockey, and slo-pitch have been dropped. As well, the green fees and cart costs for golf were dropped. The registration fee for participants is $131.25. Registration for the Canada Games will take place after the closing ceremony at the Humboldt Provincial Games in July. Have your cheque book ready if you intend to go to the Canada Games.



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