Day 4 – Wii Golf & Shuffleboard

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Auburn Heights Retirement Residence
Wii Golf:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Ivan McGillivray -2
Silver: Bob Corrigan -1
Bronze: Moe Hawrysh 0
Shuffleboard
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Frank Wince 90
Silver: Bob Corrigan 60
Bronze: Eric Gratton 30

At Auburn Heights Retirement Residence nine Golfers took to the links while the snow blew outside in Calgary. The Wii Golf competition was fierce today as morning games ended with a tie for 3rd place, which resulted in an extra game for two athletes prior to the playoff round! Five golfers scored par or under! ALL athletes who made it to the playoffs rounds today were MEN! This is a first for us at Auburn Heights and we congratulate all of our men – and hope tomorrow will be ladies day! Calgary and much of Alberta has been under a Winter Storm Warning today, and we received almost 20cm of snow since last night! Many residents commented how wonderful it was to be able to play these games in the warmth and comfort of their home, while watching the snow fall beautifully outside. Due to the weather and road conditions in Calgary, the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) were unable to attend our Medal Ceremony today, but the residents found the pamphlets and information table very informative. Executive Director Dorothy Britten stepped in to congratulate the winning athletes on their performances and award the medals. Wii Golf athlete Frank O’Brien reminded us all how nice it was that “we could play golf inside while there’s a winter storm happening outside!”
JOKE OF THE DAY: One day, a Pastor decides to skip church and go play golf. God and Jesus are sitting up in Heaven watching this happen. God turns to Jesus and says “Watch this!”. He twirls his finger, and the Pastor hits a very difficult hole-in-one. Jesus is upset and asks God, “why did you do that?” God grins and says “who’s he gonna tell?”

Sage Hill Retirement Residence
Wii Golf: Independent
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Dr Donald Potts +6
Silver: Laurie Franklin +7
Bronze: Hong Sun Lee +8
Wii Golf: Supportive
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Noreen E. +12
Silver: Ronnie D. +13
Bronze: Peter M. +14
Shuffleboard: Independent
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Stephanie Bagan 90
Silver: Carolynn Hopkins 70
Bronze: Katherine McQuarrie 40
Shuffleboard: Supportive:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Wayne Mc. 110
Silver: Roy Mc. 80
Bronze: Ruth C. 50
Floor Bowling:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Janet Hughes 22
Silver: Phyllis Dawson 20
Bronze: Ronnie Dachuk 19

At Sage Hill Residence, 10 Golfers took to the links, while 12 athletes competed in Shuffleboard followed by bowling with 13 bowlers. The morning got off to an excellent start as shots were made, other missed, some sliced other hooked but in the end the Round Robin produced 8 golfers with scores under par! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Karen Ramchuk who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. PUN OF THE DAY: Despite the weather we are having we have made it this PAR!

St. Albert Retirement Residence
Wii Golf:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Evelyn 0
Silver: Chuck +4
Bronze: Maxine +6
Shuffleboard:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Gabe 90
Silver: Maxine 70
Bronze: Earl 40
SUPPORTIVE BOCCE:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Eugene 107”
Silver: Donna 247”
Bronze: Arthur 259”

At St. Albert Retirement Residence 14 Golfers took to the greens, 6 other athletes competed in Shuffleboard then we had 25 residents participate in Bocce. Our residents spent the day participating in two Bocce games, then the finals. 7 residents made it to the finals with close scores for everyone. In the end the champion came out with only 107” total! Our Chef de Mission is hauling in the wins with 4 medals under her belt so far! Medal ceremony included two information booths, one being on cognitive therapy for seniors! Following her last Bocce throw our silver medalist exclaimed she was out of the running. Unbeknownst to her she had made the finals, she was so excited!

Rutherford Heights Retirement Residence
Wii Golf:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Larry Massay +1
Silver: Irene Carey +4
Bronze: Marnie Shopa +13
Shuffleboard:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Bob Seal 210
Silver: Jeanne Ericksen 170
Bronze: Louis Ensing 120

At Rutherford Heights 12 Golfers took to the links and 14 athletes competed in Shuffleboard. The morning got off to an excellent start as Mr Bob S. knocked out all shuffle boarders with great throws and hits… Our first 4 golfers of the day teed off and got us off to a great start, with 2 of them getting birdies in the first round and one an eagle. The competition was fierce going into the medal round. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Vanessa from the Edmonton Public Library and Karen from The Alzheimer’s Society who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. After pulling out a silver medal in Wii golf, Marnie S exclaimed: “Geez, after a game like that I feel like going home and dusting off the real clubs for a round!” JOKE OF THE DAY: “What is faster hot or cold? Hot, because you can catch a cold.”

