Don’t let age get in the way of your pursuit of mobility! In fact, as early as now, older adults, retirees and seniors are gearing up for the North York Senior Games in Toronto, ON.
The North York Senior Games started as early as 30 years ago. North York was also the first district to become part of the Ontario Seniors Game Association in 1982. The games are meant to be fun and participative, with players competing on an amateur level. This is a great opportunity not only to get fit and reach your goals for mobility, but also a way to socialize and interact with other older adults.
Last year, around 500 seniors participated in the event, making it one of the biggest in the games’ 30-year history.
Qualifications for participants
Permanent residents of the North York district or those who have affiliations with sports clubs or recreations clubs in the district may sign up for the games. Another qualification is that a participant must be at least 55 years old by December 31, 2012. Also, only amateurs are allowed to participate in the events, thus excluding masters and professionals.
There will be a total of 19 competitive sports games, spread throughout the months of April, May and June. These games will be held in various venues within the district. The 2012 edition will kick off this April 11.
List of games
Registration is required for certain games, such as: badminton, bid euchre, cribbage, carpet bowling, cribbage, golf, table tennis, lawn bowling, and tennis. Registration with the appropriate event convenor is all that’s required.
Games for the North York Senior Games include bocce, tennis, euchre, darts, cribbage, scrabble, badminton, table tennis, bid euchre, swimming, pickleball, duplicate bridge, bowling, contract bridge, chess, golf, and lawn bowling.
The games will run through April 11, 14, 15, 17 20, 21, 25 and May 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 15, 22 and June 4, 2012.