Laurel Heights Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Helen Belous
Silver: Albert Smith
Bronze: Elizabeth Feil

At Laurel Heights Retirement Residence, 4 bowlers battled for medals and after an excellent start the Round Robin produced 16 bowlers with scores over 200! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! The excitement of the day has brought a lot of new interest for residents who have not yet tried Wii bowling, to want to learn how to play in the future. Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by Denaye Ferguson from Ferguson Family Hearing, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances.

St. Albert Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Maxine Rogers
Silver: Wilma Van Dalfsen
Bronze: Phyllis Murrell

At St. Albert Retirement Residence, we had 8 residents battle it out for medals. We started practicing late in the game as we are such a new community, but the residents were pumped to partake in the tournament today for a chance to compete for national medals. We were very impressed by their skill and talents. Unfortunately, we are apparently not great bowlers under pressure and none of the competitors in the final broke a score of 200 (140 being the highest). Everyone was a little camera shy this afternoon for the playoffs as Global TV News was on site filming the Games. Everyone had a hoot though (and all the ladies made sure to wear their lipstick.) Alice stood up, walked to the centre of the room, positioned herself and her walker for her first throw then looked at the camera, looked over at me with a wink and said “ahhh heck, I’ll be the first one to botch this up on TV… but at least I’ll look good doing it.”

Lewis Estates Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: James Adomaitis
Silver: Ken Jolin
Bronze: Inger Madson

At Lewis Estates Retirement Residence, 9 bowlers battled for medals. Pro bowler Ken J. produced 4 back to back Strikes, ended the elimination round with a total of 201 points, sending the crowd wild!!! Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by Edmonton Public Library volunteers who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Gold Medalist James A. exclaimed: “Thank god for that spare!”

Sage Hill Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Lorna Joyce
Silver: Latherine McQuarrie
Bronze: Alberta Lacombe

At Sage Hill, we had a record 16 bowlers battling for medals vying for Gold! The morning practice got off to an excellent start with a lot of enthusiasm and encouragement from the other residents. Our Wii Bowling assistant (and Gold Medalist) magnificently coached our players through the practice rounds. High scores were all under 200, but we had a blast and cheered for each other. Alberta L. (our bronze medalist) had never played Wii Bowling in her life until she asked if she could sign up during practice this morning because it was looking like so much fun… and she ended up taking 3rd! Residents were so excited for our first ever awards ceremony this afternoon. There were lots of happy tears from our medalists. Wonderful!

Rutherford Heights Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
– Independent Living
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Bob Seal
Silver: Jeanne Erikson
Bronze: Mildred Schwerman
– Supportive Living (EDAL/DAL)
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Frances S.
Silver: Elsie L.
Bronze: Jessie G.

At Rutherford Heights, all 12 bowlers in the Round Robin produced scores over 157! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! Bowling at Rutherford has always been a popular sport. Our residents pulled together and we had double of amount of people cheering in the crowd this year… setting a new attendance record! People passing by said “is there a hockey game going on in there…. The cheering is so loud you’d think Canada was playing the gold medal game”. Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by Parkinson’s Alberta, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Alma (our in-house cheerleader for the bowlers) exclaimed “this reminds me of the fun times at the bowling alley back when…. But we are missing the cocktails. Anyways still makes for a fun day!”

Auburn Heights Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Moe Hawrysh
Silver: Joan Parker
Bronze: Cloene Lindop

At Auburn Heights Retirement Residence we had 18 residents compete for 4 playoff spots! Gold medallist, Moe H., has been practicing every day and it definitely shows. Chris was a close contender in the morning with a “Turkey Strike” – 3 strikes in a row! Our playoffs were THRILLING. Cloene, Joan, Chris, and Moe competed for the medals with Moe coming out on top with an astonishing score of 225! The playoffs started out with Joan scoring a turkey strike – 3 in a row! She later beat the Wii record by scoring 5 strikes in a row! Our winner, Moe, was close with 4 strikes in a row. Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by Shanna Barbour-Welsh from the Friends of Fish Creek Park who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. One of our residents who lives here with her husband and was eliminated from playoffs in the morning was so impressed with Moe’s bowling (our gold medalist) she exclaimed “if he was younger, and I wasn’t married, I’d marry him!” – we all had a good laugh at that!

Summerwood Village Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
– Independent Living
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Calvin Bienert
Silver: Mary Petryshen
Bronze: Boris Kanuka
Wii Bowling
– Supportive Living (EDAL/DAL)
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Doug B.
Silver: Pat R.
Bronze: Lena C.

At Summerwood Village, 6 bowlers battled for medals and we were very impressed by their skill and talents! Practice sure makes perfect. Our gold medal winner increased his over- all score by almost 100 in the play-offs. Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by many spectators who cheered on the winners. The winner of the gold medal on the independent side increased his score by almost 100 points in the final round. “You sometimes have to be your own hero.”

