by Marilyn Snedden

Fifty five members of District 7A Senior Games Association travelled to Cornwall to participate in the Fifty Five Plus Regional Games which saw over 400 players from Deep River to Kingston compete in over a dozen different types of activities. The organizing committee under chair George Baker , received rave reviews for the facilities ,food and operation of the games.

 Our small district which covers Mississippi Mills, Carleton Place, Beckwith and part of Lanark Highlands came home with several gold medals. For these games they had special medals created with a map of their area ,so although second and third place were acknowledged,only first place winners received a medal.

Gold medals went to Lila Wade & Donna Bennett in Euchre; Ron & Jan Pettem in Bid-Euchre; Nancy Cameron & Denyse Brisbois in Women’s Darts ; Heather Lovitt in Women’s Singles Bowling(age related category); Joanne MacDonald in Ladies Golf B level and Barry Pascoe in Golf-Men’s Callaway. Congratulate them if you meet them for bringing honour to our area.

Barry Pascoe,Joanne McDonald,Denyse Brisbois,Nancy Cameron,Jan & Ron Pettem- winners in golf,darts and bid euchre
left to right: Barry Pascoe,Joanne McDonald,Denyse Brisbois,Nancy Cameron,Jan & Ron Pettem- winners in golf,darts and bid euchre
Lila Wade and Donna Bennet
Euchre winners Lila Wade  (left) and Donna Bennet (right) with convenor (centre) 

This district is searching for new enthusiastic seniors to help organize activities here. We need representatives on the executive-especially some from the Pakenham, Lanark Highlands and Beckwith areas since we cover a wide area. We also need convenors for the Winter Games so if you have an interest in skiing,skating,hockey,etc.,contact Nancy Cameron (njcameron99@hotmail.com or Marilyn Snedden at msnedden@storm.ca. We’d love to hear from you and these events cannot go ahead without volunteers to run them.