Laurel Heights Retirement Residence
Bocce​
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​Score:
​Gold: ​Ruban Freidenburg​28
​Silver: ​Lloyd Ranch​44
​Bronze: ​Harvey Tebbutt​60
Billiards
​Medal:​Athletes Name:
​Gold: ​Jack OttenBright​
​Silver: Harvey Tebbutt​
​Bronze: ​Lew Minkler​
At Laurel Heights Retirement Residence we had 12 pool sharks and 16 Bocce players battling for medals. The morning got off to an excellent start with the Bocce Round Robin, we were very impressed by their skill and talents! Everyone must have had extra Wheaties this morning for breakfast because we had a lot of practice balls go out of the court. Athletes were joined at the award ceremony by Jackie Brandt from the YMCA who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances and even helped out in our Bocce Tournament. Mr. T. quoted that “he is much better at billiards after a pint. Or as least he thinks he is.”

Rutherford Heights Retirement Residence
Bocce​
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​Score:
​Gold: ​Pamela Barnett​143.5​
​Silver: ​Hannah Anderson​169​
​Bronze: Helen Nayowski​191.5
Bocce (Supportive Living Care Floor)​
​Medal: ​Athletes Name:
​Gold: ​Elsie ​
​Silver: ​Helen ​
​Bronze: ​Jessie
Billiards
​Medal:​Athletes Name:
​Gold: ​Nick Chalus
​Silver: ​Bob Seal​
​Bronze: Terry Badger​
At Rutherford Heights, 7 competitors for Billiards and 15 Bocce players from our independent and 6 Bocce players from our care floor battled for medals. The billiards gold medal game was a nail biter up until the 8 ball was sunk at the wrong time – Bob exclaimed “Oh well there is always next year.” Athletes were joined at the award ceremony by Parkinson’s Alberta, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Gold Medalist Elsie Look exclaimed: “2nd medal… you guys are going to give me a heart attack I’m so happy!!”

Auburn Heights Retirement Residence
Bocce​
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​Score:
​Gold: ​Alvina Rempel​159
​Silver: ​Eva Zilm​166.5 ​
​Bronze: ​Cloene Lindop ​246
Bocce (Memory Care)​
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​Score:
​Gold: ​Miriam ​85​
​Silver: Hazel ​45​
​Bronze: ​Brenda ​30
Billiards
​Medal:​Athletes Name:
​Gold: ​Richard Arnold​
​Silver: ​Greg Wood​
​Bronze: ​Ivan McGillvray​
At Auburn Heights 7 Billiards Players, 10 Independent Bocce players and 11 Memory Care Bocce players battled for medals. The excitement continues into day 3 as we start off the competition with the pool sharks. All competition was shallowed whole. 8 balls were being dropped left and right. The completion was fierce and full of jocularity. It was a tough stroked competition. Bocce balls where rolling, it was determined that the toughest shot was to make a straight line. Participates were full of laughter and selflessness in true games spirit. Meanwhile in Memory Care, participants were laughing with excitement as each ball rolled closer to the center ring. Mrs. L. was head over heels about two winning medals this 2016 senior games and three in the 2015 games. Athletes were joined at the award ceremony by Master of Ceremony Rhonda Shannon, Medal presenter Dorothy Britten and Assistant Shanna Hakala who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances.

Lewis Estates Retirement Residence
Bocce​
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​​Score:
​Gold: ​Grace LeGatt​​30
​Silver: Elsa Barnes​46.5
​Bronze: Pauline Gregory​​62.5
Billiards
​Medal:​Athletes Name:
​Gold: ​Eric Tauber​
​Silver: ​Darrell Ostapek​
​Bronze: ​Olive Johns
At Lewis Estates retirement residence, 10 billiards players and 14 Bocce players battled for medals. The morning was long and very competitive. The residents started with Bocce Ball and did an amazing job! They continued with Billiards that took up the whole rest of the morning straight until lunch. We moved our Bocce Ball court in the afternoon to the games room where there was more room for our spectators to watch the action. We had Ferguson Hearing Clinic in to give out participation badges as well as the medals to all of our winners. She also stayed a little longer to award the winners for the 2nd floor residents who had their bocce ball finals on the boardwalk. One of our participants from bocce ball Mrs. K. mentioned that the night before they were practicing for bocce and they could not find the back stopper that we put up in the halls so the balls do not roll down the hallways. So the first half of the night they were chasing the balls down the halls, then finally found the stopper.

