Day 5 – Board Games & Closing Ceremony

Auburn Heights Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: Bridge
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Alice Gould
Silver: Norman Gould
Bronze: Denise Tarrant
Card Game # 2: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Gerald Manly
Silver: Bill Nicholls
Bronze: Denise Tarrant
Board Game # 1: Sequence
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Shirley Robertson
Silver: Shirley Szekeres
Board Game # 2: Scrabble
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Myra Mastenbroek 175
Silver: Val Shaw-Lewis 173
Bronze: Violette Merkley 132

Today featured four great events at Auburn Heights Retirement Residence, we had 16 competing in bridge, 8 competing in cribbage, 3 competing in scrabble, and 2 competing in sequence! While laughs and smiles were shared, the competition was fierce – All participants had a great time! The sequence game was played and finalized in the morning, while all three other games went into playoffs in the afternoon. The competition was heated with a complete of upsets in scrabble and a surprise first time winner in bridge and cribbage! Today was a very special day as the last day of the Seniors Games it was also one of our residents 102nd birthday! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Councillor Shane Keating and MP Tom Kmiec who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. We also recognized one of our repeat athletes, Cloene L., who over the past 3 years has won 16 medals at the ASCSG! With the Games officially closed everyone at Auburn Heights Retirement Residence is looking forward to preparing for the 9th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air and so many new residents are interested in trying out a new game after seeing their friends have so much fun. “We should play sequence more often!”

Sage Hill Retirement Residence
Card Game: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Ruth Cardiff
Silver: Ronnie Duchak
Bronze: Lorna Joyce
Trivia Competition
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Edwina Ostick
Silver: Christina Fletcher
Bronze: Norm Hill

Today featured two great events at Sage Hill. In the morning, our competitors were ready to settle in to a series of very serious Cribbage matches, battling it out for the medals in a “friendly” round robin tournament. In the afternoon 5 competitors faced off in a very loud and boisterous Trivia challenge led by Assistant Norm K. Ruth C. is a cribbage dynamo – she has been waiting all week for her chance to be the champion! She had her eyes on that Gold medal! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by MP Pat Kelly, MLA Prasad Panda, MLA Michael Connolly, and City Councillor Joe Magliocca, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Our Chef de Mission, Penny Blake, also gave a short speech congratulating our athletes. Rod and The Bottom Dollar Band kicked off our wrap-up party, busting out some fabulous live music while our residents celebrated a fun and successful week of Games. With the Games officially closed everyone at Sage Hill is looking forward to preparing for the 9th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! Gold Medalist exclaimed: “Get up here, I’m getting a picture with all of you” – to our attending politicians!!

St. Albert Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: Bridge
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Rose Hawrelak
Silver: Phyllis Murrell
Bronze: Hannah Dempsy
Card Game # 2: Whist
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Hannah Dempsy 24 tricks
Silver: Rose Hawrelak 21 Tricks
Bronze: Phyliss Murrell 15 Tricks
Supportive living # 1: Bean bag Toss
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Georgina Gaucher
Silver: Jim Briggs
Bronze: Ron Rolf
Supportive living # 2: Trivia
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: David Pool
Silver: Bill Woytenko
Bronze: Anthony Mckale

Today featured Bridge and Whist on the independent side and Bean bag toss and trivia on the supportive living side. All participants had a great time. We finished the day off with a celebratory cake and closing ceremony. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by MLA Marie Renard who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. The band Dark Roots put on an extraordinary performance and the residents loved the music, everyone was dancing up a storm. With the Games officially closed everyone at St. Albert Retirement Residence is looking forward to preparing for the 9th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air!

