2020 Manitoba 55+ Games
We are very excited to announce that The City of Selkirk and surrounding area is hosting the 2020 Manitoba 55+ Summer Games on June 16th, 17th and 18th. This is an amazing opportunity to host the Games and welcome over 1500 friendly Manitobans and their supporters, to our community, who will be participating in the Games.
Active Aging in Manitoba (AAIM) is encouraging all Manitobans to keep active in mind, body and spirit as we all get a little older. The Games will include familiar sports like Slo-Pitch and Swimming but they also include more recently popular sports such as Pickle Ball and Bocce Ball. For those who might not feel the urge to pick up a racket, there will be opportunities to compete for medals in Cribbage, Scrabble, Bridge and the Arts. All in all, there will be 22 venues around the City of Selkirk hosting these and other activities and sports.
Co-chairs, Deborah Vitt and Gerry Hamm, attended the Games in Swan River where they played multiple rounds of cribbage with a variety of participants of all ages. While they did not come home with a medal, they did play with a 97 year old woman from the area who walked away with Silver in the individual cribbage tournament! There were lots of cheers for her at the Athletes banquet the following evening!
We all know that hosting an event like this requires both volunteer and financial support. This is your invitation to become a Friend of the Games. Each donation of $50 will ensure your name will be included in print form during the Games. By becoming a Friend of the Games, you can be confident your contribution will enable this committee to host the best Games possible.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the co-chairs, Deborah or Gerry. You can also go to our Facebook page – Selkirk Manitoba 55+ Games 2020; or the Gordon Howard website at www.gordonhoward.ca.
Thanking you in advance,
Deborah Vitt 204-785-0538 Gerry Hamm 204-482-6057
Cheques made payable to Manitoba 55 Plus Games and can be mailed or delivered to –
The Gordon Howard Centre, 384 Eveline Street, Selkirk MB R1A 1N3