Day 5 – Board Games & Closing Ceremony

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Auburn Heights Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: Bridge
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Dorothy Welsh 2100
Silver: Alice Gould 1590
Bronze: Glen Johnson 920
Card Game # 2: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Eric Gratton 121
Silver: Andy Haugen 121
Bronze: Gerry Manly 121
Board Game # 1: Sequence
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Shirley Robertson
Silver: Grace Dickson
Bronze: Shirley Szekeres

Today featured four great events at Auburn Heights Retirement Residence. In the morning, we had ten residents competing for medals in Cribbage. There was a few ties, and many other close games. All participants had a great time! We also had six residents compete in Sequence, and another ten athletes vying for a gold medal in bridge! Meanwhile, residents on the Memory Care floor participated in neurobics challenges throughout the day and shared their favorite jokes. TWO of our residents won NATIONAL MEDALS, They were so surprised and excited to win. Aileen Co. received a bronze National Medal in Bocce Ball, and it was her first time ever playing Bocce indoors! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Dorothy Britten and Ruth Loughlin, who presented beautiful bouquets and corsages for all of our Games Chefs de Mission and Assistants. The Closing Ceremony was very well attended with a full dining room of residents congratulating each other. Spirits were high as the ceremonies came to a close, and everyone headed down to the East Dining Room for live entertainment provided by the Lethbridge based duo “The Good Timers”. With the Games officially closed everyone at Auburn Heights is looking forward to training for the 10th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air and residents are ready to start practicing already! Silver Medallist in Sequence, Grace Dickson, was nearly in tears receiving her medal and she told us later “I almost lost it up there because I’ve NEVER won a medal in my entire life until now!” JOKE OF THE DAY: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson were going camping. They pitched their tent under the stars and went to sleep. Sometime in the middle of the night Holmes woke Watson up and said: “Watson, look up at the stars, and tell me what you see.” Watson replied: “I see millions and millions of stars.” Holmes said: “and what do you deduce from that?” Watson: “Well, if there are millions of stars, and if even a few of those have planets, it’s quite likely there are some planets like Earth out there. And if there are a few planets like Earth out there, there might also be life.” Holmes waited for Watson to finish, and then said: “Watson, you idiot, it means somebody stole our tent!”

Sage Hill Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: Whist
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Stephanie Bagan 18
Silver: Hong Sun Lee 16
Bronze: Kristine Savioe 13
Card Game # 1: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Roy McConnell 120
Joyce Bell
Silver: Ruth Cardiff 111
Peter Mitchell
Card Game # 1: Bridge
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Laurie Franklin 720
Roger Hopkins
Silver: Edwina Ostick 520
Kristin Savioe
Bronze Stephanie Bagan

Today featured great events at Sage Hill Retirement Residence. In the morning, it was the team vs team battling it out for the medals in “friendly” games of Whist, Cribbage and Bridge. There were a few bluff, psyches and great calls. All participants had a good time! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by City Councillor Joe Magliocca and MLA Prasad Panda who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at Sage Hill Retirement Residence is looking forward to preparing for the 10th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! Roger Hopkins: “Friends, romans and countrymen… l end me your bridge.” I enjoyed the game immensely.

St. Albert Retirement Residence
Card Game # 2: Bridge
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Phyllis 1330
Silver: Andrea 1110
Bronze: Earl 960
Card Game # 1: Cribbage (SUPPORTIVE)
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Eugene R
Silver: Eli P
Bronze: Harry D
Card Game # 2: Trivia (SUPPORTIVE)
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Patricia S 1200
Silver: Harry 1000
Bronze: Eleanor 1000 (Lost Tie Breaker)

Today featured 3 great events at St. Albert Retirement Residence. In the morning, competitors battled it out for the medals in a “friendly” game of trivia. There was laughs, and a great deal of fun had. All participants had a good time! Meanwhile, participants took to the tables competing in Cribbage, and Bridge. Our supportive residents loved the formal trivia set up compared to our usual leisurely play and we will be doing it more often! We have a National Medal winner! The first of its kind for our building!! Athletes and Volunteers were joined at the Closing ceremony by MLA Michael Cooper who participated in congratulating the participants on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at St. Albert Retirement Residence is looking forward to preparing for the 10th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! A resident stated “Where’s my medal? I can’t wait to participate next year!” Another resident exclaimed “With all of this hardware I can barely stand up!”