Rutherford Heights Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: Crib
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Sid Parker
Silver: Fred Miller
Bronze: Gillian Rigler
Card Game # 2: Kings in the Corner
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Jeanne Eriksen
Silver: Gillian Rigler
Bronze: Ron Worthington
Board Game # 1: Trivia
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Ron Worthington
Silver: Bob Seal
Bronze: Dennis Dutton
Board Game # 2: Trivia – Memory Care/Supportive Living (DAL)
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Don Comrie
Silver: Armand Laboissiere
Bronze: Helen Taylor

Today featured 4 great events at Rutherford Heights. In the morning, it was the team vs team battling it out for the medals in a “friendly” game of Crib. All participants had a good time! Meanwhile, 12 independent participants and 10 from the supportive living floors took to the tables for a battle of Canadian knowledge during Trivia with many more cheering them on from the crowd. And in the afternoon another 8 athletes competed in Kings in the Corner to round out our day of card games. Resident Ron gave up his position in the bronze medal match to take part in the trivia competition. He was happy to say “It’s a good thing I did because it got me a gold medal!” New resident Gillian was thrilled today when she took home a gold medal in crib and a silver medal in kings in the corner. She moved into Rutherford only a couple weeks ago and had never heard of the Senior Games. She mentioned today after the medal ceremony “who would have thought I would be sitting here today with 2 medals around my neck for games I haven’t played in years! It was great to get to play them again.” Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Southwest MLA Thomas Dang and City Councillor Bryan Anderson who participated in congratulating all athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at Rutherford Heights is looking forward to preparing for the 9th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! Trivia Bronze Medalist Dennis exclaimed: “Well, I thought I knew a lot about Canadian trivia…turns out I don’t know as much as I thought. But I guess I am learning more today for next time when I try for the gold.”

Laurel Heights Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: Bridge
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Inez Martin 1600
Silver: Marjory Fairbridge 1530
Bronze: Mary Lane 990
Card Game # 2: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Hart Bohem
Silver: Laraine Hirserkorn
Bronze: Norman Kadatz

Two great events were contested at Laurel Heights. In the morning 12 participants took to the tables, it was the 1 on 1 battling it out for the medals in competitive games of Bridge. There were a few trumps and some big scores. All participants had a good time! Meanwhile, 8 participants took to the tables competing in Cribbage. The Bridge competitors were perked up and full of coffee this morning, if we all would have put money on who we thought was going to win we would have been correct, our resident pro Inez M. took the competition in stride. We had our winner in cribbage Norman get a hand of 29! Which is the highest possible hand you can receive in the game. Athletes and Volunteers were joined at the Closing ceremony by Dr. Sharma from Beyond Vision Clinic. With the Games officially closed everyone at Laurel Heights is looking forward to preparing for the 9th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! “Wouldn’t it be great if we could do this every week?” – Marjory G.

Lewis Estates Retirement Residence
Card Game # 2: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Darlene Andrews 121
Silver: Irene Walker 108
Bronze: Lois McPherson 96

Today featured a very popular event at Lewis Estates Retirement Residence with team vs team battling it out for the medals in a “friendly” game of Cribbage. Residents were great at helping one another with counting and making sure everyone was one track. I am really proud of our little community here at Lewis Estates. Never let a husband and wife compete at cribbage, when one wins the other automatically claims that they cheated! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by MLA Jon Carson and Councillor Andrew Knack, who participated in congratulating all competitors on their performances. For our closing ceremony we had the Central Lions Swing band perform “O Canada” and “My Way”; which was beautifully sung by the residents. It was a great end to a busy and active week! The residents are already talking about the next year’s games! One of our cribbage players Ken J. said “She’s cheating! I’m over here and she’s all the way over there!” As his wife Vicki J. laughed and joked: “He’s going to divorce me tomorrow!“ much to the delight of both.

