Manitoba Association of Senior Centres (MASC): Catch Selkirk’s 2020 Vision…Get in the Games!

Participate. Compete. Play! The Manitoba 55+ Games are coming to Selkirk in June 2020
Active Aging in Manitoba

You can join hundreds of other older Manitobans and make new friends for life!

Selkirk is gearing up for the 38th annual Manitoba 55+ Games (presented by PlayNow.com) scheduled for June 16 to 18, 2020. This will be the first time the Games have been held in Selkirk since back in 2001. 

The impactful slogan “Catch Selkirk’s 2020 Vision…Get in the Games!” was chosen by the Selkirk host committee, which has a few fun surprises in store for both returning and new participants of this annual celebration.

Annual participants are looking forward to another exciting provincial event that is expected to attract over 1,000 older Manitobans from all across the province. Participants ranging in age from 55 to 90+ will be engaging in 25 age-friendly sports and activities over the 3-day provincial sport-for-life celebration. There will also be a free waterfront concert put on by the host committee and athlete celebration banquet and dance. Approximately 300 volunteers will be involved to help the events run smoothly.

The 2020 Manitoba 55+ Games are open to Manitobans who are 55 years of age or older by December 31, 2020. There is a wide range of events being offered with distinct age categories and ability levels that ensure each event is fair and friendly by matching participants with others their age and experience. Whether you are a beginner who wants a taste of the Manitoba 55+ Games experience for the first time or a seasoned participant, there is an event for everyone at these Games in June. 

This set of Games will offer all the regular popular events such as golf, slo-pitch, pickleball, floor shuffleboard/curling, 5-pin bowling, predicted walk, horseshoes, snooker, swimming and track. The equally popular ‘brain games’ events such as contract bridge, cribbage, whist and scrabble will also be offered.

These events demonstrate how the Manitoba 55+ Games continue to respond to the expressed interests of older Manitobans and encourage them to participate in socially engaging activities for life. For older adults, physical activity and exercise are essential to maintain quality of life, feel energetic and live a happy and rewarding life. It doesn’t matter what your age or your current level of activity, it is never too late to experience the joy and health benefits of an active lifestyle.

There are plenty of opportunities to experience the Manitoba 55+ Games in Selkirk June 16 -18, 2020. Registration will begin March 06, 2020 (mark your calendars!) so choose an event and surprise yourself this June. Registration for the majority of events closes Friday, May 08, 2020. The deadline for slo-pitch is Friday, May 15, 2020. Please note: Early Bird pricing will be in effect until April 24th (registration after April 24th will add $10.00 per person per event).

For more information on the 2020 Manitoba 55+ Games (presented by PlayNow.com), please contact the MB 55+ Games office at: 204-261-9257, email: manitoba55plusgames@gmail.com or visit the AAIM website at: www.activeagingmb.ca.

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Active Aging in Manitoba (AAIM) is located at the Wellness Institute at Seven Oaks General Hospital, 1075 Leila Avenue, Winnipeg. Go online to activeagingmb.ca.

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