For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Prince Albert To Host 2020 SSFA +55 Games
Prince Albert, Sk. – The 2020 Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association (SSFA) Provincial 55+ Games will be hosted in Prince Albert July 7-9, 2020. The Executive Committee of City Council endorsed a recommendation last night to proceed with planning to host the SSFA’s bi-yearly event in the summer of 2020. The previous games were hosted in Moose Jaw in 2018.
The City of Prince Albert will work with Local Seniors Organizations and the SSFA to host the 16 disciplines, which will act as a qualifying event for the 2020 Canada 55+ Games in Kamloops, BC on August 25-28, 2020. There will be events held in the 8 districts around Saskatchewan to qualify for the provincial games in Prince Albert.
The Games combine a focus of social, physical, psychological involvement with a high quality event and in turn encourage older adults to stay involved as participants and volunteers. This will provide an opportunity to promote seniors’ sport and recreation locally and provincially.
The 16 disciplines to be contested at the 2020 SSFA Provincial 55+ Games in Prince Albert include: 5 Pin Bowling, Contract Bridge, Cribbage, Golf, Curling (competition in March, 2020 when ice is still available), Kaiser, Pickleball, Poetry & Short Story, Scrabble, Bank Shuffleboard, Slo-Pitch, 8 Ball, Swimming, Track & Field, Floor Shuffleboard and Lawn Bowling. In total, approximately 700 people will participate in the Games.
“The SSFA 55+ Games provide an enjoyable experience full of fun, laughter and healthy competition with peers in an “Olympic style” venue”, said Margaret Gailing, Provincial SSFA President. “These participants are role-models that are fully engaged in activities that they enjoy.”
“Hosting the 2020 SSFA Provincial 55+ Games gives Prince Albert another opportunity to showcase our facilities and volunteers”, said Jody Boulet, Director of Community Services. “The goal is that the Games will create a legacy moving forward that will re-vitalize seniors’ activities within Prince Albert and promote active living.”
The appointment of the Host Committee will be forwarded to City Council for approval by July 31, 2019.
For more information please contact:
Jody Boulet Margaret Gailing
Director of Community Services President
City of Prince Albert Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association
Phone: 306-953-4800 Phone: 306-842-4807/306-539-8195