Day 2 – Wii Bowling & Archery

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Laurel Heights Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Helen B 154
Silver: Inez 147
Bronze: Rose T 127

Archery
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Harvey T 66
Silver: Arnold 56
Bronze: Yvette 19

At Laurel Heights the morning got off to an excellent start as the Round Robin produced 8 bowlers with scores over 170! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! After bowling our archers battled it out from rookies to experienced hunters. “It’s much easier to shoot a bow and arrow when you hold the bow up right.” Bowlers and archers were joined at the award ceremony by our friendly neighborhood librarian Ariel from Edmonton Public Library, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Joke of the Day: “What did the archer get when he hit a bullseye? A very, VERY angry bull.”

St. Albert Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Independent Living
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Earl R. 163
Silver: Betty K. 136
Bronze: Tony P. 111

Supportive Living (EDAL/DAL)
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Leonard
Silver: Edward
Bronze: Scott

At St. Albert Retirement Residence, 12 bowlers battled for medals, with a cheerleading squad on the side lines!!! Bowling was greatly enjoyed and the morning Round Robin produced 12 bowlers with scores over 160! The supportive living residents had a round robin with a bowling set. Everyone greatly enjoyed themselves!! Their scores are as reflected the competitive fun we had. Fran L. proclaimed over and over, “we need to do this more often!!!” Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by the Executive Director who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Supportive resident Georgina said that: “we were doing a wonderful job and she really enjoyed herself.”

Lewis Estates Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Grace Legatt 146
Silver: Dorothy Keller 134
Bronze: Olive Johns 132

Floor Shuffleboard Memory Care
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Ayyappa M.
Silver: William B.
Bronze: Don Clarke

At Lewis Estates Residence in Edmonton, we had seven bowlers: Grace Legatt; Olive Johns; Dorothy Keller; Kathleen Wallace; Lois Holland; Ken Jolin, and; and Fern Keppler all battle for the chance to make the playoffs. Gold Medalist Grace Legatt, felt like she needed more practice but she scored 170 in the round robin and 146 in the finals to win Gold. Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by Alzheimer’s Society Presenter Berni Baer, Chef de Mission Ken Jolin, Executive Director Tanya Degrace and Health & Wellness Director Daniel Damile, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. The day closed with this observation from one of our female participants: “the women let the men know they rule the building, as all four finalist were women.”

Sage Hill Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Hong Sun Lee 167
Silver: Noreen Evans 156
Bronze: Albrerta Lacombe 145

Archery
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Dr Donald Pots 31
Silver: Wayne McClintick 26
Bronze: Stephanie Bagan 10

At Sage Hill Retirement Residence, the morning got off to a fast start as the Round Robin produced 8 bowlers with scores over 215! In a great display of skill and talents, Bowlers really took the game so seriously. Bowlers and Archers were joined at the award ceremony by the CEO of Kerby Centre – Luanne Whitmarsh with Tina Lewis and Chad King Client Service Coordinator of Parkinson’s Association of Alberta and Tessa Veikle who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Gold Medalist Dr. Donald Pots – “I won …I did it my way”

Rutherford Heights Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Independent Living
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Louis Ensing 138
Silver: Helen Nayowski 110
Bronze: Mary Lucy Ursulak 88
Supportive Living (EDAL/DAL)
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Elsie Look
Silver: Ruth Olive
Bronze: Marie Fisher

Archery
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Jean Erikson 160
Silver: Bob Seal 150
Bronze: Marnie Shopa 100

At Rutherford Heights Retirement Residence, 16 bowlers on our Independent Living and 14 bowlers within our Supportive Living Care Floor battled for medals while 9 archers were on target. The morning got off to an excellent start as the Round Robin produced 16 bowlers with scores over 180! 3 sharp shooters won medals today…. 2 out of the 3 said it was there first time to pick up a bow. One archer observed: “I guess in this case practice doesn’t make perfect.” Athletes were joined at the award ceremony by Christine from the Canadian Cancer Society who participated in congratulating everyone on their performances. Bob. S told everyone his joke “what did the snail say riding on a turtles back? Slow and steady wins the race just like me!”

