Haliburton County’s district 11 is looking forward to hosting Ontario Senior Games Association (OSGA) 55+ events this summer.
Spokesperson Mary Johnson said the games are open to men and women who are 55-plus years of age as of Dec. 31, 2022.
Men’s’ and ladies’ walking will kick things off on Wednesday, June 1, starting at 9 a.m. from the Haliburton docks.
The locals will host golf for men and women at Blairhampton Golf Course on Wednesday, June 8. The rain date is Tuesday, June 14. It features a shotgun start from 9 a.m.
Next up will be men’s’ and ladies’ doubles and mixed doubles tennis. This will be held at the Stanhope courts starting at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14. The rain date is June 16.
The ever-popular pickleball is set to be played via men’s and ladies’ doubles and mixed doubles at the Stanhope courts, also an 8:30 a.m. start, on Wednesday, June 15. The rain date is June 20.
The deadline to register is May 18. Johnson said the games are about being active and getting involved in the community.
“Do you have the time to have fun in a competitive, non-threatening setting? Are you seeking opportunities to socialize and meet new friends? Do you feel young and energetic?” she said of the OSGA mission.
People can qualify to go on to regional games and Ontario 55+ games. There are 36 districts across the province, with 9,000- plus participants and 500-plus volunteers.
The games were incorporated in 1997 and there are traditionally 18-plus summer events and 10-plus winter events. District 11 comprises Muskoka and Haliburton.
Inquiries: Mary Johnson at 705-754-1884.