Charlottetown to Host 55+ Games

Charlottetown to Host 55+ Games
Posted on 01/24/2019
The City of Charlottetown will host the 55+ Winter Games from February 18 – 23, 2019 at various venues throughout the city.

The Games were created for individuals over the age of 55. This year, the games will include events such as: snowshoeing, stick curling, bowling, darts, spin cycling, Scrabble and many more.

A new event, Euchre, has been added this year. Euchre is a card game for two to four players, usually played with the thirty-two highest cards, with the aim being to win at least three of the five tricks played.

The sport of hockey has added a new age division to help grow the number of participants. The new division is 50+ Men’s and Women’s, along with the existing 60+ and 70+ for the Men’s division.

The 55+ Games Society is excited to pilot a transportation project. Complimentary transportation will be provided from Tignish and Souris to allow participants to take part in the events on Thursday, February 21 at the Murphy’s Community Centre, which includes Auction 45 (card game), 5-pin bowling, cribbage and the celebration luncheon. Limited seats will be available on each of the buses. To book a seat, contact the office at pei55plusgames@gmail.com or call 902-368-6570.

The celebration luncheon will be held on Thursday, February 21, at 12 p.m. at the Murphy’s Community Centre (200 Richmond Street). Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased through the registration form.

Registration to participate in the 55+ Winter Games is required by Thursday, February 7. Registration forms are available online at http://pei55plusgamessociety.ca/ . To request an email copy of the form, contact: pei55plusgames@gmail.com

Completed registration forms can be dropped off at Charlottetown City Hall, Parks and Recreation Department, 199 Queen Street, or mailed to:

The PEI 55+ Winter Games Society
40 Enman Crescent
Charlottetown, PE C1E 1E6

All seniors are encouraged to come participate in this fun, friendly competition. For more information, visit: http://pei55plusgamessociety.ca/