Plans are falling into place for District 8 (Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Prescott-Russell and Akwesasne) to host the 55+ Eastern Regional games on August 20, in Cornwall and area.
Games chair George Baker, said “preparations are nearing completion to host a total of 12 games comprising bid euchre, cribbage, contract bridge, darts, euchre, floor shuffleboard, golf, five-pin bowling, carpet bowling, tennis, pickleball and prediction walking.”
The Eastern Region of the Ontario Senior Games Association comprises seven districts stretching from the Québec border in the east to Kingston and Frontenac, and Renfrew in the west. Its northern and southern borders are the Ottawa and St. Lawrence rivers respectively.
Over 400 participants from the eastern region are registered for the games, said Baker.
Additionally, 68 people are involved as convenors, non-participants, volunteers and officials.
The most popular game is bowling, singles and team, whose participants number close to 100. Following bowling are golf with 45 players and floor shuffleboard with 41 players.
District 8 has the distinction of fielding three teams in men’s doubles tennis in the 75+ age category.
The day ends with a closing banquet in Cornwall’s Civic Centre.
During the banquet, the participants will be entertained by a slide show of the day’s activities and by Glengarry’s Celtic musical group, the Brigadoons.
The games will be played at the following venues, with their respective start times:
Benson Centre–Bid Euchre 10 a.m; Euchre 10 a.m; Women’s Tennis 9:30 a.m; Prediction Walking 9 a.m.
La Citadelle High School–Pickleball 9 a.m.
General Vanier School–Carpet Bowling 10 a.m.
Chateau Cornwall–Contract Bridge 10 a.m.
Centre Charles-Émile Claude–Cribbage 10 a.m.
Royal Canadian Legion–Darts 10 a.m.
Olympia Bowling Lanes–Bowling 10:30 a.m.
Summer Heights Golf Links–Golf 10:30 a.m.
Alexandria, Tim Horton’s Dome–Men’s Tennis 9:30 a.m.
Long Sault Arena–Shuffleboard 9 a.m.