Laurel Heights Retirement Residence
Wii Golf:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Albert 0
Silver: Marj F. 0
Bronze: Harvey 1
Shuffleboard:
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Arnold
Silver: Helen B.
Bronze: Albert S.

At Laurel Heights, with 5 Golfers and 12 Shuffleboard athletes the morning was off to knocking start with shuffle board tournament first. Needless to say, it was a smashingly good time. Shortly after we had a mid-morning tee off. The golfers battled it out through the sand trap and the flora with one golfer stating “Can someone just cut that three down”… Our Gold Medal Winner then quipped: “I’m glad all those years of playing hooky with work to golf finally paid off.” Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Jessie from Procare Denture who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. JOKE OF THE DAY: Why did the Golfer wear two pairs of pants? In Case he got a “Hole in one”

Lewis Estates Retirement Residence
Wii Golf:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Ken Jolin +1
Silver: Jim A. +3
Bronze: Olive J. +3
Shuffleboard:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Jim A. 220
Silver: Grace L. 210
Bronze: Olive J. 200

At Lewis Estates Residence, our Golfers took to the links. We had a tie for second place after the first game so we had a playoffs between Olive and Jim to decide who takes Silver and Bronze. The residents cheered on each other and one of the residents even got a spare and then went on to win the gold medal. Again, we had residents participate in bowling that don’t always participate in physical games. 10 athletes competed in Shuffleboard which was very competitive and intense but most importantly, the residents had a lot of fun.

Summerwood Village Retirement Residence
Wii Golf:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Koreen Golka +1
Silver: Jon Lothian +5
Bronze: Inger Johnson +8
Shuffleboard:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Koreen Golka 100
Silver: Eileen Stannard 50
Bronze: Mervyn Hicks 30

At Summerwood Village, Golfers took to the links while other competed in Shuffleboard. The room was filled with excited spectators cheering the athletes on. Lots of laughs and smiles throughout the day. The morning got off to an excellent start as shots were made, other missed, some sliced and othesr hooked. We were very impressed by their skill and talents! The sportsmanship was great and people were happy to be competing. Koreen took home 2 gold medals today. All the while cheering on all of her fellow athletes.

Preston Park I Retirement residence
Wii Golf:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Joan Braidek +/-0
Silver: Clint Dalshaug +1
Bronze: Edie Randall +2
Shuffleboard:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Sylvia Dunn 90
Silver: Anita Swan 60
Bronze: Vivian Willick 50

At Preston Park I, 7 Golfers took to the links. While 10 athletes competed in Shuffleboard. The morning got off to a roaring start! We had 3 golfers who tied and had to play off, before they had another tie where they played off for silver and bronze. Sylvia nonchalantly knocked out her opponents while going for the gold…and winning the gold! The crowd was hooting and hollering while throwing their pompoms in the air, when Carly Melnyk, representing MP Kevin Waugh walked in and joined on cheering our Shuffleboard players! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Ashley with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances.

Preston Park II Retirement Residence
Wii Golf:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Len Hart -2
Silver: Mary Hart 0
Bronze: Ruth Bristow +2
Shuffleboard:
Medal: Athlete’s Name:
Gold: Jim Davidson
Silver: Alex Resch
Bronze: Patricia Sheridan

At Preston Park II, 8 Golfers took to the links. While 24 athletes competed in Shuffleboard.
The morning got off to an excellent start as shots were made, other missed, some sliced other hooked but in the end the Round Robin produced 2 golfers with scores of par or better! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! Mr. Davidson knocked out all shuffle boarders with great throws and hits… “Who said Golf was a good walk spoiled has never participated on the ASC Seniors Games! Today at Preston Park II our foursome teed off amid perfect weather conditions and went low with many rounds of par or better!” Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Kalina from the Canadian Cancer Society who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Mary and Len Hart love playing Wii Golf together, but today was serious. Mary and Len were neck and neck for the gold medal and Mary lipped out her putt on the last hole to make Len the winner. JOKE OF THE DAY: What kind of shoes can you make from banana peels? …slippers.

