The last local event for the District 7A Games was held on June 16 so now the task is to enter all the winners online for the OSGA55+ Summer Games at Midland. A bus will take everyone who wishes to travel that way rather than drive so it’s important that all register as soon as possible.
Gold: Donna Bennett, Lila Wade
Silver: Janet McIntyre, Joanna Voyce
Bronze: Darlene Arthurs, Shirley Hodges
Nordic 1 km : 55+Men Gold: Ken Brown
3 km 55+ Men: Gold: Don Miller
1 km. Women: Gold: Margaret Miller
Prediction 3 km Men: Gold: George Wilson
Prediction 3 km Women:Gold: Shirley Gamble
Mixed Triples: Gold: Nick Odinski, Dave Cave, Pat Cave
Silver: Ray Veilleux, Jean Smith, Shirley Gamble
Mixes Doubles: Gold: Barry Pascoe, Carole Pascoe
Silver: Ivor Morris,Denyse Brisbois
Gold: Janie Thompson & Diane Rintoul
Silver: Ben Burger, Evelyn Neil
Bronze: Guy Chaput, Ken Brown
Men’s 55+ Gold: Jim Birtch
Silver: Lawrence Charlebois
Bronze: Barry Pascoe
Women’s 55+ Gold: Peggy Birtch
Silver: Carole Pascoe
Bronze: Karen Pilon
Men’s 65+ Gold: Richard Needham
Women’s 65+ Gold: Nancy Cameron
Silver: Bette Tysick
Bronze: June Ferguson
Men’s 75+ Gold:Nick Odinski
Silver: Ken Hastie
Bronze: Frank Osclamp
Women’s 75+ Gold: Eileen Healey
Men’s Doubles: Gold: Richard Fitzgibbon,Bill Hanna
Silver: Barry Pascoe, Ivor Morris
Bronze: Guy Chaput, Ken Hastie
Women’s Doubles: Gold: Marian Fitzgibbon, Jean Smith
Silver: Denys Brisbois, Janie Thompson
Bronze: Carole Pascoe, Janet Davidson
Mixed Doubles: Gold: Richard Fitzgibbon, Marian Fitzgibbon
Silver: Barry Pascoe, Carole Pascoe
Bronze: Ivor Morris, Denys Brisbois
The Annual Meeting and Banquet was held on June 24 at the Carleton Place Legion where over 50 people enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner served by the Legion Auxilary. Mayor Louis Anantokas and Reeve Richard Kidd brought greetings from their municipalities and Patti Guimond from Waterside was the guest speaker. She is very generous with the support of Waterside for lunches at the games and donations for the use of the facilities as well as hosting meetings and games there. She focused on the importance o f volunteers and when she asked for a show of hands, it was obvious she was “preaching to the converted.” However the local executive needs a secretary since Shirley Gamble ,who has done a terrific job, has resigned and so if you are a senior who can volunteer for one more duty, give Marilyn Snedden a call.
The raffle to raise money to assist those going to Midland on August 9-11 was drawn at the end of the banquet. Winners were –
- 2 Senators tickets-Louis Anantokas
- Framed Print of Eric Karlsson (donated by Barry & Carole Pascoe)-Lyle Campbell
- $200 donated by Waterside-Rose Veley
- Gift Certificates from The Cheddar Shop, The Fudge Factory and the Beckwith Butcher- Jane Frey.
Ernie Nolan was given a free membership for 2017 as a reward for selling over 100 tickets for the raffle.
It’s been an exciting summer so far with good participation in most of the games. There were many people trying a game new to them, so that is a goal of having a yearly fee of $17 that invites participation in many events. Good luck to everyone at Midland but remember meeting new people is as much fun as winning a medal.
The Executive is beginning to plan for the OSGA Regional Games we are pledged to host in 2019. Every second year when there are no Ontario Summer Games, regional events are held. Next year Pembroke will host them so it’s a chance to learn from them. It is a one day event but involves hundreds of seniors so the local municipalities and other sponsors will be approached for assistance in the near future. It will require a large contingent of volunteers too, so be ready when called.