Rutherford Heights Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Bob Seal
Silver: Lloyd Nelson
Bronze: Margaret Millar
Card Game # 2: Kings in the Corner
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Lydia Ziegler
Silver: Mary Lucy Ursulak
Bronze: Tillie Gustafson
Board Game # 1: Trivia
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Elfie Ford
Silver: Fred Miller
Bronze: Marnie Shopa
Board Game # 2: Supportive Living Trivia
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Don Comrie
Silver: Bunny Sarkissian
Bronze: Francis Serson

Today featured 4 great events at Rutherford Heights. In the morning, it was a room full of one on one battles for the medals with a “friendly” game of Cribbage. There were a few bluff, psyches and great calls. All participants had a good time! Meanwhile, participants took to the tables for Kings in the Corners, while the room was full with spectators with another 15 athletes competing in knowledge testing trivia. Sid P. – our Cribbage assistant brought his own giant crib board for good luck and it seemed to help as he battled it out against 4 great competitors and ended up in the bronze medal game. Competing in his first ever ASC Senior Games event resident Lloyd N. came out for a few rounds of Cribbage and ended up taking home the silver medal. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Pharmacare Pharmacist Terry and Southwest MLA Thomas Dang who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at Rutherford Heights is looking forward to preparing for the 10th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! Elfie F. our Chef de Mission exclaimed: “That’s was an amazing, fun and busy week, I know I’ll sleep like a log tonight! Phew!” JOKE OF THE DAY: “What does a nosey pepper do? Get jalapeño business” – shared by crib, trivia and kings in the corner spectator Marylin W.

Laurel Heights Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: Bridge:
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Nora and Mary D
Silver: Inez and Walter
Bronze: John and Helen B
Card Game # 2: Cribbage:
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Norman
Silver: Arnold
Trivia Game # 1:
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Penny
Silver: Charlotte
Bronze: Brooke
Trivia Game # 2:
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Albert
Silver: John
Bronze: Nora

Today featured 3 great events at Laurel Heights. In the morning, it was a “friendly” game of Bridge. All participants had a good time! Meanwhile, the men battled it out in a game of cribbage participants took to the tables. Ten other participants put their neurons to the test with a general trivia. We would like to thank all of our participants and spectators throughout the week. Athletes and Volunteers were joined at the Closing ceremony by Moe Banga – City Councillor and Denise Woollard MLA who participated in congratulating the participants on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at Laurel Heights is looking forward to preparing for the 10th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! “Maybe if we start telling people the brain is an app they will start using it.”

Lewis Estates Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: Bridge
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Dorothy M/Jean M. 1240
Silver: Shirley L. 260
Bronze: Dorothy K. 230
Card Game # 2: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Ken Jolin (6, 0, 0=6)
Silver: Doug M. (0, 8, 0=8)
Bronze: Fern K. (11, 0, 8= 19)
Card Game # 3Whist:
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Lois H.
Silver: Anita M.
Bronze: Margo B.

Today featured two great card events since we had Bridge yesterday to accommodate players who wanted to participate in both Cribbage and Bridge at Lewis Estates Residence. In the morning, about 12 competitors suited up for a chance to be crown Cribbage and Whist champions. The games were very intense and the room so quiet that you could even hear a pin drop! All participants had a good time and were cheered on and appreciated by their peers!
Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by MLA Jon Carson and Executive Director Tanya Degrace, who participated in congratulating the athletes on their performances. Athletes and Volunteers were joined at the Closing ceremony by MLA Jon Carson, Health & Wellness Director, Daniel Damile, Business Manager, Runa Joseph and all the Assistants for the 9th ASCSG. With the Games officially closed everyone at Lewis Estates Retirement Residence is looking forward to preparing for the 10th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air!

Summerwood Village Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: Bridge
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Louise
Silver: Jean H
Bronze: Art D
Card Game # 2: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Koreen
Silver: Louis
Bronze: Alison
Card Game # 3: Whist
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Jean H
Silver: Louis
Bronze: Patricia
NO REPORT OR PHOTOS – Only Medal Winners Submitted

Preston Park I Retirement residence
Card Game # 1: Kaiser
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Jean Reader/ Anita Swan 119
Silver: Pauline Kushner/ Gertie Gramlich 113
Bronze: Dennis/ Velma Mikituk 104
Card Game # 2: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Joy Rauckman 599
Silver: Doris Hans 598
Bronze: Van Coates 572
Card Game # 3: Bridge
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: George Brown/ Allan McHarg 2,170
Silver: Margaret McElhinney/ Marie Slinkard 2,150
Bronze: Betty Yeaman/ Yvette McPherson 1,520

Today featured 3 great events at Preston Park I. In the morning, it was Kaiser followed by Cribbage there were a few bluffs, psyches and great calls. All participants had a grand time! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Minister Don Morgan, Mayor Charlie Clark and City Councillor Bev Dubois, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at Preston Park I is looking forward to preparing for the 10th Annual ASC Seniors Games- Dance, Dance, Dance! You can feel the anticipation in the air!