College Park I Retirement residence
Wii Golf:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Bernice Moon -2
Silver: Chris Oehler 0
Bronze: Gladys Wunderlich +5
Shuffleboard:
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Chris Oehler
Silver: Doreen Hanna
Bronze: Jake Fichter

At College Park Retirement Residence 4 Golfers took to the links. While 20 athletes competed in Shuffleboard. The morning got off to a “swinging” start as shots were made, other missed, some sliced other hooked but in the end the Round Robin produced 1 golfer with a score under par, 1 at par, 2 over par and lots of smart comments! We were very impressed by their skill and talents especially since 2 ladies are new at this game! Our shuffleboard competition was “rocking” this morning with completion of the round robin play. It was the guys against the girls in the final match with the guys edging out. Chris O. finished either second or first in every event he entered. Silver in Wii Bowling, Gold in Bocce Ball, Gold in Billiards, Silver in Wii Golf, Gold in Shuffleboard. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Teagan Zuchkan of Pharmacy West who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances.
“Gladys W. found every water hole on the course. Bernice M. who is College Park’s best Wii Golfer, of course, rubbed it in and created a lot of laughter from the cheering section when she said, “she didn’t know there were any water traps on the course. Gladys said she found them for her.”

College Park II Retirement residence
Wii Golf:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Kay D. 0
Silver: Gloria S. + 2
Silver: Conrad B. + 2
Shuffleboard:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Ivor B 220
Silver: Doris H 120
Bronze: Martha M 110

At College Park II, 8 Golfers took to the links. While 16 athletes competed in Shuffleboard. The morning got off to an excellent start as shots were made, other missed, some sliced other hooked but in the end the Round Robin produced 8 golfers with scores under par! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! Ivor B. knocked out all shuffle boarders with great throws and hits… Today at College Park II Retirement Residence our competitors teed off amid perfect weather conditions and went low with rounds around par. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Christine from the Alzheimer’s Society, who participated in congratulating the athletes on their performances. Kay exclaimed “it was a wonderful day for golf”! JOKE OF THE DAY: Why does the golfer carry a spare pair of trousers? In case he gets a hole in one.

Victoria Landing Retirement residence
Wii Golf:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Alice Wesley -4 Silver: Charlie Simpson -3
Silver: Eileen Bronze -3
Bronze: Jean Papegnies -1
Shuffleboard:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Alice Wesley 170
Silver: Ruth Vasconcelos 110
Bronze: Peter Kripky 100

At Victoria Landing Retirement Residence 5 Golfers took to the links. While 17 athletes competed in Shuffleboard. The morning got off to an excellent start as shots were made, other missed, some sliced other hooked but in the end the Round Robin produced 4 golfers with scores under par! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! Mrs. Alice W. knocked out all shuffle boarders with great throws and hits… “Who said Golf was a good walk spoiled has never participated on the ASC Seniors Games! Today at Victoria Landing Retirement Residence our foursomes teed off amid perfect weather conditions and went low with many rounds under par… ” Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Natalie Beaudet from the Canadian Cancer Society, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances.
Gold Medalist Mrs. Alice W. exclaimed: “Wow 2 medals in one day …. That was hard work but so much fun playing with friends!” JOKE OF THE DAY: Golf balls are like eggs….They’re white, sold by the dozen and a week later you have to buy more…..

Sturgeon Creek II Retirement residence
Wii Golf:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Joan Wilson -2
Silver: Vi Miller -1
Bronze: George Woods Par
Shuffleboard:
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Vi Miller
Silver: Joan Wilson
Bronze: Jean Gugin

At SC II, 5 golfers took to the links after our 6th competitor called in sick, while 28 athletes competed in Shuffleboard. Our 5 golfers were graced with sunny warm weather as they made their way around the course. Games were close and our best score was a birdie, which in fact, was achieved several times throughout the competition. The shuffleboard tournament, which took place over the last few weeks, produced amazing numbers of players (28) and spectators each and every meeting. Our games room and bistro area were full to overflowing and we were spilling out into the hallway. Several times over the course of the shuffleboard tournament, “You’ve been watching how I did that!!” could be heard when one spectacular shot followed another. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Ella Hay from Diabetes Canada, who participated in congratulating the athletes on their performances after her presentation. Shuffleboard silver/bronze medal game—Jean G.—“Maybe I should just blow on the rock!!”

