The Canada 55+ Games is a nation-wide program to sponsor wellness – that is, the spiritual, mental and physical well being – among Canadians 55 years of age and older. Provincial programs are staged annually in different provinces and territories. The first national Games were held in Regina in 1998. The Games should not be categorized as sporting events, as they span a wide range of physical and mental challenges – from slow-pitch to contract bridge and darts to lawn bowling. The Canadian Senior Games Association is the sanctioning body for these Games.
These events bring together amateur competitors who participate for the sheer joy of competition, for the opportunity to visit other parts of Canada and for the camaraderie and social interaction that are integral and essential part of the Games.
The Games bring together relatively small groups, representing their respective provinces or territories. These groups earn the right as a result of competition against thousands of other seniors in their home province or territory. The 1500 competitors represent over 10,000 Canadian seniors who actively participate in local events leading up to the national games.
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Congratulations to all our Vintage members that participated on one of our four teams competing this week in Saint John against teams from across Canada.
Our 60’s won the Bronze medal …winning four games, losing one
Our 65’s won the Silver medal, losing in the Gold medal game …winning four games, losing one.
Our 70’s won the Bronze…winning four games, losing one.
Our 75’s won the Silver medal, losing in the Gold medal game in OT…winning 3 games, losing one.
Overall…19 games, 15 wins, 4 losses.
A special congratulations to our team leaders for all their hard work putting these teams together and preparing for this event!
Bob Tessier, President, Edmonton Vintage Hockey
August 15th – 19th, 2016
Congratulations are in order for our Vintage teams competing recently at the Canada Senior Games in Brampton, Ontario August 15th – 19th. More than half of the players competing were active Vintage members. Others were players from Provincial Zones 4, 5, 6 & 7.
Our Vintage Alberta 55’s won a silver medal, losing in the Gold medal game to the host team; they came from behind in a thrilling semi-final game to get into the Gold / Silver game.
Vintage Alberta 60’s went undefeated through the tournament round robin; they won the Silver medal, losing to Ontario 1-0 in the Gold / Silver game.
Our Vintage Alberta 65’s won 4 of 5 games; their only loss a tight 3-2 loss to Saskatchewan. Our 65’s defeated PEI 3-1 in the Bronze medal game. Ontario defeated Saskatchewan for the Gold medal.
Our Vintage Alberta 70’s won 4 of 5 games; their only loss a 3-1 loss to Ontario. Our 70’s defeated Morrisburg, Ontario in the Bronze medal game 2-1, scoring the winning goal with 25 seconds to play. Calgary 70’s won the Gold Medal defeating the host team, Brampton.
Congratulation to our Vintage member Ron Berlando. Ron won the Gold Medal in Men’s Golf. Ron beat a large field of golfers; his overall total aggregate was one shot better than the Silver medalist over two rounds. For those of you that know Ron, it’s safe to say Ron is somewhat competitive!
Ron Berlando won the Gold Medal in Men’s Golf