Summerwood Village Retirement Residence
Bocce​
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​Score:
​Gold: ​Margaret Elwell​42
​Silver: ​Pat Eldridge ​54
​Bronze: ​Leona Moneta​56
Billiards
​Medal:​Athletes Name:
​Gold: ​Jim McColeman
​Silver: ​Gordon Ash
​Bronze: ​Gerry Antice
At Summerwood Village the morning got off to an excellent start as the Round Robin produced 10 Bocce players duking it out for medals and bragging rights! Residents filled the hallway and the games room to cheer on their friends. Later the Pool Sharks showed their mad skills while family and friends cheered on from the side lines. It appears there is a slight curve in the floor as most of the balls thrown were all curve balls which worked in the bowlers favor. We had a massage therapist come to do 10 minute complimentary massages for all the athletes after a hard competition. Athletes were joined at the award ceremony by Beth Zutter from Strathcona Country Library who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. As Calvin got down on his knees to grab the Bocce Ball fellow resident Pat commented: “Ya you better say a little prayer.”

Preston Park I Retirement residence
Bocce​
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​Score:
​Gold: ​Andy Tumach ​43 ½
​Silver: ​Don Pearson ​50 ¾
​Bronze: ​Mary Barrett – Lenz ​55
Billiards
​Medal:​Athletes Name:
​Gold: ​George Brown
​Silver: ​Margaret McElhinney
​Bronze: ​Henry Gilbertson
At Preston Park Retirement Residence 10 Bocce players battled for Medals and 8 Pool Sharks battled for 1st place. Our morning of Bocce Ball was off to a great start! This year we had only one ball out of bounds and another ball a mere 3 inches from the pallina! Our only lady pool shark, Mrs. M. joined in the fun last minute and took all of the men out to the very end where she got 2nd place! Our winners were joined at the medal ceremony by Gerard Dakienewich from the Saskatoon Ostomy Association – handing out medals and congratulating all of our winners. “I’m going to need a rest after winning all these medals” exclaimed Mr. R.

Preston Park II Retirement Residence
Bocce​
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​Score:
​Gold: ​Norm Reidt​78 3/8”
​Silver: ​Len Hart​ ​149”
​Bronze: ​Cliff Harker​187”
Billiards
​Medal:​Athletes Name:
​Gold: ​Slim Meisner​
​Silver: ​Norm Reidt​
​Bronze: ​Lloyd Coffin
At Preston Park II, 20 Billiards and 16 Bocce players battled for medals. The morning got off to an excellent start as the Round Robin produced 6 Bocce players vying for medals! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! “The staff here help make life worthwhile” observed Mr. D. Athletes were joined at the award ceremony by Diana Ng from the Canadian Cancer Society, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. In the end Gold Medalist Mr. M. exclaimed: “We cleared the table.”

College Park I Retirement residence
Bocce​
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​Score:
​Gold: ​Chris Oehle(Bocce Assistant)​124
​Silver: ​Don Williamson ​183
​Bronze: ​Don Layman ​190
Billiards
​Medal:​Athletes Name:
​Gold: ​George Bradshaw
​Silver: ​Leonard Thompson (Billiards Assistant)
​Bronze: ​Frank Sombach
At College Park Retirement Residence 11 billiards and 14 Bocce players battled for medals. The morning got off to a great start with Bocce Ball and several spectators came out to cheer on our athletes! The pool sharks battled for gold in the games room that turned out to be standing room only. “Lee Jones from CTV Regina attended to capture the excitement of the finals! Tune into CTV News Thursday at 6pm for all of the Games finals!” Athletes were joined at the award ceremony by Pharmacy West, Regina, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. “Everyone is having so much fun with the various games, I’m going to sign up for more events next year!” exclaimed Mrs. F.