Seine River Retirement Residence
Wii Golf:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Jeannie Kostick -1
Silver: Marj Connor +3
Bronze: Cathy VanLoon +4
Lloyd Janke +4 Shuffleboard:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Joan Evans
Silver: Keith McKone
Bronze: Marilyn Stanley

At Seine River Retirement Residence, 6 Golfers took to the links. While 36 athletes competed in Shuffleboard. The morning got off to an excellent start as Mrs. E. was a force to be reckoned with! Every round she played, she won and she was so proud (especially because she wasn’t sure if she was even going to sign up for any events!). Mr J., who ended up winning bronze in Wii golf, has never played the game! He decided why not, and after talking him through the first shot, he impressed us with his amazing talent! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Sherelle Kwan, of Cancer Care MB, who did an informative presentation and participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Bridge Assistant Jeannie K. exclaimed her excitement about the winners of Bocce yesterday, “We couldn’t have picked the winners better if we tried, gold was an active 97-year-old, silver, a woman who never played sports a day in her life until moving to Seine River and bronze, a lovely lady who is just recovering from a stroke and wasn’t sure if she should compete this year’. We are so proud!! JOKE OF THE DAY: Why do golfers always carry a spare pair of trousers with them? In case they get a hole in one.

River Ridge I Retirement residence
Wii Golf:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Eva Clark -2
Silver: Ed Hologroski -1
Bronze: Chuck Reynolds 0
Shuffleboard:
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Frank Sawatzky
Silver: Deanna Fiks
Bronze: Joyce Anderson

At River Ridge I, 10 duffers hit the links listening for the tweets and calls of Eagles and Birdies, while 23 players hit the shuffleboard deck in hopes of Gold! A crisp morning and a 2k cross-breeze greeted the golfers as they took to the greens. Wii Golf Assistant Chuck R. came into the first round hoping to relive his witnessed Hole-in-one from training a week ago, but it wasn’t in the cards. The ladies in the first round heard the sweet song of double Birdies, with Eva C. riding high to victory! Discs were flying as competition heated up on the shuffleboard deck, with take outs and strategy being discussed on the sidelines! Newcomer Deanna F. surprised all onlookers with some solid play landing her the Silver! Today at River Ridge, the course was greeted by more female golfers than males! LPGA here we come! In a sudden death overtime for medal contention, Joyce A. pulled a shot to the button for 50 points and then did a repeat in the second round earning her the Bronze. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Donna Greening from Parkinson Canada who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. “I can’t believe I won! Don’t get me wrong…….I’m happy about it; I just can’t believe it!” Tenant Frank S. after winning the Gold in Floor Shuffleboard. JOKE OF THE DAY: What’s the difference between a golfer and a fisherman? When a golfer lies he doesn’t have to bring anything home to prove it!!!

River Ridge II Retirement residence
Wii Golf:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Georgina Pinette +9
Silver: Eleanor White +10
Bronze: Diana Thomsen +11
Floor Shuffleboard:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Alma Janik 140
Silver: Charles McMechan 90
Bronze: Grace Shelton 70

The Boulevard North Noodle Golf:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Shelia M. 42
Silver: Helen H. 34
Bronze: Betty B. 33

At River Ridge II, 10 Golfers took to the links, while 12 athletes competed in Floor Shuffleboard and 7 players in The Boulevard North tried their luck at Noodle Golf. The morning got off to an excellent start as shots were made, other missed, some sliced other hooked but in the end the Round Robin produced 10 golfers with scores hoovering around par! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! Mrs. J. knocked out all shuffle boarders with great throws and hits as she won gold in the playoffs this afternoon! Fierce competition during our afternoon Floor Shuffleboard, which lead into playoffs! Who knew how supportive and competitive our All Seniors Care Seniors Games Athletes can be!! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Jennifer May Licardo Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. One of our Wii Bowlers kept putting the ball back and forth, back and forth, and stated, “Wii Golf, Wii (We) Try!” Everyone laughed out loud and she got the ball in on her next round. JOKE OF THE DAY: Did you know a pampered cow produces spoiled milk!

Shaftesbury Park Retirement Residence
Wii Golf:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Mavis Rabkin -1
Silver: Mary Bancroft 0
Bronze: Marion Maxwell +5
Shuffleboard:
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Mrs. Runions
Silver: Mrs. Penner
Bronze: Mr. Miller
Boulevard Memory Match:
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Mrs. R.
Silver: Mrs. W.
Bronze: Mr. S.

At Shaftesbury Park Retirement Residence, 12 Golfers took to the links. While 24 athletes competed in Shuffleboard. We also had a heated game of Memory Match happening in the Boulevard. The morning got off to an excellent start as shots were made, other missed, some sliced other hooked but in the end the Round Robin produced 4 golfers neck and neck heading for the medals! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! Mrs. R., our Chef de Mission knocked out all shuffle boarders with great throws and hits… Tensions rose at Shaftesbury Park as Mr. M. bumped his wife out of the quarter-finals of shuffleboard with a swift throw. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Jim Evanchuk, Executive Director of ALCOA who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. During the round robin of Wii Golf Mrs. McM. joked, “Once that scores gets as high as my age, I’m retired!” JOKE OF THE DAY: If it goes to the right it’s a slice, if it goes to the left it’s a hook, and if it goes straight it’s a miracle.

