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Hundreds of seniors travel to Huntsville for another round of the Ontario 55+ Winter Games

Seniors from across Ontario are returning to Huntsville to show off their skills.

The Ontario 55+ Winter Games are coming back to Muskoka, as Huntsville takes on hosting duties once again six years later. Games organizers say winning is satisfying, but the main point of the games is to allow Ontario’s senior athletes to get out, socialize and have fun. Officials say the games not only come with sporting excitement, but also bring tourism dollars to the Huntsville and Muskoka areas, as many of the near thousand athletes bring their families along as well.

The games run from March 5th to the 7th, with sporting events being held at over a dozen venues across Muskoka and Almaguin. Here’s a schedule of each of the events:

Alpine Skiing:
March 5th at Hidden Valley Highlands, starting at 7am
March 7th at Hidden Valley Highlands, starting at 7am

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Badminton:
Schedule TBA at BMLSS

Ten Pin Bowling: 
Schedule TBA at Huntsville Bowl

Nordic Skiing:
Schedule TBA at Arrowhead Provincial Park

Curling:
Schedule TBA at Huntsville Curling Club

Duplicate Bridge:
March 6th at the Huntsville Active Living Centre, starting at 9:00am
March 7th at the Huntsville Active Living Centre, starting at 9:00am

Ice Hockey: 
Men’s 55+ and 65+ Hockey schedule TBA at the Canada Summit Centre
Women’s 55+ Hockey schedule TBA at the Lake of Bays Community Centre

Skating:
Schedule TBA at the Armour, Ryerson and Burk’s Falls Memorial Arena

Table Tennis:
Schedule TBA at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 232 in Huntsville

Volleyball: 
Schedule TBA at Riverside Public School and Huntsville High School

Here’s a list of local athletes participating in the games this year:

  • Huntsville Men’s 65+ Hockey Team:
    Rob Madeley
    Mike Berry
    Barry Gonneau
    Bart Fahlgren
    Jim St. Onge
    Peter Fetterly
    Jim Watson
    David Gordon
    Tom Clark
    Adrian Musters
    John Winters
  • Huntsville Volleyball Team:
    Brenda Duncan
    Doug Oliver
    Dave Lyons
    George Hakin
    Rick Stronks
    Debbie Holtby
    Monica Park
    Michele Cotterchio
  • Huntsville Nordic Skiers:
    Mary Spring
    Lynn Montgomery

You can find more details on the games and athletes here.

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