Looking at joining the Seniors Canada 55+ Games here is how

Canada 55+ Games,

Kamloops,  August 25th – 28th 2020.

What are the Canada 55+ Games?

National multi-sport event, held every two years, open to Canadians 55 years and over

Who Organizes them?

Canadian Seniors’ Games Association

The Games: take place over 3 or 4 days, allowing participants to socialize and meet other seniors from across Canada.  Opening Ceremonies, Barbecues, cultural events, closing banquet featuring local talent are popular with participants. 

Team NWT: To be eligible to participate on our team, you need to become a member in NWT 55+ Games Association.  Membership fee is currently $5.00 per year.  The Association maintains membership in CSGA, and has recently been accepted as a member of Sport North.

Our Process

1.      Expression of Interest:  Complete and return your form by Feb 14th.  This allows time for any necessary playdowns.  It is still possible to join the team after this date, provided that there are spots available in your chosen event and age group.

2.      Registration:Official registration forms will be available for completion once participants’ eligibility has been established.  There may be a need for playdowns at this stage.

There is a registration fee of $130.00 plus 12% tax, which is paid at the time of registration.  A team fee of $150.00 is payable for ice hockey, curling and Slo-Pitch.  Golfing participants pay a fee of $150.00 for green fees and power cart.

Travel and Accommodation:

Information regarding flights, hotels and campgrounds will be available by mid-February.

EVENTS in 2020:

8-ball pool, 5-pin bowling, Contract and Duplicate bridge, Cribbage, Darts, Floor Shuffleboard, Golf, Ice Curling, Ice Hockey (men’s and women’s), Pickleball, Scrabble, Slo-Pitch, Swimming, Tennis and Track & Field.

Also: Badminton, Carpet Bowling, Cycling, Lawn Bowls, Horseshoes. 

Bonus Events: 5k and 10K run

Demonstration Events: Dragon Boat racing, Soccer.

Personal Expenses: Registration fee, Travel, Accommodation and food.

Local Fund-raising to offset some of these costs:

Contact your local representative for details on volunteer opportunities in your region.

Websites: canada55plus.ca


Support from NWT Lotteries:

NWT 55+ Games Association has a funding agreement with NWT Lotteries.  This funding covers, among other things, the cost of team uniforms, pins, Team Meeting at Games and a small travel subsidy.  We are very grateful for this support.