Preston Park I Retirement residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Winnie Elliott
Silver: Clint Dalshaug
Bronze: Marie Slinkard

At Preston Park I Retirement Residence, 22 bowlers battled for medals. The morning got off to a great start with the first game top score of 244, and that was just the warm up! We finished off the day with a high score of 256. This year we had a BIG tie breaker with final scores of 246 and 268 in order to make the playoffs! Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by June Gawdun from the Saskatoon Council on Aging, who participated in congratulating all the athletes on their performances. Our Gold medal winner Winnie E. exclaimed “Wow! 8 strikes in a row – it was unbelievable!”

Preston Park II Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Len Hart
Silver: Jim Davidson
Bronze: John Podelski

At Preston Park 2, 30 bowlers battled producing 25 bowlers with scores over 150! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! A female resident who had only played Wii Bowling twice before surprised everyone in the round robin with a score of 211. Lots of residents have been practicing for weeks and couldn’t comprehend how she was so good on her third try! Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by Robbie Gamble from the Red Cross, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Gold Medalist Len H. exclaimed: “Great job to everyone who participated in Wii bowling today. The turnout was the best I have seen in years.”

College Park I Retirement residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Bernice Moon
Silver: Chris Oehler
Bronze: Diane Stover

At College Park Retirement Residence, 34 bowlers battled for a playoff spot with 4 bowlers recording scores over 195! Our Wii Bowling participation was over the top this year. We had an increase all around with spectators, athletes and scores!!! We enjoyed a wonderful awards ceremony this afternoon and were joined Kerrie Strathy of the Life Long Learning Center and College Park Executive Director, Karen Lisk, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Gold Medalist Bernice M.: “I lost the National Gold Medal last year by one point. Hopefully this year I am that one point up.”

College Park II Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Art Weisgerber
Silver: Doris Hearn
Bronze: Ivor Brown

At College Park II, 11 bowlers battled for medals. The morning got off to an excellent start as the Round Robin produced 11 bowlers with scores over 160! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! We had two new athletes who missed previous practice and ended up playing in the games for the first time, and to their surprise strikes and spares were all around! Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by Michelle with Saskatchewan Senior Mechanism, who congratulated the winning athletes on their performances. Gold Medalist Art W. joked: “I think my opponent eased up on me! She has beat me every game for the last two years!”

Victoria Landing Retirement residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Charlie Simpson
Silver: Janet Fitzpatrick
Bronze: Jean Papegnies

At Victoria Landing Retirement Residence, 19 bowlers and 10 archers battled for medals. The morning got off to an excellent start as the Round Robin produced 12 bowlers with scores over 150! In the afternoon 10 archers aimed for the target with scores over 50! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! “Unfortunately, we are apparently not great bowlers under pressure and none of the competitors in the Final broke a score of 250 (248 being the highest). This did not dampen our Seniors Games spirit however and we enjoyed a wonderful awards ceremony this afternoon.” Bowlers and Archers were joined at the award ceremony by John Loregio representing the Diabetes Association who participated in congratulating all athletes on their performances. Bowling Silver Medalist Janet F. exclaimed in the final: “The plan is to keep it going for Gold!” as she threw three strikes in the first 3 frames to start the finals! Archery Bronze Medalist Ruth V. stated “Practice, is the key to aiming straight!”

Sturgeon Creek I Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Viola Dufresne
Silver: Therese Lavallee
Bronze: Lorraine Jerome

Sturgeon Creek 1 had 23 bowlers and 18 archers’ participated in today’s Games events. The theatre was roaring with excitement as several athletes had turkeys and outstanding scores. The cheers could also be heard from the Dining Room as Archery was ell underway. Several bullseyes were made by our athletes. Our gold medalist in Archery, Moyra M. has lived here at Sturgeon Creek I for less than two weeks and a gold medal was the perfect way to welcome her! Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by Gloria Jones from the Canadian Diabetes Association who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Gold medalist Viola D. was in total disbelief when she found out she had won the gold medal. She kept saying “No I didn’t, no I didn’t” as she was wheeled up to the podium. She had no idea she was our big winner for Wii bowling, aren’t surprises the best?!

River Ridge II Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Ed Politzer
Silver: Ann Blampy
Bronze: Anita Campbell

At River Ridge II, for our 9 bowlers battle for medals the hhighlight of the day was a Turkey by one of our medal winners. We were very impressed by their skill and talents! As our silver medal finalist name was called, she sat still in her chair with her hand on her heart and said “I think my pacemaker just stopped!” She was in shock to hear she was a medal winner!! Our executive director, John McFarlane led our very first medal ceremony at River Ridge II. It was great to have so many of our tenants participate and encourage each other during our first event of the ASCSG!! “A hero is a friend, try to see them often for a laugh or two!”

