Committee members pose for a picture at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. Back row from left to right: Chad Haughn, Heather Hanlon, Carroll Randall, Robin Scott, Cathy MacDonald. Front row from left to right: Janice Rand, Dawn Randall, Ida Scott, Allison Weagle.
Welcome to our 55+ games website. As you can see we are well underway in planning and hosting the games on September 13 -1 6 in Lunenburg County. If you are here to register, please pay attention to the directions so that you will be successful on your first attempt. We have 25 activities and sports for you to pick from and the $35 to join the NS 55+ Society entitles you to take part in as many events as you can without scheduling conflicts. Note: Several events have additional charges.
If you are just here to explore your options, please check out the website on a regular bases because there will be additions every week. Besides the games, we planning several pop-up coffee shops, plenty of Lunenburg County entertainment, an Active Senior/Healthy Senor Health Fair, a great closing banquet and much more. Keep checking back for updates.
If you are new to the games, they are hosted in Nova Scotia every second year. The events and sports are broken down into three categories: passive, mildly active and active. Although we are crowning provincial champions, the overall motto of the games is Fun, Fitness and Friendship and this will be evident throughout the entire event. So sign up but if you do not want to compete, you can sign up as a non-participant and take advantage of everything else that we have to offer.
Come and join us, there are plenty of friends out there that you haven’t met yet.
Carroll Randall and Robin Scott
55+ Games, Not Just Sports
Co-chairs of the Nova Scotia 55+ Games 2017 Lunenburg County want everyone to know that the upcoming games are much more than just sports. First of all the motto of the games in Fun, Fitness and Friendship and although the games are competitions, socialization is also a priority.
The non-sport events include 45s, contract bridge, skip bo, scrabble, duplicate bridge and cribbage. The NS 55+ Games will be held in Lunenburg County from September 13 – 16. Other events included that bring the total events to 25 are curling, track and field, 8-ball, ladies, soccer, darts, shuffleboard, washer-toss, men’s and ladies hockey, horseshoes, swimming, mountain biking, tennis, pickleball, golf, badminton, 5 and 10k runs and bowling.
Registration for the games will start on April 3 and run until July 28th. For schedules, venues and where to stay or for registration check out this web site.
Also watch this site for more information on Active Senior/Healthy Senior Health Fair, entertainment, tourism attractions and places to stay.