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In Memory of Mary Johnson

Thursday, February 22, 2024
By: Jennifer Coates

Mary Johnson, a longtime member of the OSGA from 
District 11 -  Muskoka/Haliburton, passed away suddenly on
January 23, 2024.

Mary had been involved with the OSGA for about 15 years and
held numerous positions on District 11’s executive. She was the
District Coordinator and go-to person for the past 4 years.

She was a well deserved recipient of the Bob Secord Award in 2018,
which is granted to an individual that gives their time to health, wellness
and sport initiatives through the Senior Games. Mary was a soft spoken
and dedicated woman who aimed to make District 11 better every year.

She was a participant and convenor of walking for about 10 years
and also enjoyed playing bridge.

Mary will be missed by us all and we extend our deepest sympathies to
her husband Mike and family.

2024 Ontario 55+ Winter Games

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
By: Jennifer Coates

District 11 had 48 participants in Prediction skating, Curling and Men's Hockey in the
2024 55+ Winter Games that were held in Orillia Feb 6-8.
Congratulations to All for a great competition!

Jane Symons won Silver in the Women's 55+
Prediction Skating.

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2024 District 11 Update

Sunday, January 21, 2024
By: Jennifer Coates

District 11 is starting to plan for their 55+ Summer games. Click on Event Schedule to view but note that registration is not open until April 1st. Further details to follow.

There are no Provincial 55+ Summer Games this year as they are held every 2nd year. The Canada 55+ Summer Games will take place August 27 to August 30 in Quebec City. Medal winners from the 2023 Provincial 55+ Summer Games in Brantford have been invited.

District 11 is looking for new members to join our executive. Several of our executive members are retiring this year, including Mary Johnson, our District Coordinator. We also need a secretary and a representative for Huntsville. If we do not have anybody volunteer for these positions, then District 11 may have to fold.

Please help keep District 11 alive so we can all continue to participate in the 55+ Games organized by the OSGA.

Ontario 55+ Summer Games 2023

Friday, August 18, 2023
By: Jennifer Coates

25 Athletes from District 11 participated in the Ontario 55+ Summer Games that were held in Brantford from Aug. 9-11. Congratulations to all the participants proudly representing Muskoka/Haliburton. They took part in numerous sports - contract bridge, euchre, cribbage, shuffleboard, golf, pickleball and 5 pin bowling.

The flag bearer for the ceremony was Lorne Robertson.

The opening ceremonies were held on Wed August 9th.

Pictured from right to left - 1st Row - Linda Cherry and Rhonda Elstone - Contract Bridge
Evelyn Galloway and Carol Williams - Euchre
2nd Row - John and Beverley Kerr - Cribbage, Ruth Robertson - Shuffleboard,
Nik Polanski - Golf


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District 11 Games Winners - Cribbage, Pickleball, Golf and Tennis

Monday, June 26, 2023
By: Jennifer Coates
District 11 is pleased to announce the winners of the above events.
Congratulations to all!

Cribbage Finals were held June 15 at the Kinmount Legion.
Gold - Bernice Sopher and Beverley Skelding
Silver - John and Bev Kerr
Bronze - Bev Johnson and Chris Burton


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District 11 Games Winners - Euchre, Shuffleboard, Bid Euchre, Walking, Contract and Duplicate Bridge

Saturday, June 10, 2023
By: Jennifer Coates
District 11 is pleased to announce the winners of the above events.
Congratulations to all!

Euchre Finals were held on June 2nd at the Gravenhurst Seniors Centre.
Gold - Karen Tolton and Barbara Duce
Silver - Murray Wright and Glen Covert
Bronze - Carol Williams and Evelyn Galloway

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District 11 Convenors Luncheon

Thursday, May 11, 2023
By: Jennifer Coates
District 11 held their Convenors Luncheon on April 22nd at the Gravenhurst Seniors Centre.
A wonderful lunch was prepared by Lynne Briden and Barb Duce.
The luncheon is our way of thanking the convenors for running the many events that District 11 has held over the years. We couldn't hold the Summer Games without them!

Executive and Convenors that attended were: Donna and John Teravainen, Lorne and Ruth Robertson, Mary and Mike Johnson, Lynne Briden, Barb Duce, Barb Wynn, Jennifer Coates and Jere Pike. Absent were: Stuart Buck, Marianne Fenninger, Kathie Porter, Linda Cherry, Bev Johnson, Karen Litchfield and Pearl Cowen.

Many thanks to them all!

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Canada 55+ 2022 Summer Games

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
By: Jennifer Coates

District 11 had 6 participants in the Canada 55+ 2022 Summer Games in Kamloops, B.C.

Michael Johnson - Silver Medal - Mixed Doubles Pickleball 3.5-3.99 (75+)

Jane Symons - Bronze Medals - Womens 55+ 400 m Predicted Walk, 400 m Walk,
                                                    1000 m Predicted walk, 1000 m Walk

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Peterborough 55+ Summer Games 2022

Monday, March 13, 2023
By: Jennifer Coates

We had 11 athletes who attended the Ontario 55+ 2022 Summer Games in Peterborough.

Frank Ferris - Gold Medal in Mens 65+ 1.6 km Walking
Sharon Ferris - Silver Medal in Womens 55+ Nordic Walking 3 km
Larry Baadsvik - Silver Medal in Mens 55+  5 Pin Bowling
Jane Symons - Bronze Medal in Womens 55+ 3 km Walking

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