Saskatoon Sport District
For general information about the Saskatoon Sport District email Saskatoon.firstname.lastname@example.org
From The President’s Pen
The start of a new fiscal year, April 1, 2015, has the Committee Members and Coordinators planning and organizing activities for our members. At the last Committee Members/Coordinators meeting, a recommendation was made to hold mini-fun tournaments in the off-year of the SSFA Provincial 55+ Games, as a result, there will be planned activities/events during the week of June 6-10, 2015.
The Seniors’ Globe Walk to the Moon has taken off and accumulating many miles. Your registration and participation is greatly appreciated and please continue until the end of April.
The Saskatoon Sport District has approved and planned a number of fundraiser nights. Please plan to attend and support our dinners.
With the new year just starting, your Coordinators are now approaching last year’s members to renew their membership. You may also approach your respective Event Coordinator and renew as soon as possible. To participate in the mini-fun games, you must have a 2015-2016 renewal membership.
The City of Saskatoon Community Leisure Services Program 2015 has just approved our Grant Application in the amount of $3500.00. The Provincial Treasury has distributed an allocation of $1250.00 to our District.
Golf Shirts with our SSFA logo may be available for future Canada 55+ Games These shirts will be optional; therefore the participants will be able to purchase for $35.00.
Please renew your membership and continue to support, be active and enjoy your SSFA activities.
Seniors' Globe Walk
We have registered 612 participants and walked approximately 14,000 miles for the end of February. SCOA registered over 1500 walkers with total mileage of 122,000. The moon is 220,00 miles; so all of us should reach the moon very easily. Thank you all for signing up and supporting such a great project.
Remember each Tuesday and Thursday at the Saskatoon Field House from 1:00-2:00 pm until the end of April, is free to walk on the track. Just advise the front desk that you are with the Globe Walk.
On April 22nd at 1:30 pm, all participants may join a walk starting at the Mendel Art Gallery. Please come out and enjoy.
The Celebration Luncheon will be on May 8th at 12:00 pm at the Western Development Museum. Tickets are available for $15.00 from Jean, Sheldon or the SCOA office. Please purchase early as space is limited. The Zoomer Idol 2014 winners, The Paddlewheelers will entertain and there will be some great door prizes.
We must all thank our Senior’ Globe Walk Captain, Jean Healey, for all the work she has done to provide the success that we have enjoyed.
Annual Social Afternoon and Evening
This is scheduled for September 20, 2015 beginning at 3:00 pm at the Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans Club. There will be more information in the next newsletter.
Annual General Meeting
The Saskatoon Sport District AGM has been scheduled for October 2, 2015 at the Preston Park Retirement Residence at 1:30 pm.
Spotlight on Seniors
This is scheduled for October 6, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at TCU.
We have three fundraisers planned for the spring.
Wednesday, April 22nd is the first Steak Night at the Coachman Bar & Grill in Market Mall. Happy Hour at 5:00 pm & Dinner at 6:00 pm.
Sunday, May 24th at 4:30 pm is at Build-A-Burger at Haywood’s Grill, 3016 Arlington Avenue.
Wednesday, June 17 at the Coachman Bar & Grill in Market Mall. Happy Hour at 5:00 pm and Dinner at 6:00 pm.
Tickets are $15 per person and available from Committee members and Event Coordinators. If you have other ides for fundraising, please advise us.
55+ Games for the Off Year
Saskatoon Sport District will hold mini – fun tournaments during the week of July 6 – 10. Each Event Coordinator is asked to plan and organize their respective activities during the week. For example, 5 Pin Bowling is booked on Friday, July 10th at 1:30 pm at Eastview Bowl. Members can participate in as many activities as you can fit in during the week. All Coordinators will have a schedule by early June.
The District will hand out ribbons (instead of medals) to the winning participants.
Committee and Coordinators Meeting
The next scheduled meeting for the Committee Members and Event Coordinators is scheduled for Monday, April 13th at 1:30 pm at Preston Park Retirement Residence II. Please plan to attend as we have many things to handle and accomplish.
Canada 55+ Games
Brampton, Ontario will host the 2016 Canada 55+ Games from August 16-19. The Host Committee has not approved their event list to date.
Provincial 55+ Games
The Battlefords will host the 2016 SSFA Provincial 55+ Games July 5 – 7. The registration fee is $40 and they have agreed to the following SSFA 55+ Events:
- 5 Pin Bowling, 10 lanes
- 8 Ball/Snooker
- Bank Shuffleboard
- Contact Bridge
- Golf – 36 Holes + 35 Recreational Golf (two days)
- Ice Curling + Ice 2 Person Stick Curling
- Ice Hockey
- Poetry & Short Story Writing
- Tennis (Outdoor)
- Track & Field
Saskatoon Council on Aging (SCOA)
SCOA provides many services and programs for seniors including volunteering. If you have an interest, you may call the office at 306-652-2255 visit at 2020 College Drive (Saskatoon Field House), email email@example.com. Their website is www.scoa.ca.