Auburn Heights Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Chris Millar 193
Silver: Moe Hawrysh 182
Bronze: Joan Parker 169

At Auburn Heights we had twelve IL Resident Athletes competing for the top four playoff positions. The Bistro was packed with specatators, clapping after each throw, helping and encouraging one another throughout each game. The residents threw many strikes much to the delight of the large audience. It was a rollercoaster of emotions; tense silence before the ball was rolled down the alley, followed by “ooh’s” and “aah’s”, and thunderous applause. We had a mix of new and veteran residents playing today, and our residents on the second floor had a full day of carpet bowling competitions before finishing with a dance throughout the floor – initiated by one of the residents! The medal winners from the Memory Care floor were surprised and delighted to receive their medals, and everyone left smiling at the end of the day.

Summerwood Village Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling – Independent Living
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Koreen Golka 172
Silver: Borris Kanuka 131
Bronze: Inger Johnson 130

At Summerwood Residence, The morning got off to an excellent start as the Round Robin produced 5 bowlers with scores over 100! We were very impressed and the pompoms were a great addition to keeping spirits elevated! If you cheer loud enough, the people will come. We had quite a few people roll in as spectators! Both residents and staff were drawn by the excitement of the games. Our winner Koreen cheered the loudest for everyone else. Bowlers were joined by “Dogs with Wings” as they presented the medals to the residents at the award ceremony. There was a great turn out for the award ceremony, everyone is excited for tomorrow’s games!

Preston Park I Retirement residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Clint Dalshaug 215
Silver: Don Pearson 204
Bronze: Winnie Elliott 192

At Preston Park I, we saw a great start as the Round Robin produced 16 bowlers and finished off with one athlete getting a 6 pack of strikes, on top of many strikes. Vivian bowled for the first time today in over a year, without any practice! She may not have won a medal but she was laughing and grinning for the rest of the day. Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by June Gawdun and Sandra Schweder with the Saskatoon Council on Aging, they congratulated and handed out medals to our amazing winners today!

Preston Park II Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Barry Fields 197
Silver: Alex Resch 179
Bronze: Norman Reidt 178

Archery
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Alex Resch 70
Silver: Len Hart 55
Bronze: Barry Fields 50

At Preston Park II, 28 bowlers battled for medals while 15 archers “slinged” it out for medals and oh boy were they ever on target!! The morning got off to an excellent start as the Round Robin produced 20 bowlers with scores over 150! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! We are apparently great bowlers under pressure as Norman Reidt started the day off with 8 strikes in a row (finishing with 9 total in his game) and Mary Hart threw her best score EVER with a 194 in the Round Robin! Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by Robbie Gamble from the Canadian Red Cross who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Gold Medalist Barry Fields exclaimed: “I hear that things get better with age…. If that is true… I must be pretty magnificent!!!!”

College Park I Retirement residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Bernice Moon 181
Silver: Chris Oehler 180
Bronze: Verna Coates 141

At College Park I Retirement Residence bowlers battled for medals with the maddening crowd cheering them on to victory. The morning got off to an excellent start as the Round Robin produced 4 bowlers with scores over 136! A tie breaker was needed to decide 4th place. We were very impressed by their skill and talents and nerves of steel! We had few new residents wishing to participate earlier, but after our athletes made it look so easy, they wanted to give it a shot! What a great opportunity this was to get others to give it a try without any pressure. The award ceremony was loud with our cheering section who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Gold Medalist Bernice Moon exclaimed: “I won by only 1 point???” (Bernice wins every year usually by a landslide).

College Park II Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Ivor B. 195
Silver: Kay D. 172
Bronze: Chuck H. 161

At College Park II Retirement Residence, 11 bowlers battled for medals. We were very impressed by their skill and talents! We always encourage people to try the games, even if they have not played before. Chuck H. played for the first time ever and received the Bronze medal! Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by Michelle from Senior Mechanism, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Joke of the Day “What did the bowling ball say to the pins? Don’t stop me, I’m on a roll!”