Preston Park II Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: Rummy
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Marg Butler
Silver: Bev Einarson
Bronze: Bjorg Birt
Card Game # 2: Bridge
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Rita Koenderink
Silver: Edna Cooper
Bronze: Bjorg Birt
Card Game # 3: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Keith/ Gladys Campbell
Silver: Marj Matheson/ Zelma Hurd
Bronze: Andy Tumach/ Rita Kelly

Today featured 3 great events at Preston Park 2. In the morning, it was Marg B. vs Bev E. battling it out for the medals in a “friendly” game of Rummy. There were a few bluff, psyches and great calls. All participants had a good time! Meanwhile, 20 participants took to the tables for Bridge with another 24 athletes competing in Cribbage. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Minister of Justice Don Morgan, City Councillor Bev Dubois and Mayor Charlie Clarke, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at Preston Park 2 is looking forward to preparing for the 10th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! JOKE OF THE DAY: “What did the ocean say to the beach? Nothing…. It just waved”

College Park I Retirement residence
Card Game # 1: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Eileen Francis 376
Silver: Chris Oehler 367
Bronze: Irene Luterbach 365
Card Game # 2: Whist
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Pat Hutchison 88
Silver: Marg Hoffart 76
Bronze: Eileen Francis 75
Board Game # 1: Bridge
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Pat Hutchison/ Amber MacLeod
Silver: Shirley Huculak/ Adeline MacNaughton
Bronze: Irene Luterbach/ Irene Smyth

A bunch of ‘cards’ here at College Park ‘clubbed’ it out for supremacy in Bridge, Cribbage and Whist until the winners were revealed. Our newest resident, Hank R. took home one medal in Billiards and Gladys W. Bronze in Wii Golf even though she has never played this game before. Interim Leader of the Opposition, Nicole Sarauer participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at College Park Retirement Residence is looking forward to preparing for the 10th Annual ASC Seniors Games. Everyone is looking forward to 2019 and “Dance, Dance, Dance” and to head straight for the Bistro to begin the party at our ASCSG Happy Hour with Matt Heisler providing the music. National Bronze Medalist in Wii Golf, Bernice M., was so surprised once again. She has won a national medal every year for the past several years. There were some broken ‘hearts’ today in cards, but like they say in Riderville…maybe next year!

College Park II Retirement residence
Card Game # 1: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Yvonne & Ivor B
Silver: Doris H & Ken W
Bronze: Dick F & Vern B
Card Game # 2: Bridge
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Bill G & Dick F
Silver: Dorothy B & Joan B
Bronze: Robert & Loreen C
Card Game # 3: Trivia
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Maxine D
Silver: Edna S
Bronze: Phyllis G

Today featured 3 great events at College Park II Retirement Residence. In the morning, it was a “friendly” game of Bridge. All participants had a good time! Meanwhile, 15 participants took to the tables to compete for the Cribbage Medals! The bridge game was so close, with only a few points separating the men from the women for the Silver & Gold! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by MLA Nicole Sauer, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at College Park II Retirement Residence is looking forward to preparing for the 10th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! Chef de Mission Bea joked, “When I was asked to take on this role, I was a little worried that it had something to do with cooking!” JOKE OF THE DAY: Why didn’t the elephant like to play cards in the jungle? Because there were too many “cheetahs”!

Victoria Landing Retirement residence
Card Game # 1: Quiddler
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Charlie Simpson 295
Silver: Marjorie McPhail 263
Bronze: Catherine McDiarmid 254
Card Game # 2: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Catherine McDiarmid 380
Silver: Charlie Simpson 372
Bronze: Marjorie McPhail 345
Don Chambers 345
Trivia Game:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Majorie McPhail 80%
Silver: Jean Johhnston 75%
Bronze: Jean Papegnies 70%

Today featured 3 great events at Victoria Landing Retirement Residence. In the morning, individuals battled it out for the medals in a “friendly” game of Quiddler. There were a few bluffs, psyches and surprising words created. All participants had a good time! Meanwhile, 14 participants took to the tables in cribbage with another 5 athletes competing in Canadian Trivia. All participants had a good time! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by MP Larry Maguire and MLA Len Isleifson and who participated in congratulating the athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at Victoria Landing Retirement Residence is looking forward to preparing for the 10th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! Gold Medalist Catherine McD. exclaimed “who me, I never win at anything—- what a thrill!” JOKE OF THE DAY: “Keep your friends close and your cards even closer”

Sturgeon Creek II Retirement residence
Card Game # 1: Wizard
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Gordon Harris 1110
Silver: Cody Harvey 980
Bronze: Vi Miller 970
Card Game # 2: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Joan Wilson 349
Silver: Eleanor Grass 347
Bronze: Jean Gugin 343
Card Game # 3: Whist
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Joan Wilson 70
Silver: Nancy Ford 62
Bronze: Vi Miller 61

The finish to the games came in the form of 3 great card events at SC II. Wizard turned out 16 players battling for high scores on Thursday evening. After a 3+ hour tournament, winners were established and it was time for bed!!! Cribbage and whist were played on Friday to round out the week. Between the two events, 18 players took charge of the cards. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by MLA Scott Fielding and City Councillor Shawn Dobson who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances and assisted in the medal presentations. Athletes, dignitaries & staff all celebrated a very emotional moment when it was announced that we had won 3 national medals!!!! Training will begin for the 10th annual All Seniors Care senior games first thing next week but as for now, we will all enjoy a much needed relaxing weekend.