Seine River Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Kathleen Michener
Silver: E. Fletcher
Bronze: Marjorie Coulter

At Seine River Retirement Residence, 12 bowlers battled for to make the playoffs & 10 “Robin Hood’s” fought for Golden bullseyes! The morning got off to an excellent start as the Round Robin produced 4 bowlers with scores over 180! After Wii Bowling, the archers had fun, unfortunately no bullseyes, but apparently, they were trying to save those for the afternoon playoffs! We had some amazing skill at the bowling lanes today, when 3 strikes were had, the room filled with ‘gobble gobbles’, as a Turkey was made! We got as high as a six- pack (6 strikes in a row), that was until the playoffs, where we let our nerves get the best of us, but still ended up with some great scores! Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by a volunteer from Cancer Care Manitoba, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Wii Bowler, Roy exclaimed to his opponent during some friendly competition, “you get the strikes, I’ll get the jokes!” he was full of one liners and got the whole crowd laughing!

River Ridge I Retirement residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Bob Toth
Silver: Jean Kresko
Bronze: Ed Hologroski

Pins and Arrows were flying this morning as 21 bowlers and 30 archers competed for medals. At Wii bowling, we saw some unprecedented trick shots with Margaret M. and Joyce A. picking off the leftover splits for spares. But it wasn’t enough to budge the numbers; a 4 strike took silver and the first Turkey of the competition took gold! During Archery, the shooting was only surpassed by the laughter and raucous applause! First timer Don L. stepped up to the competition and walked away with a silver medal around his neck- “I can’t believe I won, I thought I might do ok at bowling because I used to bowl, but I couldn’t do anything right… I guess I’m more Robin Hood than Fred Flintstone!” Athletes at RRI were joined by community hero – educator and leader of our intergenerational program, Jean Gilbert, Principal St Gerard School. Presenter: “This is so amazing- with the theme of Heroes and being on Wii Bowling day- as one of the last things my grandmother, a definite hero of mine, did with all of us grandchildren was hold a Wii bowling tournament with the family out in Beausejour and little did we know she was secretly using one of her nearby grandchildren to coach her ahead of time, she said “I wanna win this thing!!” – ahhhh, the spirit of competition is alive and well!

Shaftesbury Park Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Shirley Wilson
Silver: Mary Bancroft
Bronze: Molly Donen

At Shaftesbury Park Retirement Residence, 14 bowlers battled for medals with a crowd of cheering spectators. This afternoon 12 archers took to the range in front of a dining room full of excited onlookers! The morning got off to an excellent start as the Round Robin produced 8 bowlers with scores over 120! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! Mrs. D. was presented with a special Touch Quilt from the Alzheimer’s Society for being the oldest participant in the Games at Shaftesbury Park at almost 103 years old. Her response when we asked her what her age is, “25”. Apparently she hasn’t aged a day since! Bowlers and archers were joined at the award ceremony by Catherine Kaufmann from Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Lil K. (4th Place in Wii Bowling but with the highest qualifying score) – “The nerves get the better of me every year, but the Games are still my favourite!”

Cedarcroft Place Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: John Sauve
Silver: Betty Mills
Bronze: Jean Willmore

At Cedarcroft Place, the morning got off to an excellent start as the Round Robin produced 14 bowlers with all scores over 100! Good luck was on the competitor’s side as they bowled in the morning. It was tough to get one of the top 4 scores to make it into the playoffs. The pins were falling down out of fear this morning. Come this afternoon, someone must have glued the pins to the alley floor as they just wouldn’t fall down; the pins tipped, moved and turned but wouldn’t fall over in the playoffs! It made for a very interesting final round of bowling. Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by Tonya, Roxie (dog – she was in visiting residents today and wanted to be a part of the ceremony), and many fellow residents who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Roxie entertained the residents with her fetching ability, or some would say inability, prior to the ceremony! Mr. L. stated “it’s just luck” after his 4th strike in a row.

McCarthy Place Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Margret Boemer
Silver: Olive Riehl
Bronze: Joan Werner

At McCarthy Place 22 bowlers battled for medals. The morning got off to an excellent start as the Round Robin produced 22 bowlers with scores over 189! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! One of our newest bowlers Harold saved up a Turkey for the 10th frame! Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by One Care, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. “When I didn’t look, they all just went down!”

