Saskatoon Sport District

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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
  • Bocce
  • Contact Bridge
  • Cribbage
  • Golf – 36 Holes + 35 Recreational Golf (two days)
  • Ice Curling + Ice 2 Person Stick Curling
  • Ice Hockey
  • Kaiser
  • Pickleball
  • Poetry & Short Story Writing
  • Scrabble
  • Slo-Pitch
  • Swimming
  • Tennis (Outdoor)
  • Track & Field
  • Whist


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  Their website is


Kinsmen Games

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. 


Member Recognition

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 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,


Website   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).



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 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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