College Park II Retirement residence
Bocce​
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​
​Gold: ​Vern Becker​
​Silver: ​Ivor Brown​
​Bronze: ​Bill Gottschall​
Billiards
​Medal:​Athletes Name:
​Gold: ​Ivor Brown​
​Silver: ​Ivan Blakely​
​Bronze: ​Conrad Bechard
At College Park II the morning got off to an excellent start as the Round Robin produced 6 Bocce players vying for medals! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! Later the Pool Sharks showed their finesse on the billiards table! One of our residents has the potential of participating in every game this week! He already has 3 medals! Go Ivor!!! Athletes were joined at the award ceremony by Jackie from the Regina Senior center who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Our gold medalist in billiards exclaimed “I beat the Chef de Mission”!!

Victoria Landing Retirement residence
Bocce​
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​Score:
​Gold: ​Onie More ​249
​Silver: ​Susan Morden ​253
​Bronze: ​Ossie More ​253.5
Billiards
​Medal:​Athletes Name:
​Gold: ​Slim Lapierre
​Silver: ​Archie Londry
​Bronze: Mel Cable
At Victoria Landing, the morning got off to an excellent start as 8 Pool Sharks showed their finesse! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! Later the Bocce round robin produced 21 players vying for medals. “Even though our Bocce court was lumpy and bumpy it did not deter our players from finding their groove….” Athletes were joined at the award ceremony by Julie Hockley from the Alzheimer’s Society, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Bocce ball bronze medalist, Mr. M. shouted: “Keep it up, you’re all doing good!”

Sturgeon Creek I Retirement residence
Bocce​
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​Score:
​Gold: ​Herb Britton ​74
​Silver: ​Sylvia Korzenowski ​95
​Bronze: ​Margaret Johnston ​129
At Sturgeon Creek I we had 18 Bocce players battle for medals. The morning was full of fun as our Bocce athletes were up bright and early ready to play. Thunder sticks were clapping loudly for our athletes as they made their attempts at perfect scores. The afternoon finals were very exciting with our top competitors being cousins Mr. T. and Mr. B. who said “we’ve been competing since we were kids, why stop now, it’s fun” In the end it was Mr. B. who took home the gold. Athletes were joined at the award ceremony by Anne Freitas form CNIB, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances.

Sturgeon Creek II Retirement residence
Bocce​
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​Score:
​Gold: Keith Dyson​52 ​
​Silver: ​Sandra Nickerson​124 ​
​Bronze: ​Sybil Ramesar​132​
At SC II, 13 “lucky” bocce players battled for medals. The dining room was transformed in the wee hours of the morning to accommodate the bocce court in readiness for the day’s competition while the competitors eagerly awaited game time. It took the first round to hit their stride on the new court, but when they did, the results were awesome!!! Of the 13 bocce participants, 4 were recruited this morning. It did not really take much persuasion—I think they were just shy to sign up and give it a try, and admittedly they were all newbies to the game. It looks like bocce may become more popular in the building!!! Athletes were joined at the award ceremony by John Janzen from Siloam Mission, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. One cheerleader quietly asked, “Is it ok if we make noise and cheer? They all look so serious.”

Seine River Retirement Residence
Bocce​
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​Score:
​Gold: ​Bart Hak ​144
​Silver: Joan Evans ​145
​Bronze: Georgina Challis ​200
Billiards
​Medal:​Athletes Name:
​Gold: Jack Kostick
​Silver: Majorie Coulter
​Bronze: Bart Hak
At Seine River the morning got off to an excellent start as the Round Robin produced 16 Bocce players vying for medals! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! In the afternoon the playoffs didn’t go as hoped. We did SO well in the initial rounds, with players who scored under 100, however during the playoffs our pallina just wouldn’t sit where we wanted it to, causing every player to get at least one 120! Later the Pool Sharks showed their finesse – some say its beginners luck, others say its sheer born talent, but 2 women came out of the woodwork, who have never played a real game of pool. They did so well, one even won the Silver medal!!! Go Girls Go. Going from Billiards to bocce, can be tough on the brain. Mr H, brought his pool cue to shoot the pallina – he had a good laugh, and reset himself and ended up winning GOLD! Athletes were joined at the award ceremony by Victoria General Hospital Foundation, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. ‘You can’t stop Joan!!” Our Chef de Mission is competing in 8 events this year, and at the age of 88 she is as energetic, spunky and fun as ever! After the daily events are done, every day she asks “What’s next? I’m having too much fun to go home!”