Beacon Heights Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Don Price
Silver: Gérald Martin
Bronze: Hélène Lebeau

At Beacon Heights Retirement Residence, 11 bowlers battled for medals. The start of the game was delayed for a short while as Renée and Réjeanne, chef de Mission, were interviewed for the community television. The competitors were excited when the game got off to an start as the Round Robin produced 4 bowlers with scores over 160! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! We have bowlers that often hit over 250-275 on regular games…the pressure of the games, and being filmed for television may have had an impact on the final scores. But this didn’t stop the residents to have a great time. Our presenter was really impressed with the scores of the athletes and proud to have the opportunity to present the medals and congratulate all the competitors. Before the game, Katrina proclaimed Don the winner! And Don did win, Katrina exclaimed “I knew it, Don is way too good for us”. As an extra game BH had a Bean Bag Toss tournament. 28 players were registered, we had to use 2 boards to play at the same time otherwise we would still be playing… Our winner finished with a score of 3,100. Way to go Helen!

Chapel Hill Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Ruth Lalonde
Silver: Phillipe Lalonde
Bronze: Betty Macpherson

At Chapel Hill Retirement Residence 11 Athletes battled it out for the Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals. It was a friendly but tough competition that forced friends against friends and even husbands against wives! The morning started off great with the 6 top scorers automatically earning their position in the afternoon playoffs. The remaining 5 had to battle it out and the top scorer of the B side Tournament earned her chance to compete in the playoffs with a score of 206! Our Gold and Silver Medal Winners are actually Husband and Wife who at the end of this month will be married 68 years! Our Bowlers were joined at the Medal Ceremony today by Stephanie Millar from the Ottawa Humane Society and her amazing super dog Charlie! “Don’t worry honey, you can polish off my medal” –Phillipe L. confidently said this to his wife who he thought he could beat in the final! Jokes on him she won the Gold giving him the Silver!

Cite Parkway Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Constance Robillard
Silver: Harry DeGrauwe
Bronze: Frank O’Leary

At Cité Parkway Retirement Residence, 12 bowlers battled for medals. We were very impressed by the skill and talents of our Cité Parkway bowlers when they produced scores over 190! The level of sportsmanship was a joy to see as every resident was in attendance to cheer on the Cité Parkway Bowlers. We got to witness many gutter balls and with every we had the funny Mr. D. present to make light of the situation! We had so much fun… even with low scores. With this being our residence’s first medal ceremony, they were beyond excited to congratulate their friends! Our residents in our care floor took part in a thrilling game of Bean Bag Toss. Mrs. P. got all dolled up to accept her gold medal, she looked fabulous! Gold Medalist Constance R. exclaimed: “I cannot wait to join the bowling league! This is so much fun!”

Residence de la Gappe – Phase 1
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Madame Juliette Grenier
Silver: Monsieur Richard Glazer
Bronze: Monsieur Gerard Trepanier

At Résidence de la Gappe phase 1, 8 bowlers battled for medals. This morning we had a very interesting competition since several residents had spectacular results never seen before resulting in a very strong presence for the finals bowling. The woman were happy to see a woman competing with (and beating) two very gifted men. The ceremony was filed with joy since Madame Grenier mentioned that she is “like Popeye the Sailor Man – not solid legs but still has strong arms!”

Residence de la Gappe – Phase 2
Sand Bag
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Pierre M.
Silver: Annette L.
Bronze: Denise C.

Great participation of residents a lot of enthusiasm at Résidence de la Gappe Phase 2 with 29 players competing for Gold. Our assistant to the Sandbag, Noel helped the residents played. Second year in a row winning a silver medal for Mrs. L. Following our healthy snack the medal ceremony was great with our Director general Suzie Clavet to presenting the winners with their medals. Gold medallist Mr M. told our Director “to be good you must play often.”

Residence de la Gappe – Phase 3 & 4
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Jacques Blais
Silver: Jeanette Bourgeois
Bronze: Georgette Landry

20 bowlers competed for medals at Résidence de la Gappe Phase 3 & 4, getting off to an excellent start as the Round Robin produced 20 bowlers with scores over 160! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! Mme. B. would keep on saying that “her bowling ball was in prison and wasn’t able to be let free to hit the pins!” Her husband suggested that “they were free that she just couldn’t see straight!” Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by Helene Lirette, Jacqueline McKnight and Lisa Paré, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. “I did a lot of practice at home since I own a Wii as well” confessed Gold medalist Jacques Blais.

Chateau Symmes Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Marie-Rose Chevrier
Silver: Monica Mulligan
Bronze: Jacqueline Renaud

At Chateau Symmes 17 bowlers battled for medals with a very positive start and a lot of excitement in the building…it was very noisy but happy. While the afternoon during playoffs things were a little more serious with a lot of spectators cheering on our finalists. One finalist was overheard saying: “Unfortunately, we don’t seem to be great bowlers under pressure” – none of the competitors in the Final broke a score of 200 (184 being the highest). This did not dampen our Seniors Games spirit however we enjoyed a wonderful awards ceremony this afternoon. Especially M. Sullivan, who did not win anything but was the first on the podium for pictures! Gold Medalist Marie-Rose Chevrier was in tears when she realised that she was the big winner…so much joy.