Summerwood Village Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: Whist
Medal: Athlete’s Name:
Gold: Louise & Calvin
Silver: Mary & Jean
Card Game # 2: Cribbage
Medal: Athlete’s Name:
Gold: Patricia
Silver: Richard

Today featured great events at Summerwood Village. In the morning, it was the Louise and Calvin vs Mary and Jean battling it out for the medals in a “friendly” game of Whist. All participants had a good time! Meanwhile, 2 participants took to the board competing in Cribbage. There’s something for everyone at the All Seniors Care Games! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by MLS Estafania Cortes-Vargas, Acting Mayor Bonnie Riddell, Brian Botterill and Fiona Beland-Quest, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. The Games are officially closed at Summerwood Village

Preston Park I Retirement residence
Card Game # 1: Kaiser
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Pearl Kiryk & Edith Randall 166
Silver: Pat Lendzyk & Allan McHarg 94
Bronze: Van Coates & Lawrence Willick 67
Card Game # 2: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Justine Lowe 483
Silver: Betty Hidlebaugh 480
Bronze: Chester Beddome 472
Card Game # 3: Bridge
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: George Brown and Allan McHarg 2590
Silver: Harry and Esther Robbins 1890
Bronze: Chester Beddome and Betty Hidlebaugh 1400

Today featured 3 great events at Preston Park I Retirement Residence. In the morning many battled head to head in “friendly” games of Kaiser and Cribbage. All participants had a good time! Meanwhile, 12 Bridge Players had a long afternoon for that top score! 101 year old Betty Hidlebaugh came out with a Silver medal in Cribbage! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by City Councillor Bev Dubois, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at Preston Park I is looking forward to preparing for the 8th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! Husband Ken walking with his wife to the closing ceremonies whispered: “You are going to win a National medal I just know it.” Marjory C. exclaimed, “I have never played sports in my life and I’m winning a medal, wahoo!” Betty H. on her silver win: “What? We won something, wow!” Lenora: “Wow – 5 national medals, and last year too! This is so wonderful!”

Preston Park II Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: Bridge
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Cliff Harker 3480
Silver: Pat Murry 2840
Bronze: Lucy Baht 2620
Card Game # 2: Rummy
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Rita Kelly
Silver: Len Hart
Bronze: Anita Sommerville
Card Game # 3: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Marg and Ernie Butler
Silver: Ruth Sandy and Jean Radford
Bronze: John Podoleski and Terry Carrier

Today featured 3 great events at Preston Park 2. In the morning, it was the team vs team battling it out for the medals in a “friendly” game of Bridge. All participants had a great time! Meanwhile, 8 participants were competing in Rummy and 24 competed for the Cribbage Title! Yesterday Marg and Ernie B. were pitted against each other in Shuffleboard and today they teamed up to take home the Gold Medal in Cribbage. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Mayor Charlie Clark and Councillor Bev Dubois, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Gold Medalist Mr. B. exclaimed: “I’m sure glad we (my wife and I) came together today to take home the Gold. I’m very proud of my wife Marg for putting up with me as her teammate!”

College Park I Retirement residence
Card Game # 1: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Chris Oehler
Silver: Steve Oucharek
Bronze: Irene Smyth
Card Game # 2: Whist
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Steve Oucharek
Silver: Erna MacKay
Bronze: Bernice Wilde
Board Game # 1: Scrabble
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Alvina Forsberg
Silver: Phyllis Weir
Bronze: Maria De Leeuw

Today featured 3 great events at College Park Retirement Residence. Our morning began with 32 card sharks pegging it out for Cribbage Gold. Words were flying this morning as well during the battle for Scrabble supremacy. All participants had a great time! After a wonderful lunch, Whist was “clubbed” out until we finally had a winner who once again was our newcomer, Steve O. Our Chef de Mission, Chris Oehler, took home the Gold in Cribbage, followed by our newest resident, Steve O. No name calling here, just a fun game of Scrabble took place this morning with Alvina F. taking home the Gold with Phyllis W. and Maria De. grabbing the Silver and Bronze out of the bag. Medals presented by MLA Christine Tell. Our newest resident, Steve O., took home the Gold in Whist along with Erna M. and Bernice W. finishing second, but by a tie breaker, Erna earned the silver and Bernice took home the bronze. Medals presented by MP Ralph Goodale. New resident, Steve O, took home not one, but TWO medals; Gold in Whist and Silver in Cribbage – he did not know about registering for the games, he just joined in last minute. MP Ralph Goodale stated during his speech that at the House of Commons this week that All Seniors Care Senior Games were complimented and our ASC Games week acknowledged!!! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Mayor Michael Fougere, MLA Christine Tell and MP Ralph Goodale who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at College Park Retirement Residence is looking forward to preparing for the 9th Annual ASC Seniors Games. Everyone is looking forward to 2018 and “Laughter is the Best Medicine”.