River Ridge Retirement residence
Bocce​
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​Score:
​Gold: ​Morris Sapoznik ​87
​Silver: ​Joe Juras ​155
​Bronze: ​Shirley Wilson ​184
Billiards
​Medal:​Athletes Name:
​Gold: ​Bob Toth
​Silver: ​Ken Cook
​Bronze: ​Chuck Reynolds
At River Ridge we had 8 pool sharks cruising the felt and 29 Bocce enthusiasts battling for first place! A loud crack signalled the opening break in the Billiards competition. The round robin was complete with sharks circling the table pulling off trick shots left and right. Next door, the Bocce court was jumping with action as player after player chased the pallina! Cheers and thunder sticks rang out for winners and losers alike. “The Bocce court had cheers and jeers in equal numbers! At times, our tape measure wasn’t long enough to reach the out of bounders – those became known as kitchen balls!” Athletes were joined at the award ceremony by Andre Viallet, fellow senior athlete who shared an inspirational story of a peer athlete competing at the International Seniors Games, winning 5 gold medals at the age of 99. “You’re never too old to compete!” Gold Medalist Mr. T. exclaimed: “Wow, I was just hoping to win something; I can’t believe I won Gold – Ken’s a good player and tough opponent”

Shaftesbury Park Retirement Residence
Bocce​
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​Score:
​Gold: ​Roslyn Silver​15 ​
​Silver: ​Dave Silver​37 ​
​Bronze: ​Ruth Nichols​57
Billiards
​Medal:​Athletes Name:​
​Gold: ​Shom Roitenberg ​
​Silver: ​Neal McGinnis ​
​Bronze: ​Bob Miller ​
At Shaftesbury Park, 6 billiards players and 32 Bocce players battled for medals. The final round jitters definitely didn’t scare away our bocce players either since we saw the best scores we’ve ever seen in the Games! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! Later the Pool Sharks showed their finesse as they battled their way to win the medals. Our bocce court was filled with players and spectators having a good chuckle as Dr. R. came up for his turn and rolled his ball straight through the court and right into the dining room! Athletes were joined at the award ceremony by Jennifer, from Alzheimer’s Manitoba, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. During our billiards round robin one of our competitors, Mr. M., was watching a game between two other athletes when he leaned over and said, “Jeeze, I sure would have hated to play against these guys when they could actually see the ball!”

Cedarcroft Place Retirement Residence
Bocce​
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​Score:
​Gold: ​Diane Keane ​43
Silver: ​Alice MacPherson ​61
Bronze: ​Dennis Bezzant ​84
At Cedarcroft Place, we got off to an excellent start as the Round Robin produced 12 Bocce players vying for medals! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! Athletes felt they had just “pumped some iron” as the Bocce balls were so heavy. Resident Mrs. R. exclaimed that she “hasn’t worked that hard in years.” Gold medalist and first time Bocce player Mrs. K. stated “I don’t know why I waited until now to play this game, it’s SO fun….heavy…but fun”

McCarthy Place Retirement Residence
Bocce​
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​
​Gold: ​Glenn Richards
​Silver: ​Gloria Brodhagen​
​Bronze: ​Patricia Warrell
Billiards​
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​
​Gold: ​Michelle Di Gangi ​
​Silver: ​Betty Schnitker
​Bronze: Gloria Brodhagen
At McCarthy Place, 22 Bocce Players and 12 Billiards players got off to an excellent start vying for medals! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! The residents joked that they needed a bigger target, and aimed for the Health & Wellness Director. Athletes were joined at the award ceremony by Heart & Stroke, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances.

Beacon Heights Retirement Residence
Bocce​
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​
​Gold: ​Mrs. Claire Roussy
​Silver: ​Mrs. Leslie Last
​Bronze: ​Mr. Don Price
Ottawa woke up to miserable weather today but the sun was still shining at Beacon Heights where residents were in high spirits for the Bocce game to begin. The assistant Mrs. Claire Roussy reviewed the rules for the group…and then the first pallina was thrown…we had 2 teams of 7 players for a total of 14. After lunch we had the playoffs with 6 players. The aim of the game being that it’s the closest to the pallina that advance in the game… Mrs. T. took the long way with 372” from the pallina but someone said let’s add all the digits and she gets 12”. After the game we took a picture of the group, just before the click Mrs. T. yells “CRAZY” and everyone cracked a smile to give a beautiful picture.

Chapel Hill Retirement Residence
Billiards
​Medal: ​Athletes Name:
​Gold: Raymond Ball
​Silver: Robert Langis
​Bronze: Guy Lacelle
Bocce​
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​
​Gold: Robert Langis
​Silver: Norman Macpherson
​Bronze: Marion
At Chapel Hill Retirement Residence, we had 8 bowlers battling to the death medal round!
All of our bowlers today were beginners who had never played before and they are proved there is some truth to beginners luck! Confidence was high for those who never thought they would be able to play! The game themed menu today was a huge success which led high spirits and delight for both the players and the spectators! Athletes were joined at the award ceremony by Carol from Classic Care Pharmacy, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances while also checking their blood pressure and glucose levels all at the same time! “I was so good I didn’t even know it was possible” quoted from Mr. L. in the Bronze medal round when he pulled off a once in a lifetime shot!

Residence de la Gappe – Phase 1
Pétanque Atout
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​
​Gold: ​Madame Claire Gagnon ​
​Silver: ​Monsieur Gérard Trépanier ​
​Bronze: ​Madame Lucienne Aubry-Desjardins
At Résidence de la Gappe Phase 1, 8 Bocce players battled for medals. Mrs. A. entered her name for the competition at the last minute and she is so very proud of herself for winning the bronze medal, well done! Athletes were joined at the award ceremony by Véronique Cyr, Regional Recreation Director, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Gold Medalist Mrs. G. exclaimed: “I want a medal, I want a medal no matter what…. and she did win the gold! Yes sir!!!!!!

Residence de la Gappe – Phase 2
Bolas
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​Score:
​Gold: ​Thérèse Lorrain-Albert ​95
​Silver: ​Marie-Ange Chartrand ​85
​Bronze: ​Hélène Landry ​80
This morning we had a good start with walking on the 2nd and 7th floors with our ED Suzie Clavet, chef de mission Roch and assistant Julie Turpin. Our residents have a lot of pleasure listening to the music while walking. At Bolas 36 players battled for medals. The residents used the thunder sticks to encourage and the cheer on the athletes. The residents really love that idea of the sticks and had a great time with them. They even used it all day to get attention from the PAB. The Athletes was represented by the ED Suzie Clavet and the assistant Julie Turpin for the ceremony award for distribution of the medals. Mrs. L. won the gold medal which she was very happy but not as much as her PB Nathalie on the 7th floor which she said it was better than winning the Stanley cup.

Residence de la Gappe – Phase 3 & 4
Billiards – Women
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​
​Gold: ​Jeannine Dorval​
​Silver: ​Ella Gouin​
​Bronze: ​Huguette Paquette

Billiards – Men
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​
​Gold :​Pierre Fournier
​Silver: ​Claude Bourgeois
​Bronze: ​Euclide Parent
Pétanque Atout
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​Score:
​Gold: ​Rita Meilleur​126
​Silver: ​Jeannine Dorval​66
​Bronze: Yvette Gauthier​58
At Residence de la Gappe III & IV, 30 pool players and 34 Pétanque Atout players battled for medals. The morning got off to an excellent start as the Round Robin produced 16 Bocce players vying for medals! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! “Mme. M. made 100 points in one game of Pétanque Atout…the place was so excited. That’s the way we play here at La Gappe!!!!!!!!!….”

Chateau Symmes Retirement Residence
Pétanque Atout​
​Medal: ​Athletes Name: ​Score:
​Gold: ​Madame Marine Chugg​1500 points for 5 rounds
​Silver: ​Harry Judge ​1100 points for 5 rounds
​Bronze: ​Gabrielle Lalonde ​1000 points for 5 rounds.
Billiards
​Medal:​Athletes Name:
​Gold: ​Mr Lambert Roger (médaille d’or)
​Silver: ​Mr Paul Malizia (médaille d’agent)
​Bronze:​Mr Gilbert Gauvreau (médaille de bronze)
The morning got off to an excellent start as the Round Robin produced 26 Bocce players vying for medals! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! There was a lot of noise in our Bistro where the competition. Spectators had noise makers in their hands and would make noise before the person would play! Athletes were joined at the award ceremony by Ronald Jolicoeur who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances.