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Want to represent Simcoe County at Ontario 55+ Summer Games?

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Participants are being sought to represent Simcoe County during the Ontario 55+ Summer Games.

The games, being held in Peterborough Aug. 9 to 11, will host the province’s most athletic people who are at least 55 years old. Events include card games, bowling, running, pickleball, slo-pitch, swimming, cycling, darts, golf and more.

Larry Carter, the Simcoe County co-ordinator for the games, says qualifying tournaments could be set up in May, but if there isn’t enough interest, any participants who are willing to compete may be sent to the games.

The games, which have been around since 1982, are a way to keep Ontarians active, and Carter said that in Simcoe County, seniors are known to be fairly active.

“Being active is one of the most important things for seniors,” he said. “Anything that can get people involved and active is important.”

To participate in the games or to help volunteer with the Simcoe County teams, email Carter at scsgsummer@gmail.com.

Here is a full list of the events that are slated to take place at the Ontario 55+ Summer Games:

  • Euchre
  • Bid euchre
  • Contract bridge
  • Cribbage
  • 5-pin bowling - teams
  • 5-pin bowling - singles - women
  • 5-pin bowling - singles - men
  • Carpet bowling
  • Floor shuffleboard
  • Golf - men
  • Golf - women
  • Walking - prediction men
  • Walking - Nordic men
  • Walking - prediction women
  • Walking - Nordic women
  • Run - prediction men 55+
  • Run - prediction women 55+
  • Pickleball - men 55+
  • Pickleball - men 65+
  • Pickleball - women 55+
  • Pickleball - women 65+
  • Pickleball - mixed 55+
  • Pickleball - mixed 65+
  • Slo-pitch - competitive 
  • Slo-pitch - recreational
  • Cycling - prediction 5k women 55+
  • Cycling - prediction 5k men 55+
  • Cycling - time trial women 55+
  • Cycling - time trial 10k men 55+
  • Cycling - time trial 10k women 65+
  • Cycling - time trial 10k men 65+
  • Billiards - 8 ball - men 55+
  • Billiards - 8 ball - women 55+
  • Bocce
  • Darts - men
  • Darts - women
  • Darts - mixed
  • Lawn bowling - doubles
  • Lawn bowling - triples
  • Tennis - men 55+
  • Tennis - women 55+
  • Tennis - men 65+
  • Tennis - women 65+
  • Tennis - mixed 55+
  • Tennis - mixed 65+
  • Swimming prediction women 55+ 
  • Swimming prediction men 55+ 
  • Swimming prediction women 65+ 
  • Swimming prediction men 65+ 
  • Swimming open sprint women 55+ 
  • Swimming open sprint men 55+ 
  • Swimming open sprint women 65+ 
  • Swimming open sprint men 65+ 
  • Swimming open sprint women 75+ 
  • Swimming open sprint men 75+ 
  • Swimming four sprint competition women 55+
  • Swimming four sprint competition men 55+
  • Swimming four sprint competition women 65+
  • Swimming four sprint competition men 65+
  • Swimming four sprint competition women 75+
  • Swimming four sprint competition men 75+

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