College Park II Retirement residence
Bridge Tournament
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Joan Best & Bill Gottschall
Silver: Betty Lou Heeg & Edna Scherle
Bronze: Dick Freeman & Art Weisgerber
Cribbage:
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Ken Walker & Vern Becker
Silver: Yvonne & Ivor Brown
Bronze: Dick Freeman & Art Weisgerber
Trivia
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Elma Becker
Silver: Alice Osatiuk
Bronze: Helen Hanna

Today featured 3 great events at College Park II. In the morning, it was 8 teams battled it out for the medals in a “friendly” game of Bridge. All participants had a good time! Meanwhile, 12 participants took to the tables to compete in Cribbage. Power couple Yvonne & Ivor B. were the assistants of cribbage and ended coming out with the Silver! They complimented one another’s skills well. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by MP Ralph Goodale, MLA Christine Tell, and Mayor Michael Fougere who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at College Park II is looking forward to preparing for the 9th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! Chef de Mission Bob M. noted: “It is the people that came out to watch and support everyone that really made the Games!”

Victoria Landing Retirement residence
Quiddler
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Jean Papegnies 248
Silver: Ruby Simpson 232
Bronze: Marjorie McPhail 230
Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Jean Johnston 350
Silver: Archie Londry 346
Bronze: Richard Hallen 341
Trivia
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Marjorie McPhail 96%
Silver: Jean Johnston 84%
Bronze: Jean Papegnies 80%

Today featured 3 great events at Victoria Landing. In the morning, 8 individuals battled it out for the medals in a “friendly” game of Quiddler. Meanwhile, 12 participants took to the tables in cribbage with another 6 athletes competing in Canadian Trivia. Mrs. Marjorie Mc. won the Trivia Challenge, on her heals were Mrs. Jean J. winning a silver medal and Mrs. Jean P. winning a bronze medal. “As stated by many exercising your mind is just as important as physically exercising your body!” Today at Victoria Landing all minds worked overtime as participants challenged each other and themselves through 3 different mental games! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by MP Larry Maguire and MLA Len Isleifson who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at Victoria Landing is looking forward to preparing for the 9th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! Gold Medalist Jean P. exclaimed: “wow, I can’t believe I created so many winning words!” while Silver medalist Jean J. stated just before trivia competition started “good luck everyone – turn on your super powers!”

Sturgeon Creek I Retirement residence
Card Game # 1: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Evelyn Smith
Silver: Pat Arnal
Bronze: Jean West
Card Game # 2: Bridge
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Eileen Waithman
Silver: Pat Baker
Bronze: Jean West
Board Game # 1: Trivia
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Phyllis Hunt
Silver: Pat Baker
Bronze: Bill Johnston

Today featured 3 great events at Sturgeon Creek I. In the morning, it was the team vs team battling it out for the medals in a “friendly” game of Cribbage. There were a few skunks, trumps and great hands. All participants had a good time! Meanwhile, 8 participants took to the tables in Bridge, with another 27 competitors in Trivia. Athletes and Volunteers were joined at the Closing ceremony by Martin Lucerne representing Dr. Doug Eyolfson MP, MLA Scott Fielding, Minister of Families and City Councillor Shawn Dobson who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at Sturgeon Creek I is looking forward to preparing for the 9th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! We had a tie this year for most medals won by an athlete, Assistants Pat Baker and Therese Lavallee had the biggest smiles on their faces as there medals clinked together when they walked, both winning three each. Silver Medalist Jean Mc. exclaimed “I can’t wait until next year; these games have had me smiling this entire week”

