Saskatoon Sport District
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From The President’s Pen
In the Spring 2015 Newsletter, I, obviously had a Senior Moment (again!!!!) indicating the Saskatoon Sport District Mini Games will be held June 6 – 10; it should have read July 6 – 10, 2015. I just noticed the incorrect dates while preparing for this Summer Edition; hopefully, this will not cause any difficulty.
Some of the Activity Coordinators have organized and booked their venues, while other are in the process of booking. A partial list is in the Newsletter. Your coordinators have been very active in membership renewals plus signing up new members. Our objective will be to exceed the 2014 of 414 (presently well over 300); that goal should be easy!!!!
The fundraisers were successful with one more scheduled for November.
At the June 4th Provincial Board Meeting, approval was given for the Kelly Green Golf Shirt for the Canada 55+ Games and we are seeking a supplier for the SSFA Kelly Green Jackets. More information will come out in the new year when a supplier is found who can match the Kelly Green.
New SSFA Lapel Pins have been produced and paid for by the Provincial Board. Your Saskatoon Sport District Committee must now decide if we hand them out this year or next year when you renew your memberships for the Games. My guess – next spring for the membership renewals in April.
Saskatoon Council on Aging (SCOA) is looking for a new Project Coordinator for the Seniors’ Globe Walk. The applicant must have good computer skills plus good administrative leadership. It is a paid position one to three days a week from September to May. If you have an interest, please call June Gawdun at 306-652-2255.
Please renew your memberships and continue to support, be active and enjoy your SSFA activities, plus receive the newsletters and information updates.
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 at Laurie Dunlop, email@example.com.. Sending the newsletter via email saves us money and enables us to communicate with you more often too.
www.ssfa.ca We will be updating our website from time to time.
Seniors' Globe Walk
Saskatoon Sport District registered over 625 participants that is included in SCOA’s number of 1789 and we all walked the equivalent of approximately 283,600 miles. The moon is 220,000 miles away and now next years project will be to walk back from the moon. The Seniors’ Globe Walk Committee is scheduled to meet in September to start planning our return; after all, we do not wish to be stranded in the atmosphere!!!!
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 Friday, October 2, 2015 at the Preston Park II Retirement Residence at 1:30 pm. Registration will start at 1:00 pm.
Spotlight on Seniors
This is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at TCU.
At the Saskatchewan Marathon in June, our Director of Programs, Jean Healey ran the ½ marathon as her personal best. Congratulations, Jean!!!!
Committee and Coordinators Meeting
The next scheduled meeting for the Committee Members and Event Coordinators is scheduled for Monday, August 10 at 1:30 pm at Preston Park II Retirement Residence. Please plan to attend as we have many things to handle and accomplish.
Please renew your membership for the 2015-2016 as soon as possible. If you do not have an Activity Coordinator please contact a Committee member or any Coordinator for renewal.
The next newsletter will be produced in early September. This Fall Newsletter will only be distributed to the up-to-date membership list. Presently, our distribution includes last years list.
We have updated the inserts that are in the SSFA brochures. If you require new inserts for your brochures or more brochures, please contact Jean or Sheldon.
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 or visit at 2020 College Drive (Saskatoon Field House), email firstname.lastname@example.org. Their website is www.scoa.ca.
2016 Canada 55+ Games
Brampton, Ontario will host the 2016 Canada 55+ Games from August 16- 19. The Host Committee has approved their event list to include:
Core Activities: (15 events)
Badminton, contract bridge, cribbage, darts, duplicate bridge, five-pin bowling, floor shuffleboard, golf, ice curling, ice hockey (male & female), slo-pitch, swimming, tennis, track & field and 8 ball.
Optional activities: (6 events)
Carpet bowling, euchre, horseshoes, lawn bowling, pickleball and table tennis.
5k – 10 k run
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
Presently, Saskatoon Sport District has enough players signed up for two teams in Ice Hockey. Ice Curling is looking for a Coordinator as the two events will be played off in the third week of March 2016.
55+ Games for the Off Year
Saskatoon sport District has scheduled the Mini Games during the week of July 6 – 10. One or two events may not fit in our schedule; as a result they will be held when a venue is available to them. Since the events are set-up in the above manner, you may participate in as many events that appeal to you. We just request that you register with the Event Coordinator in advance to ensure you can be accommodated. Where we do not have an Event Coordinator, please choose among your group for a leader, otherwise there will be no activity. If there is a Coordinator and no schedule please contact the respective coordinator for a plan.
|Bocce Ball||July 8 - 1:30 – 3:30 pm||Preston Park II Retirement Residence||
Barbara Gessner - 306-384-6481
Vi -t email@example.com
Jean - firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning to play outdoors
|Bowling – 5 Pin||July 10 – 1:30 pm||Eastview Bowl||
Sheldon – 306-242-9452
June – 306-382-1730
|Golf||July 10 (tentative) 18 & 9 holes medal play||Wildwood Golf Course||
Dawna - email@example.com
Bryan – firstname.lastname@example.org
|Track & Field||July 25 – 9:30 am||Griffiths Stadium||
Judy – 306-373-3604,
|Pickleball||July 7 – 1:00 pm until draw completed||Father Basil Merkle Park 105th St.||
Barry – 306-249-2978,
|Swimming||Rita – 306-242-5180|
|8 Ball / Snooker||July 11 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm||Pacific Billiards 609-1st Ave. N||
Murray – 306-633-5618,
|Slo-Pitch||July 7 & 9 9:00 – 10:30 am||Umea Park behind Lawson Heights Mall||
Doris – 306-374-8749,
Myrna – 306-283-4298,
|Tennis||September 3||Anne 306-382-2999 email@example.com|
Saskatoon Sport District welcomes all spectators to all the venues to enjoy the spirit of the Games. Good luck to all participants.
Spring & Summer Activities
Father Basil Merkle Park in Sutherland (Central Avenue & 105th Street).
TRACK & FIELD
SSFA members can work out at Griffiths Stadium (runs, throws, walks and jumps) every Tuesday at 1:00 pm and Saturday at 9:30 am. Anyone can come and get help with learning an event.
Swimming dates to be announced later.
BOWLING - 5 PIN BOWLING for FUN!
Canadian Bowling Center, 217 Fairmont Drive (former Pin House) on Sunday, August 9 and Friday August 21 at 1:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday at Umea Park at 9:30 am.
Monthly fun tournaments will be from June – September at Wildwood Golf Course.
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:||Judy Warickemail@example.com||306-373-3604|
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, Whist, Forty-Fives, Bean Bag Toss, Washer Toss, Tarabish, Walking/Pole Walking/Fitness Walking.