CORNWALL & DISTRICT–Plans for local 55 plus winter games are under way, as the district prepares to send a team to the Ontario 55 plus Winter Games in Huntsville, February 26-28.
The local games will kick off with prediction skating, scheduled for Monday, November 12 and Friday, November 16 at the Benson Centre in Cornwall. Convener is Robert Peladeau (613-931-1641).
Glengarry Curling Club in Maxville will host a qualifying mixed bonspiel. The Stuart McKay rink from that club is the Ontario 55 plus Winter Games champions from 2011 in Haliburton.
Dates are being finalized and information will be sent soon to local curling clubs.
Other qualifying events which will take place in the next couple of months are duplicate bridge and hockey, which has two age divisions (55 – 64 and 65+).
Alpine skiing and nordic skiing held their qualifying events in February 2012. District 8’s Nordic Ski team won the Ontario team award in 2011 so will be defending that title in Huntsville.
Any 55 plus seniors wanting more information may contact the District Winter Games coordinators: Stanley Fraser (613-525-3777) or Monique Patenaude (613-543-3453).