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1 Alberta 55 Plus (ASCSRA) Alberta Senior Citizens Sport & Recreation Association

2 Feel Young Again!!!

3 Show your Grandkids a thing or two!! Show your Grandkids a thing or two!!

4 Who Are We? Alberta 55 Plus is the ideal mix of sport, competition and fun Alberta 55 Plus is the ideal mix of sport, competition and fun Its a challenge for your Mind, Body and Spirit Its a challenge for your Mind, Body and Spirit Its the basis of community and friendship Its the basis of community and friendship

5 Mission Statement Alberta 55 Plus believes that every individual 55 years of age and over has the fundamental right to the opportunity for enrichment, fulfillment and improved quality of life and health through a broad variety of recreation, sports and organized games Alberta 55 Plus believes that every individual 55 years of age and over has the fundamental right to the opportunity for enrichment, fulfillment and improved quality of life and health through a broad variety of recreation, sports and organized games Alberta 55 Plus provides a unified voice and a sociable atmosphere for older adults to engage in physical and other activities at the level of their choice Alberta 55 Plus provides a unified voice and a sociable atmosphere for older adults to engage in physical and other activities at the level of their choice

6 History Alberta has been a pioneer in sport, recreation & fitness development for seniors Alberta has been a pioneer in sport, recreation & fitness development for seniors Seniors Games program called 60+ OLLYMPYX for Calgary seniors (precursor to Alberta Senior Games) Seniors Games program called 60+ OLLYMPYX for Calgary seniors (precursor to Alberta Senior Games) 1979 & age group included in Alberta Summer & Winter Games (seniors presence established on the Alberta Games scene) 1979 & age group included in Alberta Summer & Winter Games (seniors presence established on the Alberta Games scene) January ALBERTA SENIOR CITIZENS SPORT AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION (ASCSRA) formed January ALBERTA SENIOR CITIZENS SPORT AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION (ASCSRA) formed

7 Games History 1980 – Camrose (638 participants) 1980 – Camrose (638 participants) 1982 – Camrose (840) 1982 – Camrose (840) 1984 – Camrose (837) 1984 – Camrose (837) 1986 – Grande Prairie (926) 1986 – Grande Prairie (926) 1988 – Vermillion (913) 1988 – Vermillion (913) 1990 – Hinton (1008) 1990 – Hinton (1008) 1992 – Medicine Hat (981) 1992 – Medicine Hat (981) 1994 – Lacombe (881) 1994 – Lacombe (881)

8 Games History 1996 – St. Paul (876 participants) 1996 – St. Paul (876 participants) 1998 – Three Hills (972) 1998 – Three Hills (972) 1999 – Olds/Didsbury (1106) 1999 – Olds/Didsbury (1106) 2001 – Lethbridge (1208) 2001 – Lethbridge (1208) 2003 – Fort McMurray (1183) 2003 – Fort McMurray (1183) 2005 Summer – Wetaskiwin (1022) 2005 Summer – Wetaskiwin (1022) 2005 Winter – Edmonton (1024) 2005 Winter – Edmonton (1024) 2007 – Fort Saskatchewan (1123) 2007 – Fort Saskatchewan (1123)

9 Upcoming Games 2009 Alberta 55 Plus Winter Games 2009 Alberta 55 Plus Winter Games February 19 – 22, Lethbridge, Alberta 2009 Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games 2009 Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games July 23 – 26, Airdrie, AB

10 Winter Games Activities Alpine Skiing Alpine Skiing Badminton Badminton Bowling – 5 Pin Bowling – 5 Pin Duplicate Bridge Duplicate Bridge Carpet Bowling Carpet Bowling Cross Country Ski Cross Country Ski Euchre Euchre

11 Winter Games Activities Hockey Hockey Ice Curling Ice Curling Pool - Snooker Pool - Snooker Scrabble Scrabble Table Shuffleboard Table Shuffleboard Table Tennis Table Tennis

12 Summer Games Activities Athletics Athletics Bocce Bocce Contract Bridge Contract Bridge Cribbage Cribbage Cycling Cycling Darts Darts Disc Golf Disc Golf Floor Curling Floor Curling Golf Golf