The Kinsmen Games held in Saskatoon at the Saskatoon Field House had a number of our members participating in the competition with a few records set or broken. Members included: Roland Delhomeau, Ken Luchka, Keith Meszaros, Vi Mizuno, Mary Ore, Dale Ross, Jeff Sauter, Judy and Randy Warick. Congratulations on the good competition and the setting of records.
Our member, Ted Rowan, was recognized in the Bridges in the February 16th issue. Ted received several pages of exposure for all of his accomplishments, setting records in Track & Field, his boxing career and contributions. Ted is 81 and still setting records. He was also acknowledged in the April 4th issue of The Star Phoenix as the Canadian Masters Athlete of the Month.
Congratulations Ted !!!!!!!!
2015 Prestige Awards
In Ottawa, on March 30, 2015, the 2015 Prestige Awards, a Program for Recognizing Exceptional Sport Tourism Initiatives, Games & Events, was announced by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA). There were eight categories.
In one award category, the SCTA Canadian Sport of the Year, the recipient was the 2015 Canada 55+ Games in Strathcona County, where a number of us participated and carried home many medals.
In another category, the Canada 55+ Games Association was recognized as well.
As we all recognized and acknowledged after the games that the Organizing Committee did an outstanding job.
SSFA Lapel Pins
The SSFA Provincial Board has approved the production of a new lapel pin with our logo. The Provincial Treasury will absorb the cost and each member will receive one through your District Event Coordinator. They will be available after the Provincial AGM scheduled for June 4th in Regina.
Change of Address
If you have a change of address or any change in status, please advise Laurie Dunlop at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Sheldon by phone at 306-242-9452.
Newsletter Important Notice
If you received your SSFA newsletter by mail, but you do have an email address please notify Laurie before the next newsletter in June, at the email address below. Sending the newsletter via email saves us money and enables us to communicate with you more often too. Laurie Dunlop, email@example.com.
www.ssfa.ca We will be updating our website from time to time.
Spring & Summer Activities
When the weather warms up, play will be outdoors at Father Basil Merkle Park in Sutherland (Central Avenue & 105th Street).
TRACK & FIELD
Saskatoon Field House - Mondays 2:30 to 3:30PM and will continue to do so until the end of April at which time we will move our workouts outdoors.
Swimming dates to be announced later.
BOWLING - 5 PIN BOWLING for FUN !!!!!!!
No bowling in April. Resume at Canadian Bowling Centre, 217 Fairmont Dr. (former Pin House) on Friday, May 22nd , Sunday, June 7th , Friday, June 19th all at 1:30 pm.
Tuesday and Thursday at Umea Park when weather warms up.
Monthly fun tournaments will be from June – September at Wildwood Golf Course.
Anavets Club – Thursday 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm. Anavets Membership $31 per year
Pacific Billiards – Saturday 1:00 pm. $4.00 for 2 hours for SSFA members
Anavets Club - Wednesday & Friday 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Drop in fee is $1.50
Lakewood Tennis Club - Monday-Friday 9:30 – 10:30 am
Cosmos Seniors Club & Fairfield Seniors Club
Contact Activity Coordinators for these activities for more information.
Saskatoon Sport District Committee – 2014-2015
|President: Sheldon Krausfirstname.lastname@example.org||306-242-9452|
|Vice-President: Les Haugenemail@example.com||306-230-6683|
|Secretary: Mary Orefirstname.lastname@example.org||306-955-0557|
|Assisting Secretary: Leslie Sichelloemail@example.com||306-477-2839|
|Treasurer: Ron Spizzirifirstname.lastname@example.org||306-244-9478|
|Director of Programs: Jean Healeyemail@example.com||306-934-3567|
|Director of Finance: June Lamers||306-382-1730|
|Director of Member Relations: Laurie Dunlopfirstname.lastname@example.org||306-242-6786|
|Marketing Representative: Dawna Neilsonemail@example.com||306-242-6848|
|Director of Courtesy & Recognition: Yvonne Pryor||306-374-4542|
|Directors at Large|
Activity Coordinators 2014-2015
|Bocce Ball:||Barbara Gessner||306-384-6481|
|Bridge: Contract-Social:||Ruth Jonesfirstname.lastname@example.org||306-242-2294|
|Bowling: Five Pin:||Sheldon Krausemail@example.com||306-242-9452|
|Pickleball - Winter:||Barry MacDonaldfirstname.lastname@example.org||306-242-5365|
|Pickleball - Summer:||Bill Welshemail@example.com||306-249-2978|
|Poetry/Short Story:||Don Reimerfirstname.lastname@example.org||306-374-2881|
|Shuffleboard Bank:||Tom Atkinemail@example.com||306-384-3355|
|Snooker/8 Ball:||Dorothy Jendruckfirstname.lastname@example.org||306-382-5183|
|Track & Field:||Garry Gentleemail@example.com||306-374-6093|
Activity Coordinators are needed for: Badminton, Biking, Darts, Duplicate Bridge, Carpet Bowling, Short Mat Bowling, Lawn Bowling, Curling Floor/Ice/Stick, Horseshoe, Floor Shuffleboard, Kaiser, Cribbage, Tennis, Whist, Forty-Fives, Bean Bag Toss, Washer Toss, Tarabish, Walking/Pole Walking/Fitness Walking.