Cedarcroft Place Retirement Residence
Wii Golf:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Jane M – 1
Silver: John S 0
Bronze: Vera A +1
Shuffleboard:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: David N 70
Silver: John S 30
Bronze: Jane M 30

At Cedarcroft Place 12 Golfers took to the links. While 14 athletes competed in Shuffleboard. The morning got off to an excellent start as shots were made, other missed, some sliced other hooked but in the end the Round Robin produced 8 golfers with a score of par or better on at least one hole! We were very impressed by their talent! Mr. N. knocked out all shuffle boarders with great throws and hits. There was no mercy for anyone he was playing against! Residents cheered each other on throughout the Shuffleboard competition. Some residents decided they wanted to be on the beach and found their way into the bunkers but some great shots were made to get out of the bunkers and onto the fairways & greens. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Chris, Stratford Perth Humane Society, who participated in congratulating the athletes on their performances. Gold Medalist Ms. M. exclaimed: “I’ll have to tell my family that I’m going to go out golfing with them in the spring.” JOKE OF THE DAY: What happens to a frog’s car when it breaks down? It gets toad away.

Beacon Heights Retirement Residence
Wii Golf:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Flo Synnett -1
Silver: Don Price -2
Bronze: Karina Larocque +1
Shuffleboard:
Medal: Athlete’s Name:
Gold Nikki Thomas
Silver Bill Upton
Bronze Josée Lavallée

Thursday morning Ottawa temperature is -21 Celsius…. Aren’t we glad we are playing Wii Golf and not real golf…brrrr! Players were serious and enjoyed the game … Fans were quiet, but encouraging when a good shot was played. Which were many! A Chip In for example… One player ended up in a sand trap a few times and someone from the crowd yelled: “It’s too cold to go to the beach” and Karina replied: “But I like to play in sandbox”… This afternoon we could imagine that we were on a cruise somewhere playing shuffleboard…the atmosphere was hot…scores were very close…we had lots of laughs…and lots of fun…Pop-corn and drinks were appreciated as well. We had a session of mindfulness meditation with Margaret Dupee…right after the shuffleboard game. It really help to relax after all the excitment… Tomorrow it’s the end…what will be the theme for next year’s games?

Courtyards on Eagleson Retirement Residence
Tennis Ball Toss
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Betty Brown 22
Silver: Eugene Brach 18 Bronze: Lucille Roach 17

At The Courtyards on Eagleson, 24 Athletes took to courts for our Tennis Ball Toss Competition. All our Athletes joined up around the Tennis Ball Board ready to compete in our third competition of the games. After the rules were explained and our first competitor took to the floor, once again, Oreo the cat came over to join the fun. This time Oreo had fun taking the tennis balls out of the holes and playing with them. Thank goodness we had extra balls on hand. Everyone did so well today, not a single athlete went without points on the scoreboard! Way to go Courtyards. Betty B., the eldest of our competitors at the ripe old age of 100 took a strong lead with 22 Points! Always the athlete growing up and she’s still got it!! Eugene B. brought home the Silver Medal with a remarkable score of 18 points! Way to go Eugene. Lucille R. broke the third place tie with a strong 17 points. One competitor was getting frustrated when her balls would bounce right out of the hole. “Why do they have to be so bouncy?” she exclaimed. Her neighbour replied “So Oreo the cat can jump after them”. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Bonnie Lacroix who participated in congratulating the athletes on their performances. JOKE OF THE DAY: Q: What did one tennis ball say to the other tennis ball? A: “See you round..”

Chapel Hill Retirement Residence
Wii Golf:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Hélène Bray +2
Silver: Kenneth Wright +6
Bronze: Patricia Garland +11
Shuffleboard:
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Barbara Bauckam
Silver: Norman MacPherson
Bronze: Hermès Larocque

At Chapel Hill Retirement Residence 4 Golfers took to the links. While 8 athletes competed in Shuffleboard. The morning got off to an early start as our Golfers were also competing in the Shuffleboard Tournament. We had many spectators present to cheer on their friends! Beginners luck seems to be the theme of the day with our Gold Medalist in Golf having only played twice before and our Gold Medalist in Shuffleboard had never even picked up a puck before! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Stephanie Millar of the Ottawa Humane Society with her brilliant dog Charlie who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Goldie Locks is on FIRE!!! JOKE OF THE DAY: Goldie Locks won the Gold and Silver locks won Silver so it looks like our Bronze Medalist will be displaying a new look for spring to match his fellow winners!

Cité Parkway Retirement Residence
Wii Golf:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Claude Laliberte +1
Silver: Francoise Paris +3
Bronze: Constance Robillard +4
Shuffleboard:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Roland Sincennes 130
Silver: Claude Laliberte 70
Bronze: Constance Robillard 140

At Cite Parkway Retirement Residence, 7 Golfers took to the links, while 13 athletes competed in Shuffleboard. The morning got off to an excellent start as shots were made, other missed, some sliced and others hooked, but in the end the Round Robin produced 4 golfers with scores averaging close to par! We were very impressed by their enthusiasm, confidence and determination! Then came the shuffleboard, which the residents were excited about all week, with many spectators turning up for the event! The players battled and the halls rang with clacks as the discs hit their mark one after the other! After numerous bouts between residents, it all came to a head when the semi-finals arrived and cheers filled the building. What an exciting day! “Whoever said to me that golf would be easy needs to realize that while it may look easy on the television, that couldn’t be farther from the truth.” Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Joey Bookhout & Vincent McDermott, who participated in congratulating the athletes on their performances. Gold Medalist Roland exclaimed: “my first time playing Shuffleboard, and I got the gold! Beginners luck or is this my game!
JOKE OF THE DAY: What’s big, red, and eats rocks? A big, red, rock eater!

Residence de la Gappe – Phase 1
Wii Golf:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Mrs. Yvonne Boucher-Trépanier +2
Silver: Mr. Gérard Trépanier +3
Bronze: Mr. Rolland Trudel +6

Mrs Yvonne B. won gold, she played against her brother Mr. Gérard T. for the 9th year, She is 99 years old will be 100 in October this year. Big Wow congratulations!

Residence de la Gappe – Phase 2
Bolas Game
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Pierre Masson 70
Silver: Raymond Groulx 65
Bronze: Cécile Fournier 60

At Résidence de la Gappe Phase 2, 30 players, Residents had great spirit so that the Recreation Director received a golf ball on the head. All the residents were very tight points. A new resident of the 7th floor was very enthusiastic to participate in the Seniors Games for the first time. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Directrice des soins Julie Farmer, residents, employees and families in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Residents took funny photos during the activity. It is good fun JOKE OF THE DAY: Savez-vous pourquoi le père NoËl rit tout le temps? Parce que ce n’est pas lui qui paye les cadeaux!

Residence de la Gappe – Phase 3 & 4
Wii Golf:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Mr. Jean Claude Gelly -2
Silver: M. Hermyl Clavet 0
Bronze: Mme Jeanette Bourgeois +2
Mme. Germaine Mireault +2

At Residence de la gappe phase III and IV, golfers took to the links. The morning got off to an excellent start as shots were made, other missed, some sliced, and others hooked but in the end the Round Robin produced 7 golfers with great scores! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! One of our contestants didn’t realize until after his third turn that his Wii character was a woman, he wasn’t fazed at all… he just laughed about it and kept thinking his hair was messy. During our Wii golf game one of the contestants starting talking to his ball like it was its pet, it was far too funny not to laugh. As the other participants started to do the same thing, we feel like it was a way to burn off the stress if you know what I mean. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Paul Larabie (jardins des souvenirs) who participated in congratulating the athletes on their performances.

Château Symmes Retirement Residence
Wii Golf:
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Roger Goulet 0
Silver: Berthe Rompré +2
Bronze: Lauretta Goulet +4
Shuffleboard:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Myron Zadorozny 260
Silver: Ron Malis 240
Bronze: Georgette Taylor 230

At Château Symmes, 10 Golfers took to the links. While 14 athletes competed in Shuffleboard. The morning got off to an excellent start as shots were made, other missed, some sliced and others hooked but in the end the Round Roger produced 2 golfers with scores under par! We were very impressed by their skill and talents! Mrs. M. knocked out all shuffle boarders with great throws and hits… Playing Wii golf we did enjoyed watching player going over and over either in the bunker or in the water, we were in tears. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Sandra who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Silver Medalist Ron M. was so happy that he wanted pics with everybody, chasing the camera men around. JOKE OF THE DAY: Q: What do you call a pig that does karate? A: Pork chop