Seine River Retirement Residence
Bridge:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Irene Hodgson 2950
Silver: Adelle Craig 2830
Bronze: Wilma Harrison 2810
Cribbage:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Annelise Fricke 478
Silver: Tiny Douville 474
Bronze: Val Mallen 473
Trivia:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Roy Light 78000
Silver: Joan Evans 77000
Bronze: Kathleen Michener 75000

Today featured 3 great events at Seine River Retirement. In the morning, it was round robin style of tenants battling it out for the medals in a “friendly” tournament of Cribbage. Meanwhile, another 20 ‘brains’ were competing in Trivia. And to end things off, 24 participants took to the tables with Bridge right after lunch! All participants had a great time! It wouldn’t be the ASC Senior Games at Seine River if it weren’t for more ties! At the end of the cribbage tournament we ended up with a clear Gold and Silver winner, however for bronze we had a tie, so the 2 battled it out in one more game. During Trivia, tenants learned all sorts of new information and had some great guesses on the questions they didn’t know! We definitely learned who the ‘smarty pants’ were in the group! Throughout Bridge, you could hear a pin drop. 6 tables of 4 battled it out for medals! During our cribbage tournament, one competitor scored 24 points – spectators got up out of their seats to see for themselves! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Honourable Rochelle Squires, Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage, MLA Janice Morley Lecomte and MLA Colleen Mayer who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at Seine River Retirement is looking forward to preparing for the 9th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! From tenant Irene K, “I am so proud of how I did in the games, I never thought I could do this well!”

River Ridge I Retirement residence
Card Game # 1: Poker
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Lydia Gudz 310
Silver: John Williams 240
Bronze: Bob Toth 235
Game # 2: Trivia
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Elaine Williams 1200
Silver: Ellen Sherman 1100
Bronze: Annabelle Martens 1000
Board Game # 1: Scrabble
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Phyl Stadnyk 239
Silver: Gerald Ostry 203
Bronze: Melita Mueller 181

Today featured 3 great events at River Ridge I. In the morning, it was every man and woman for themselves battling it out for the medals in a “friendly” game of Poker. There were a few bluff, psyches and great calls. All participants had a good time! Meanwhile, we had 2 tables of participants for scrabble and 13 braved the battle of knowledge with trivia! The final day was no less fierce than the efforts and competitions we saw earlier in the week. The closing ceremony was made even sweeter with the awarding of 2 National medals in Wii Golf. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Nic Curry, MLA Kildonan, Mike McIntyre, Free Press sports writer and CJOB Mike on Crime reporter, and Eden Ramsay and Jenna from Ronald McDonald House who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at RRI is looking forward to preparing for the 9th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! National Bronze medalist Eva C. exclaimed: “I’ve never won a thing in my life – to be at this point and be awarded here and in Nationals is an incredible feeling!”

River Ridge II Retirement residence
Trivia:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Mariette N. 71%
Silver: Anita Campbell 67%
Bronze: Bevis Bird 62%
Crokinole:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Ann Blampy 200
Silver: Jenny Olynyk 135
Bronze: Diana T. 125

Today featured two great events at River Ridge II. In the morning, it was serious round of trivia, where we had 7 residents battling it out in the playoffs and then engaging in an afternoon of Crokinole, with sore fingers they played until the end. All participants had a good time! Trivia went into playoffs with very close scores. You could hear a pin drop at Crokinole this afternoon, with a high score of 200 our gold medalist fingers needed a rest!! What a great turn out from our spectators. “Who would’ve known the ASCSG would be so much fun! I didn’t think I would walk away with a medal or two even…I will start practicing for next year’s Games after a well needed rest!!” Friendships are stronger and our River Ridge II community is left with smiles on their faces from the excitement of the week. With the Games officially closed everyone at River Ridge II is looking forward to preparing for the 9th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! During our Crokinole game, one of our participants asked if the pegs are removable as she hit 6 pegs in a row!! It sure broke the silence and she had all of us laughing the rest of the game!

