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SportsDistrict 7A trip to the OSGA +55 Summer Games at Midland

District 7A trip to the OSGA +55 Summer Games at Midland

Area participants are back with medals from the Midland OSGA +55 Summer Games.

The local group of 22 seniors who traveled to the Midland area last week to compete in the Ontario games from August 10-11, returned with some medals,but no gold. However all agreed it was lots of fun and the organizers did an amazing job under difficult circumstances.
There were over 1300 seniors competing in 18 events ranging from swimming, tennis, bowling to 4 different card games with several divisions for age and men or women in many of them.

The major challenge was accommodation for all these people, resulting in people staying in Barrie, Orillia,Midland and requiring school buses to bring them to events as far north as Penetanguishene and Tay and Tiny Townships. It was a mammoth task for the organizers who had been planning for 2 years but everything went fairly smoothly.

The weather was very hot for the people playing slo- pitch,lawn bowling, tennis and bocce -quite a contrast to the air conditioned venues for shuffleboard and the card games. However if it had been raining, that would have presented major problems.

The District Coordinators were privileged to visit all the venues on both days and tried to solve any problems their people were experiencing. Marilyn Snedden served in this capacity since Guy Chaput was a competitor and she thanks everyone for their patience as she learned how to handle a smart phone. There were a few small problems but it turned out to be a good experience for all.

The opening and closing ceremonies were impressive with government officials from the sponsoring municipalities and the Minister of Tourism,Culture and Sport, a Town Crier and a wonderful dancing group from the local reserves who were backed up be very talented drummers.

The local medal winners were Swimming-Silver for Karen Meiche, Bronze for the Women’s Dart team of Nancy Cameron and Denys Brisboise and Bronze for the Cribbage players-Lila Wade and Donna Bennett. Congratulate them if you meet them .

Planning for the OSGA Winter Games in Coburg in February begins next so everyone who paid the membership for this summer’s games is eligible for them. Watch for information on registering or contact Guy Chaput at 613 253-2784 or Marilyn Snedden at 613 256-3130.

dart bronze winners
Denys Brisboise & Nancy Cameron (Bronze for Darts)
medal winners at 2016 OSGA games
Donna Bennett & Lila Wade (Bronze for Cribbage) and Karen Meiche (Silver for Swimming)

 

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