Victoria Landing Retirement residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold Charlie Simpson 225
Silver Cecil Bayes 224
Bronze Carol Lamb 209

At Victoria Landing, 6 archers “slinged” it out for medals after the morning got off to an excellent start as 8 bowlers scored over 150! In the afternoon 6 archers aimed for the target with scores between 10 and 70! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! “We are apparently great bowlers under pressure as two finalist threw 5 strikes in a row during round robin play!” Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by John Leregio from Diabetes Association, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Bronze Medalist Carol Lamb exclaimed: “I’m usually only good at cleaning out the gutters— well miracles never cease!!!”

Sturgeon Creek II Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Joan Wilson 237
Silver: Vi Miller 211
Bronze: Sandra Nickerson 185

Archery
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Vi Miller
Silver: Ross Colcomb
Bronze: Jack Sellers

At SC II, 9 bowlers battled for medals and after 2 exciting rounds of play, the top 6 players advanced to the finals to go for gold. A gold medal winner was identified, but we had to have a tie breaker to establish silver and bronze medalists. Once again, cheerleaders actually outnumbered participants!!! The Wii Bowling competition produced a full house of bowlers and cheerleaders. There was much cheering, and truth be told, the spectators seemed more on edge than the bowlers. Upon completion of the Wii bowling finals, tenants turned their hands to the archery equipment. Our gold medal Wii bowling winner, Joan W., finished out the medal round with 5 strikes in a row!! Bowlers and archers were joined at the medal ceremony by Sheila MacIntosh from the Alzheimer’s Society, who, following a short presentation, presented the winning athletes with their medals. One cheerleader observed: “I think I will start practicing archery for next year’s games!!! Looks like so much fun???”

River Ridge I Retirement residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Al Gurney 225
Silver: Joyce Parson 191
Bronze: Elaine Williams 190

At River Ridge I, 22 bowlers took to the lanes to see who would reign supreme. Early morning saw some sticky pins over at River Ridge I, but once the hardwoods warmed up it was nothing but black bowties and triangles filling the scoreboards! Oooohs and aaaaahhhs were quickly drowned out by the clamour of crashing pins! “Morning draw seems to keep the scores on our side!” Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by Stephanie Smith of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Gold Medalist Al Gurney said “I may move slow but my ball sure moves fast!!!”

River Ridge II Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Alma Janik 150
Silver: Al Shipman 137
Bronze: Anita Campbell 134

Archery
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Anita Campbell 65
Silver: Liliane Sawatzky 45
Bronze: Margaret McMechan 35

The Boulevard North Bean Bag Toss
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Betty B. 1600
Silver: Merle D. 675
Bronze: Lea H. 525

The morning got off to an excellent start as all of our new tenants that have just moved in, came out and tried Wii Bowling and Archery for the first time. One of the newer tenants won a medal in Archery “Beginner’s Luck”, she said! Bowlers, Bean Bag Toss Players and Archers were joined at the award ceremony by Marc Allard, from Patient Advocate, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Joking around Al S. said to another resident during Wii Bowling, “I am willing to give out a Wii Bowling tip for $5.00!” Everyone laughed out loud!

Seine River Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Kathleen Michener 236
Silver: Roy Light 169
Bronze: Marjorie Coulter 159

Archery
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Marjorie Coulter 155
Silver: Flo Coss 115
Bronze: Jeannie Kostick 115

At Seine River Retirement Residence we had a few rookies, who have never played, or haven’t played for a long time, and the vets, who have been training for years! To keep things ‘light’, they tried some of their ‘laughter yoga moves’ they learned yesterday, which helped take the edge off. Following Wii Bowling, our archers met in the front lobby, which drew a lot of attention and loud cheers, and only a few things were hit, other than the target. One of the Wii Bowlers, who hasn’t always had the best of games, played the best game of his life this morning! After lunch he said he was going to go back to bed and get up and do exactly what he did that morning, before the playoffs so he can play like that again! Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by Rena Molinari, of the Victoria General Hospital Foundation who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Wii Bowler & Chef de Mission, exclaimed to her competitor, ‘Every time you get a strike, I get one…. So keep ‘em coming!’

