District 7 A Senior Games Association was well represented this August in the Canada 55+ Games in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Two Slo-Pitch Ball teams from here, both titled “the Huntley Draughts” played in the 55+ category and the 65+ age group. The younger age group was required to have some women on their team . They played several games,defeating the Yukon, but failed to make the playoffs.
The 65+ team played 7 games in 4 days losing in the championship game to Winnipeg who were undefeated during the tournament. It is quite an honour for the local players to bring home silver medals. They are proud to report 11 players batted .500 or better.
Everyone enjoyed the camaraderie and entertainment featuring Rita McNeil and the Men of the Deeps.
Plans are already underway to play in the 2014 Canada Games in Edmonton AB so contact Roy Daley at 839-2087 if you are interested in playing.