Change of venue for Huntsville’s 2019 Ontario 55+ Winter Games celebration
Photo: Mayor Scott Aitchison helps to celebrate the official announcement. Supplied by Taylor Ablett.
An overwhelming show of support is forcing a change of location to celebrate the 2019 Ontario 55+ Winter Games. The event, which will introduce the planning committee, was originally planned for Huntsville Bowl, but the town says there have been so many people wanting to go, they need more room. The event will now happen at the Active Living Centre on Wednesday at 4:30pm.
The event is hosted by the Chair of the organizing committee Fran Coleman, and will also introduce the rest of the organizing committee as well as representatives from the Ontario Senior Games Association and Games Ontario.
Over 1,000 athletes will be in Huntsville next March to compete in 10 events, including alpine skiing, curling, ice hockey, and ten-pin bowling. Events are expected to take place in a variety of locations, including the Canada Summit Centre, resort meeting rooms, and schools. Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism, Sport and Culture is investing $235,000 into the winter games. This is the second time Huntsville has hosted the event.
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