Shaftesbury Park Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: Poker
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Gordon McInnes
Silver: Issie Oiring
Bronze: Issie Yamron
Card Game # 2: Bridge
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Trudy Yusim
Silver: Helen Atnikov
Bronze: Betty Campbell
Board Game # 1: Trivia
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Betty Campbell & Denis McMahon
Silver: Shirley Anderson & Gail Finkle
Bronze: Shirley Wilson

Today featured 3 great events at Shaftesbury Park. In the morning, it was battling it out for the medals in a “friendly” game of Poker. There were a few bluff, psyches and great calls. All participants had a good time! Meanwhile, 32 participants took to the tables for bridge with another 31 athletes competing in trivia! Trivia was certainly a heated battle at Shaftesbury Park as competitors worked hard to outwit their opponents in our Canadian Trivia Challenge. Dr. McInnes certainly bluffed the whole table into his poker victory. The whole table sure thought he had a royal flush and not just a pair of 7’s! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by the Honourable Jim Carr, Minster of Natural Resources, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at [Name of Residence] is looking forward to preparing for the 7th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! “I can’t believe I won!” Mrs. Rabkin exclaimed in pure shock when we announced her National Medal!

Cedarcroft Place Retirement Residence
Crosswords:
Medal: Athlete’s Name:
Gold: Jeanette Ballentine, Betty Mills, Doreen Wright
Silver: John Sauve, Margit Hess, June Elliot
Bronze: Alice MacPherson, Betty Scott
Name the Celebrity:
Medal: Athlete’s Name:
Gold: John Sauve, June Elliot, Jean Willmore, Margit Hess
Silver: Alice MacPherson, Ella Jackson, Phyllis Dawson, Betty Scott
Bronze: Jeanette Ballentine, Betty Mills, Esther Gettler, Doreen Wright

Today featured 2 great events at Cedarcroft Place. In the morning, it was the team vs team battling it out for the medals in a “friendly” game of crosswords. There were some tough clues for the crosswords but all teams competed to finish the puzzle first! Meanwhile, 12 participants competed in the Name the Celebrity Game where clues were given to each team and they had to attempts to guess the Canadian celebrity. Crosswords went well with 3 teams competing to complete the crossword puzzle the fastest. Clues were read, minds were thinking and eventually one team stood on top! Next, we were on to the name the Celebrity! After each team attempted to guess 10 Canadian celebrities, we had a tie with each of the teams having 7 correct guesses, to a playoff we went with one team pulling ahead to win the gold and the 2nd and 3rd teams tying again. Another round of playoffs came to an end with one team finally coming out on top. We enjoyed the challenges of the morning, and now we will have to have a rest before this afternoon! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by the family of John Nater (Perth Wellington MP): Justine Nater; Ainsley Nater,and; Bennett Nater who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at Cedarcroft Place is looking forward to preparing for the 9th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air and with that Mrs. E. exclaimed: “these medals are getting heavy on my neck!”

McCarthy Place Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: SCATTERGORIES
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Deb Hemstock
Silver: Olive Riehl
Bronze: Yvonne Tinning
Card Game # 2: BINGO
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Evelyn Moorehead
Silver: Denis Flannigan
Bronze: Deb Hemstock
Board Game # 3: SCRABBLE
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Olive Riehl
Silver: Ena Guerts
Bronze: Betty Schnitker

Today featured 3 great events at McCarthy Place. In the morning, it was residents vs residents battling it out for the medals in a “friendly” game of Scattergories. There were some silly answers, which gave us many laughs to share. Meanwhile, 22 participants competed in Bingo with another 6 athletes spelling away in Scrabble. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by the wife of John Nater (Perth Wellington MP) Mrs. Justine Nater and her two children who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at McCarthy Place is looking forward to preparing for the 9th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air!