Shaftesbury Park Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Dolly Chudnow 172
Silver: Mary Bancroft 168
Bronze: Sybil Rosenberg 160

Archery:
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Doris Bass
Silver: Gordon Snell
Bronze: Gordon McGarva

At Shaftesbury Park Retirement Residence, 14 bowlers battled for medals with a crowd of cheering spectators. The morning got off to an excellent start as the Round Robin produced 6 bowlers with scores over 160! This afternoon 32 archers took to the range in front of a dining room full of excited onlookers! The Duchess of Shaftesbury (our in-house pet therapy dog) was the bell of the Games today as she joined in every activity cheering on our competitors and ensuring everyone had a good laugh as she circled the room socializing with all the spectators! Bowlers and archers were joined at the award ceremony by Laryssa Sawchuk of the Diabetes Association where all were honored with their medals. Mrs. Dewar laughed the day away as she cheered on our Wii Bowling finalists. As our oldest competitor this year she wasn’t giving away any information, including her age. When asked how she made it to such a ripe old age (she’s celebrating 104 this year) she exclaimed, “Who me?! I just turned 80-something!” She certainly gave us our daily dose of laughter!

Cedarcroft Place Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Jeanette Ballentine 200
Silver: John Sauve 165
Bronze: Vera Atkinson 155

Archery
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Vera Atkinson 65
Silver: David Norrie 30
Bronze: John Sauve 10

At Cedarcroft Place, 10 archers “slinged” it out for medals. The morning got off to an excellent start as the Round Robin produced 11 bowlers with scores over 100! In the playoff round for Archery our Gold Medalist hit the bullseye 2 out of 3 shots. Talk about staying calm under pressure! Bowlers and Archers were joined at the award ceremony by Karen Hartman, from One Care, and Roxie (dog – she comes in to visit with residents) who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Gold Medalist Mrs. B exclaimed: “I’m as surprised as you” after her 6th strike in the final round of bowling.

Beacon Heights Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Don Price 209
Silver: Gisèle Van Tassel 175
Bronze: Jean Young 158

Bean Bag Toss – Independent Floor
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Brian Mansfield
Silver: Gordon Butler
Bronze: Gisèle Van Tassel

Bean Bag Toss – Care Floor
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Bert Draper
Silver: Carmen Houldsworth
Bronze: Jean Smith

Oh what a great day we had at Beacon Heights. We had 11 players for the Wii Bowling. We got 3 Turkeys!! I didn’t know what it meant but residents explained that when you had 3 strikes in a row it was called a “Turkey”. Imagine we had 3 in the same game. Mr. Tim Simboli from the Canadian Mental Health Association presented the important work the association does in the community and enjoyed the experience of to give out the medals to the winners of the day. This afternoon we had 30 people playing Bean Bag Toss. We found out during the day’s events that 2 of our residents used to play in the same team 50 years ago!! Tomorrow’s events are Billiards and Bocce – what will the day bring??

Chapel Hill Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Yvette Rousseau 177
Silver: Coral Lombardi 170
Bronze: Frank Thiessen 161

At Chapel Hill, 12 bowlers battled for medals while dozens more cheered them on! 12 bowlers started off the competition with the top 6 scorers moving on to the playoffs this afternoon. Interesting fact was that all three medalists had higher scores during the morning round of elimination than the scores they achieved to earn their medals in the afternoon! We had two new bowlers this time a husband and wife duo who had never played before but wanted to give it a shot. The Mrs. beat her husband and made her way into the playoffs! “Sorry… not Sorry!” Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by Mireille Awad from Classic Care Pharmacy, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. “Well honey you might have beaten me, but hey at least I broke 100!”

The Courtyards on Eagleson Retirement Residence
Horse Races
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Barbara H. 45
Silver: Claire P. 42
Bronze: Thelma F. 40