13 Summer Games Activities Horseshoes Horseshoes Military Whist Military Whist Pool – Snooker Pool – Snooker Slo-Pitch Slo-Pitch Swimming Swimming Tennis Tennis Creative Writing Creative Writing Visual Arts & Crafts Visual Arts & Crafts

14 Something for Everyone! Alberta 55 Plus also includes a Cultural Component in the Summer Games: Alberta 55 Plus also includes a Cultural Component in the Summer Games: Arts & Crafts and Creative Writing Members can enter their long and short stories, poems, handicrafts, woodworking, photography, etc. for competition! Members can enter their long and short stories, poems, handicrafts, woodworking, photography, etc. for competition! Average about 450 entries per Games! Average about 450 entries per Games!

15 Games Zones Zone 1 – Sunny South Zone 1 – Sunny South Zone 2 – Big Country Zone 2 – Big Country Zone 3 – Calgary Zone 3 – Calgary Zone 4 – Parkland Zone 4 – Parkland Zone 5 – Black Gold/Yellowhead Zone 5 – Black Gold/Yellowhead Zone 6 – Edmonton Marigold Zone 6 – Edmonton Marigold Zone 7 – North Eastern Alberta Zone 7 – North Eastern Alberta Zone 8 – Peace Country Zone 8 – Peace Country

16 How to Participate Become a member in the Zone where your primary residence is Become a member in the Zone where your primary residence is Talk to your Zone representatives and sign up for playoffs in as many events as you want!! Talk to your Zone representatives and sign up for playoffs in as many events as you want!! Compete and have fun! Compete and have fun!

17 How to Participate Some Zones are broken up into Areas: Some Zones are broken up into Areas: –You may have to compete in an Area Playoff Win your Area and Zone Playoff and get invited to the Alberta 55 Plus Games Win your Area and Zone Playoff and get invited to the Alberta 55 Plus Games All accommodation, food and travel is provided for the participants! All accommodation, food and travel is provided for the participants! 2009 Alberta 55 Plus Winter Games Playoffs: Nov. 15 – Jan Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games Playoffs: May – June, 2009

18 National Scene Winners at Alberta 55 Plus Games and Provincial Competitions have first opportunity to represent TEAM ALBERTA at the Canada 55 Plus Games!!!

19 National Scene Alberta Plus is actively involved in promoting 55 Plus Games at the national level Alberta Plus is actively involved in promoting 55 Plus Games at the national level Alberta members provided impetus for incorporation of Canada Senior Games Association in 1991 Alberta members provided impetus for incorporation of Canada Senior Games Association in st Canadian Senior Games was held in Regina, SK in September st Canadian Senior Games was held in Regina, SK in September 1996

20 National Scene Alberta hosted the first Canada 55 Plus Games Alberta hosted the first Canada 55 Plus Games –Medicine Hat in 1998 Summerside, PEI Summerside, PEI –2002 Whitehorse, YK Whitehorse, YK –2004 Portage la Prairie, MB Portage la Prairie, MB –2006 Dieppe, NB Dieppe, NB – Brockville, Ont Brockville, Ont.

21 Membership Benefits Enhanced physical & mental health Improve self-esteem, confidence & sense of well-being Continue lifetime pursuits Travel Qualify for Alberta 55 Plus Winter/Summer Games Participate in workshops & clinics for activities & sports

22 Membership Benefits Enjoy fun & competition with peers Become a "Voice for Seniors Contribute as an ASCSRA volunteer Receive three yearly newsletters (news on competitions, workshops, events & social functions) Added coverage of sport & liability insurance Opportunity to access home + auto insurance at reduced rates through Johnson Inc

23 Sponsors Alberta 55 Plus wouldnt be able to operate without the generous help and support of the following sponsors: Alberta 55 Plus wouldnt be able to operate without the generous help and support of the following sponsors:

24 Contact Us Check us out online for Zone updates: wwww wwww wwww.... aaaa llll bbbb eeee rrrr tttt aaaa pppp llll uuuu ssss.... cccc aaaaContact the Provincial Office: aaaa ssss cccc ssss rrrr aaaa tttt eeee llll uuuu ssss.... nnnn eeee tttt

25 What Are You Waiting For?!? Join today and let the fun begin!!!!


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