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Saskatoon Hosts 55+ Provincial Games

Published: Jul 3, 2012
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saskatoon, SK – June 27, 2012 – Saskatoon Sports Tourism and the Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association are delighted to announce the return of the 55+ Provincial Games from July 3 – 5, 2012. Nearly 500 athletes will be competing in 13 events to advance to the Canada 55+ Games in Sydney, Nova Scotia from August 29 – September 1, 2012.

“Since keeping active as we grow older is very important, the 55+ Provincial Games provide many age and skill appropriate opportunities for competition,” says Sheldon Kraus, President of the Saskatoon Sport District of the Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association. “We admire the fact that seniors are role models, they are fully engaged and active, and they are truly an inspiration to us all.”

The objective of the 55+ Provincial Gams is to promote active living, wellness and participation of adults 55 years of age and older. The first games were held in Melville in 1988. The provincial games are held every two years and this will be Saskatoon’s first turn as hosts since 1998. Sports range from swimming and golf to shuffleboard and cribbage, insuring a wide variety of participants. Special events to be held at Prairieland Park include opening ceremonies on July 3, banquet on July 4 and closing ceremonies on July 5. A complete schedule of events can be found at www.ssfa.ca and admission to all events is free.

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For more information, contact:

Ariane Zerr                                                                  
Host Committee Chair                                                               
2012 Saskatchewan 55+ Provincial Games                                            
Direct: (306) 382-4699                                                               

Ned Powers

Communications Chair

2012 Saskatchewan 55+ Provincial Games
Direct: (306) 652-8381
powers@sasktel.net                                        


About Saskatoon Sports Tourism

Saskatoon Sports Tourism was created to guide the attraction, retention and creation of sports tourism activities in Saskatoon. Saskatoon Sports Tourism assists event organizers to locate local suppliers, sports venues, and hotel accommodations and helps increase local awareness and attendance at events. For more information, visit www.saskatoonsportstourism.com.

About Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association

Formed in 1984, the Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association is a volunteer, non-profit organization formed in response to the need for an activity program for people fifty years of age and older. Directed by a volunteer Board of Directors, the main objective of the association is to promote active living, wellness and participation. For more information, visit www.ssfa.ca.  
 
 
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