At The Courtyards on Eagleson 20 athletes competed in the Horse Races with the help of Assistants: Emily St. Pierre, Carole Smith, and Suzanne White. What a start to the games! We had 20 jockeys lined up at the starting line with Thelma F. taking an early lead on her first round with a whopping 12 points. The pack was close right to the end but then Barbara H. pulled into the lead with Claire P. close behind her. Thelma F. and Lucille R. had a tie coming into third but after a friendly hug Thelma claimed the Bronze medal in a roll off. Apparently we are just as good at bowling as we are at horseracing. I can’t tell you how many horses went down today as the dice bounced right into them! Jockeys were joined at the award ceremony by Elanie Aprueldo of the Family Physiotherapy Center of Ottawa, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Elanie stayed and enjoyed a delicious lunch with our Gold Medalist, Barbara H. Joke of the day: “I told Gold Medalist, Barbara H. about the time I put $20 on a horse and it came in at twenty five to one.’, ‘Wow! you must be loaded’, Barbara said… ‘Not really the rest of the field came in at twelve thirty.”
Cite Parkway Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Pierrette Migneault 184
Silver: Ernest “Boots” Boutillier 159
Bronze: Jean-Claude Laliberte 154

Archery
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Andre Chenier 5
Silver: Helene Chatelain 4
Bronze: Pierrette Migneault 3

At Cite Parkway Retirement Residence, 12 archers “slinged” it out for medals. The morning got off to wonderful start as fellow residents showed up in support of our athletes. We began the day with Wii bowling; screams and gasps filled the halls of Cite Parkway as strikes and spares came one after another. We then headed to our fitness center, where the athletes tried their hand at archery; little did we know that one of our residents was an expert marksman and hit bullseye after bullseye, what a sight to behold! It’s never too late to try new things, most of us are 80+ and we learned the art of shooting the bow & arrow! Bowlers and archers were joined at the award ceremony by Remi Dumais, manager of Volunteer Services & Spiritual Services for Montfort Hospital, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Gold Medalist Pierrette exclaimed: “Like I said yesterday, I’d beat the heck out of the men at the Wii Bowling, and guess what, I sure did!”

Residence de la Gappe – Phase 1
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Monsieur Roger Proulx 196
Silver: Monsieur Roger Bédard 148
Bronze: Monsieur Roland Trudel 107

At Résidences de la Gappe phase 1, Men and women where very close. One player said to the other, “just pretend that the kills are Boston hockey player, you will see them fall!” Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by Mrs. Jacquie Chartrand, Au Centre de la Paresse, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Joke of the day: “Why is bowling better than golf? It’s much harder to lose a bowling ball!”
Residence de la Gappe – Phase 2
Bean Bag Toss
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Jacques Charron 1900
Silver: Aline Castonguay 1455
Bronze: Diane Poitras 1450

This morning at the laughter yoga we were 8 and from the start we laughed. The walk this morning on the 2nd and 3rd floor we were 10 in the corridors. Bag of sand they had 28 residents to play. Les residents s’encouragaient très fort. Our Assistant Louise Brunet and our Executive Director Suzie Clavet were present for the medal ceremony the three medal were surprised as it was first time that earned. Mr. Masson did believe the bag of sand would stick in his hand, then residents laughed with him.

Residence de la Gappe – Phase 3 & 4
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold Mr. Jean Claude Jelly 191
Silver Janine Bourgeois 185
Bronze Venetta Dubé 182

At Résidence de la gappe phase 3 and 4 bowlers battled for medals. The morning got off to an excellent start as the Round Robin produced 19 bowlers with scores over190! We were so impressed by their skill and talents that we decided to create a photo booth… with all kinds of disguises. Bowlers were joined at the award ceremony by Helen Lirette, Jacqueline McKnight Annie Levesque and our chef de mission, Madelaine Lambert et Huguette Mongeon who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Mr. Deschamps is so inspired by laughter yoga that he brings it everywhere he goes. He was laughing out loud so hard that it made all of the residents laugh between our break from our qualifications to our finales.

Chateau Symmes Retirement Residence
Wii Bowling
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Ruby Walh 187
Silver: Jacqueline Renaud 177
Bronze: Marie-André Gregory 172

Sandbag Throw
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Frank Quigg 2200
Silver: Myron Zadorozny 1500
Bronze: Jacqueline Renaud 1400

At Château Symmes 21 participants battled for medals. At Château Symmes, 14 bowlers battled for medals. The morning got off to an excellent start, Miss Walh produced 3 strikes in a row with scores over 187! We were very impressed by her skill and talents! (She plays twice a week !!! ) It’s funny how residents that I never see play during the year and when it’s the Seniors Game, they join right in!!! Winners were joined at the award ceremony by Carmel who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances.