Saskatoon Sport District

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From The President’s Pen

On September 21st, the Annual Social Afternoon and Evening of fun, activities, silent auction, meat draws, 50/50, dinner and short dance turned out to be very successful.            

The attendance was slightly down for the Spotlight on Seniors Day on September 30th at TCU Place.  The area where our table was located had a traffic flow problem; we have suggested some changes for next year. It will be held on September 29, 2015. 

Our Annual General Meeting was held on Friday, October 17th with approximately 50 members present that resulted in an excellent AGM.  We were successful in electing two new Committee Members and another volunteered after the meeting.  The participation in Saskatoon Sport District has been the largest in many years…….. keep up the good work.

We participated in an Age-Friendly Saskatoon Initiative focus group to further outline what is required for a Senior Friendly Saskatoon and Saskatchewan.  Another session to finalize all our thought is scheduled for early spring.

May I take this opportunity to thank the Committee Members, the Activity Coordinators and Volunteers for their dedication and hard work to make our organization very successful and rewarding to participate in.  Thank you members for supporting our programs.

On behalf of the Saskatoon Sport District Committee, I would like to extend a very Merry Christmas, a Happy and Festive Season and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.  Please take some time from your busy schedule to share some time with family and friend, plus maybe renew and share experiences with old acquaintances.  Memories are good. 

Provincial 55+ Games

North Battleford has been selected to Host the 2016 SSFA Provincial 55+ Games July 5-7.  They are presently setting up a committee.  Once again that will be close to home for us; we can choose accommodation or even drive each day.  Humboldt Host Committee realized a surplus of $12,500. 

Canada 55+ Games

Brampton, Ontario will host the 2016 Canada 55+ Games from August 16-19. 

55+ Games For The Off Year

Since the 55+ Games are held every two years, in the year between the 55+ Games some Districts plan, organize and provide Games competition and sometimes a social function.  They usually hold it in one day.  As members, if you would like a day of competition and fun, please talk to your Activity Coordinator who will advise us of your interest.  We may even wish to invite other Districts.  This one-day mini Games would also help increase our membership. 


During the year we sold slightly over 400 memberships that is the highest in years; thanks to the good work of the Activity Coordinators.  Our year-end is March 31st and we will start membership renewals for 2015/2016 in March and April.  

Annual General Meeting

Two new Committee Directors-at-Large were elected:  Vi Mizuno and Wes MacIntosh.  After the AGM, Joe Chermishnok volunteered and at the next Committee meeting, he was accepted.  They are elected to a two-year term. Thank you for accepting a position on the Saskatoon Sport District Committee and thank you to Preston Park Retirement Residence for donating their Dining Room for our meeting, a very beautiful and relaxing setting.  A number of participants expressed their positive views of the Provincial and Canada Games experience.

Spotlight On Seniors

Please book Tuesday, September 30th to attend at TCU Place from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. You may purchase a noon lunch and enjoy the entertainment. SSFA have a table set-up. The cost is $7.00 and you may purchase tickets at the SCOA office or Medicine Shop at 2 for $10.000 or 1 for $7.00.

Approximately 1000 – 1200 people attend each year.


The November 26th Steak Nite at the Coachman Grill & Bar raised $913.00.  Your Committee is planning more fundraisers for April through August.  One suggestion is a build-your-burger nite.  We are investigating and if feasible we will give it a try.                  

Walking Program

We encourage all our members, their families and friends to walk every day as often as possible.  Track & Field have arranged walking/running/exercise at the Saskatoon Field House on Mondays from 2:30 – 3:30 pm. Simply show your membership card when entering the Field House.  These walks will count towards the Saskatoon Seniors’ Globe Walk if you are part of Team SSFA. 

Annual Social Afternoon And Evening

The members and guests present supported the idea of organizing a similar function for next year.  We raised $1046.00 from the 50/50, meat draws and silent auction.  Approximately 100 attended.  The mayor attended and we had some fun with him.  Thank you for sharing and supporting this event.


We will be updating our website from time to time.

Volunteers for Track & Field

Track & Field need you! Any members interested, please follow-up with Ken.

We have an opportunity for you to watch amazing track & field athletes up close at indoor track meets at the Saskatoon Field House by being part of the Officiating Team.  We have a number of exciting jobs on the track; at long jump, high jump & shot put.  All Officials start off with a two hour training session in conjunction with a track meet.  This training can start you on a life time experience as part of the sport of Athletics or merely allow you to follow your kids, or grandchildren and their friends around the meets in their growing years. 

Register today for one of the following Introductory Officials Clinics:

January 10 @ 11:00 am; January 10 @ 1:30 pm; January 23 @ 7:00 pm; January 24 @ 10:00 am

Register by email with

Member Recognition

Roland Delhomme was awarded the Howard West Athletics Performance Excellence Award at the Bob Adams Foundation Dinner on October 17th. Roland has been an outstanding SSFA athlete, Canadian Masters performer and has passed his knowledge on through coaching with our seniors Track & Field program.  We congratulate him on this well deserved and long overdue award. 

Change Of Address

If you have a change of address or any change in status, please advise Laurie Dunlop at 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 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,

Seniors' Globe Walk

Team SSFA is once again entered in the Seniors Globe Walk.  It was such a success last year that this year we will walk to the Moon!!  Walk is from January 5 – April 30, 2015.  Any physical activity counts; you can walk, stroll, hike, bike, swim, work out in the gym, etc.  You can keep your exercise in steps, distance or time.  If you haven’t joined yet, please consider being part of Team SSFA. Late entries are welcome. Please contact your Activity Coordinator or Jean Healey, Director of Programs.  Everyone is welcome and they do not have to be SSFA members and it is free. 

Winter Activities


Ebenezer Church every Tuesday and Thursday  until December 23rd and resume January 6th.  Because of the number of participants we have one session from 1:00 to 2:30 and another from 2:30 to 4:00.  We continue to play Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Legends Centre in Warman.  Play will continue there over the holidays except for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.


Saskatoon Field House - Mondays 2:30 to 3:30PM and will continue to do so until the end of March at which time we will move our workouts outdoors.


No particular activities are planned for the winter. Globe Walk participants have been recruited and results will be tabulated and reported monthly.

BOWLING - 5 PIN BOWLING for FUN!!!!!!!    

Eastview Bowl - Sun 11 Jan @3:30pm,  Fri Jan 23 @3:30pm,  Sun 15 Feb @ 3:30 pm ,  Fri 20 Feb @ 1:30pm ,

Fri 20 Mar @ 1:30pm and Sun 29 Mar3:30 pm.   Three games for $5.00 @


Anavets Club – Thursday 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm.   Anavets Membership $31 per year

Pacific Billiards – Saturday !: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.

There is a complete list of Directors and Activity Coordinates below.


Saskatoon Sport District Committee – 2014-2015

President: Sheldon Kraus 306-242-9452
Vice-President: Les Haugen 306-230-6683
Secretary: Mary Ore 306-955-0557
Assisting Secretary: Leslie Sichello 306-477-2839
Treasurer: Ron Spizziri 306-244-9478
Director of Programs: Jean Healey 306-934-3567
Director of Finance: June Lamers     306-382-1730
Director of Member Relations: Laurie Dunlop 306-242-6786
Marketing Representative: Dawna Neilson 306-242-6848
Director of Courtesy & Recognition: Yvonne Pryor   306-374-4542
Directors at Large    
Pat Harbidge 306-343-7231
Wes MacIntosh 306-222-5453
Vi Mizuno 306-249-2364
Joe Chermishnok 306-979-3994


Activity Coordinators 2014-2015

Bocce Ball: Barbara Gessner   306-384-6481 
Bridge: Contract-Social: Ruth Jones 306-242-2294
Bowling: Five Pin: Sheldon Kraus 306-242-9452
  Yvonne Pryor   306-374-4542
  June Lamers   306-382-1730
Golf: Dawna Neilson 306-242-6848
  Bryan Zeman 306-931-8534
Pickleball - Winter: Barry MacDonald 306-242-5365
Pickleball - Summer: Bill Welsh 306-249-2978
Scrabble: Shirley Woodward 306-373-1674
Poetry/Short Story: Don Reimer 306-374-2881
Shuffleboard Bank: Tom Atkin 306-384-3355
Slo-Pitch: Doris Croteau 306-374-8749
  Myrna Kydd 306-283-4298
Snooker/8 Ball: Dorothy Jendruck 306-382-5183
Swimming: Rita Verma   306-242-5180
Track & Field: Garry Gentle 306-374-6093
Volleyball: John Wall 306-931-4651


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.

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