Qualifying rounds begin for Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games

Summer is on the way and soon will be the Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games.

Want to enjoy a new experience? Well, if you are 55 years old and like to compete, we have the games for you.

The Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games are being held in Strathmore July 16th to 19th. These games attract over 1,000 Albertans from all corners of the province.

But to get there, you have to qualify by competing in and winning a zone playoff which just began April 8th.

Activities being offered are athletics, bocce, contract bridge, cribbage, cycling, floor curling, floor shuffleboard, golf, horseshoes, military whist, pickleball, pool-8 ball, slo-pitch, swimming, tennis, creative writing and arts and crafts.

Competitors in the local area will compete in Zone 4, which covers Lacombe, Blackfalds, Clive, Ponoka, Red Deer, Camrose, Stettler and Coronation.

Playoffs for Bocce will be held on June 10th at 10 a.m. at the Lacombe Memorial Centre (5214-50 Ave.) in Lacombe. Registration begins on June 3rd.

Playoffs for Military Whist, a trick-taking card game, will be held on April 25th at 10 a.m. at the Jolly Senior Centre (5119-50 Ave.) in Mirror. Registration begins on April 18th.

Playoffs for Cycling will be held on the evening of April 21st, east of Red Deer near Haynes. Registration begins on April 19th.

Playoffs for Athletics, a collection of sporting events that involve running, jumping, throwing and walking, will be held on May 23rd at 10:30 a.m. at the Ponoka High School (6002-54 St.) in Ponoka. Registration begins on May 16th.

Playoffs for other activities are currently being held at various locations within Zone 4. A pep rally will be held on July 5th at the Lacombe Memorial Centre (5214-50 Ave.) in the Country Room at 1 p.m.

Check out the web site at www.alberta55plus.ca or call Hazel Heistad at 403-782-3082 or Sharyn Pahl at 403-350-6024.

-Submitted by the Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games

 

 

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