SAINT JOHN, N.B. – The P.E.I. 55+ Games Society recently sent a contingent of 90 participants to the 2018 Canada 55+ Games in Saint John, N.B.
The Games are a biennial event encompassing more than 20 events ranging from very active sports like hockey and tennis to more sedentary competitions like Scrabble and bridge. P.E.I. was represented in hockey, curling, swimming, track and field, cycling, bowling, golf, bocce, and Scrabble.
The Cornwall Curling Club rink of Gloria Clarke, Ruth Stavert, Elaine Hughes, and Janette Fraser won the 65-plus women’s curling division while the 55-plus men’s rink of Philip McInnis, Pius McInnis, Cornwall member David Murphy, and Alan Long were defeated in their medal qualifying game.
Cornwall member Marjorie Matthews earned two gold medals and a silver in track and field while cyclist Paul Wright brought home a gold and a silver.
Swimmers Letty Abbott (two gold and a bronze) and Ann Andrews (four bronze) had strong showings.
In the 75-plus bowling competition the team of Hector MacDonald, Margaret Wigginton, Norma Morrissey, Vera MacLeod and Foch McNally won gold. In singles, MacDonald won silver and Wigginton bronze.
Phyllis McCabe won silver in the Scrabble competition.
In the hockey competition, P.E.I.’s 55-plus men won bronze, the 65-plus men lost in the bronze medal game, the 70-plus men did not qualify for the medal round and the women missed the medal round on a tie-breaking formula.
The 2020 Canada 55+ Games will be held in Kamloops, B.C., from Aug. 25-28.