Beacon Heights Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: Skip-Bo
Medal: Athlete’s Name:
Gold: Florence Synnett
Silver: Madeleine Forest
Bronze: Gisèle VanTassel
Card Game # 2: Bridge
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Michael Last
Silver: Lesly Last
Bronze: Jeannine Farrell
Card Game # 3: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Flo Synnett
Silver: Madeleine Forest
Bronze: Gisele VanTassel

Card games are popular at Bacon Heights and today we had three fun, and serious card games. First up was Skip-Bo with regular players having a great time trying to block their opponents in order to win a medal. It was great to see that Skip-Bo attracted some people who had never played and were willing to learn the game. Later on, the “more serious games”, according to some residents, were played. In the Bridge room, 12 participants took to the tables and it was very quiet, people concentrating on their strategy while another 12 athletes competed in a game of Cribbage. All participants had a good time! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Carole Desjardins, BH marketing director, Roxane Bertrim, regional office manager and Alain Guay regional maintenance director, Markus Hickman, Chef executive who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Ben Sommerville, Associate ED was our emcee. The piper led in all the winners, assistants and chef de mission into the dining room. André Gareau sang the O’ Canada and then we proceeded in giving the medals for Friday’s games. It was exciting to give a national medal. Denise P. was really surprised and happy of her achievement. With the Games officially closed everyone at Beacon Heights Retirement Residence is looking forward to preparing for the 9th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! Favourite question in the building today: “Did you see the piper’s mustache?”

Chapel Hill Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Yvette Rousseau
Silver: Marie Wright
Bronze: Hélène Bray
Board Game # 1: Scrabble
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Betty Macpherson 317
Silver: Hélène Bray 207
Bronze: Viviane Robinson 205

This morning Residents faced off in a battle of spelling and wits during our Scrabble competition and they had a tight time limit in the amount of points they needed to earn in less than an hour of game play! This afternoon was the round robin of Cribbage where 8 players faced off for the winning Medals! It was an all-female win today for Medals in both Cribbage and Scrabble! Our Scrabble competition featured residents competing in both English and French! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by the Honourable MP Andrew Leslie who is a welcome friend to the residents and team at Chapel Hill. With the Games officially closed everyone at Chapel Hill Retirement Residence is looking forward to preparing for the 9th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! “Better start practicing for next year!” cried a resident who is new to our Residence.

Cité Parkway Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: Skip Bo
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Helen O’Leary
Silver: Therese Seguin
Bronze: Constance Robillard
TRIVIA:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Helen O’Leary 11
Silver: Elizabeth Ehmantraut 10
Bronze: Therese Seguin 9
Board Game # 1: Checkers
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Pierrette Migneault
Silver: Frank O’Leary
Bronze: Constance Robillard

Today featured 3 great events at Cite Parkway Retirement Residence. In the morning, the residents were battling it out for the medals in a “friendly” game of Skip Bo. All participants had a good time! Meanwhile, 10 participants participated in a fun game of trivia with another 4 athletes competing in checkers. Each competition has an enthusiastic audience! It was such a pleasure to see the sportsmanship and the love shown throughout the week! Mrs. E. was the most enthusiastic spectator for our Skip Bo Tournament with every hand played she would gasp and clap enthusiastically. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by the band Ear Candy, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at Cite Parkway Retirement Residence, we are looking forward to preparing for the 9th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! Gold Medalist Helen O’L. exclaimed: “This has been my favorite week so far!”

Residence de la Gappe – Phase 1
Card Game # 1: Le 500
Medal: Athlete’s Name:
Gold: Monsieur Gérard Trépanier et Madame Gilberte Charron
Silver: Madame Yvonne Boucher et Monsieur Roger Proulx
Bronze: Madame Gisèle St-Jacques et Madame Agathe Dumouchel
Card Game #2: Le crible
Medal: Athlete’s Name:
Gold: Monsieur Roger Proulx
Silver: Madame Yvonne Boucher
Bronze: Madame Gilberte Charron
Card Game # 3: Trivia
Medal: Athlete’s Name:
Gold: Madame Yvonne Boucher
Silver Madame Jacqueline Beaudin
Bronze: Madame Juliette Grenier

Today featured 3 great events at Résidences de la Gappe phase 1. Today we had a very busy morning as several players wanted to do the three events. The competition was silent because the concentration was important. Participants in the TRIVIA game laughed heartily at the buzzers sound, screaming and even some residents pressed a little bit hard on it. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Maude Lacelle, Directrice générale, La maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at Résidences de la Gappe phase 1 is looking forward to preparing for the 9th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! Monsieur Steve MacKinnon, député libéral de la circonscription de Gatineau à la chambre des communes du Canada Monsieur Gilles Carpentier, Vice-président du comité exécutif, Président du conseil d’administration de la Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) et Membre du Comité des ressources humaines pour la Ville de Gatineau. Maude Lacelle, Directrice générale, La maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie. Gold Medalist Madame Gilbert Charron exclaimed herself “We won!”

Residence de la Gappe – Phase 2
Card pairs Game # 1:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Jacques Garceau 8
Silver: Lucienne Chauret 6
Bronze: Cécile Fournier 4
Card 31 Game # 2:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Claudette Levergneux 81
Silver: Denise Caron-Pagé 70
Bronze: Madeleine Lalonde 60
Card Skip-Bo Game # 3:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Gérard Lalonde 2
Silver: Raymond St-Louis 1

At Closing ceremony 44 residents plus assistants and volunteers meant a turnout of over 50 people. The table of honour featured the Chef de Mission Mrs. Levergneux, the best in women Mrs. C. and the best in men Mr. M. while musician Paul Marcoux who gave a terrific show. Our assistants Aline Hérault and Gérard Lalonde were present for the card competition this morning along with volunteer Diane who was in charge of the 31 for the first year of the card and the residents liked it. We presented all the medalists and thanked all our assistants with special recognition by the Honourable Steve MacKinnon, député libéral de la circonscription de Gatineau à la chambre des communes du Canada and Monsieur Gilles Carpentier, Vice-président du comité exécutif, Président du conseil d’administration de la Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) et Membre du Comité des ressources humaines pour la Ville de Gatineau. The Honourable Steve Mackinnon this morning told the House of Commons that he was very honored once again to be involved with the all Seniors Care Seniors Games.

Residence de la Gappe – Phase 3 & 4
Card Game # 1: Le 500
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Suzanne Beauregard and Fleur de Mai Lauriault 2340
Silver: Una Dicaire et Joe Beaudoin 2060
Bronze: Marie Paul Bertrand et Pierrette Regimbald 1140
Card Game #2: Le crible
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Thérèse Boisvert 224
Silver: Ghislaine Auger 207
Bronze: Rémi Pelchat 199

Today featured 2 great events at Residence de la gappe. In the morning, it was the team vs team battling it out for the medals in a “friendly” game of Cards 500. All participants had a good time! Meanwhile, 8 participants took to the tables with another 10 athletes competing in Cards 500. Joe B. and Una D. came out with a top score of 2340 while Mme L. and Mme. N. came out with a score of 1040! “It’s funny how at the end of the day we can win a silver medal” says Mme. B., our winner of the cards 500 silver medalist. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Steven McKinnon and Jacques Carpentier, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at Residence de la gappe is looking forward to preparing for the 9th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! “We are so proud to be here” concluded our chef the mission Huguette Mangeon.