Seine River Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Rosemary Shamess
Silver: Lloyd Janke
Bronze: Jean MacCaulay
Card Game # 1: Trivia
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Roy Light 50000
Silver: Lorna Stuart 49000
Bronze: Jeannie Kostick 48000
Card Game # 1: Bridge
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Matt Burym
Silver: Marjorie Coulter
Bronze: Sharon Jordan

Today featured 3 great events at Seine River Retirement Residence. It was every man for themselves battling it out for the medals in a “friendly” Round Robin game of Cribbage. Our Gold Medalist had 4 perfect games! All participants had a good time! Meanwhile, 25 participants challenged their brains to Trivia and we got some amazingly close scores! Seine River is full of genius’s we believe! And lastly 20 tenants took to the bridge tables to compete in a round robin tournament. You could hear a pin drop as each move was carefully and skillfully made! We cannot choose just one fun fact to sum up today. So many great memories were made, laughs were heard from every corner of the building and everyone was so excited after an amazing week! Athletes and Volunteers were joined at the Closing ceremony by MLA Colleen Mayer and MLA Janice Morely-Lecomte who participated in congratulating the participants on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at Seine River Retirement Residence is looking forward to preparing for the 10th Annual ASC Seniors Games, training will start next week! When Health and Wellness Director asked the crowd who they thought won the National Bronze medal for Bocce, winner Roy L. exclaimed, ‘Oh I think it may be some good looking guy sitting around here…’ when he was announced, he motioned for the crowd to cheer louder and enjoyed every moment of the praise!

River Ridge I Retirement residence
Card Game # 1: Poker
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Shirley Cole 326
Silver: Margaret Mancini 297
Bronze: Lydia Gudz 135
Board Game # 1: Scrabble
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Amy Gooding 173
Silver: Vera Ford 160
Bronze: Phyl Stadnyk 123
Trivia Game:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Elaine Williams 2800
Silver: Vera Ford 2600
Bronze: Eva Clark 2200

Today featured 3 great events at River Ridge I. In the morning, it was a packed table ready to deal it out for the medals in a “friendly” game of Poker. There were a few bluffs, psyches and great calls. All the players had a good time but it was Shirley C. who rolled away from the table winning the stakes! Meanwhile, 12 participants tried to stretch their brains to victory in our Trivia round robin event with Elaine W doing a full run of the board! Scrabble saw double, triple and quadruple word scores adding up to Gold for Amy Gooding! All of today’s medalists at River Ridge I were women! Go Girl power!!!!! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by MP Maryanne Mihychuk, MLA Nic Curry and Jets reporter Mike McIntyre who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at River Ridge I is looking forward to preparing for the 10th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! “We will Dance, Dance, Dance our way to Victory!” Gold Medalist (Wii Bowling) and Bronze National Medalist (Wii Bowling), Al Gurney stated: “I can’t believe that I’ve accomplished this much at this time in my life! I hope my kids are proud!” They are Al………..we all are!

River Ridge II Retirement residence
TRIVIA # 1:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Charles McMechan 13
Silver: Elfrida Penner 11
Bronze: Mavis Shearer 10
WORDS IN A WORD # 2:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Ed Politzer 68
Silver: Elfrida Penner 46
Bronze: Mavis Shearer 44
CROKINOLE # 1:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Al Shipman 65
Silver: Liliane Sawatzky 60
Bronze: Anne Kuhn 55

Today featured 3 great events at River Ridge II Retirement Residence. In the morning, it was the team vs team battling it out for the medals in a “friendly” game of Crokinole. There were a few bluffs, psyches and great calls. All participants had a good time! Meanwhile, 13 participants took to the tables with Words in a Word and another 17 athletes competing in Trivia. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Hon. Mary Ann Mihychuk and MLA Nic Curry, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at River Ridge II is looking forward to preparing for the 10th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! DANCE, DANCE, DANCE!! As one of our medalist winners came up to receive another medal she held her medals, “I didn’t want everyone to hear my medals clank like a cow bell!” HAHAHAHA!! JOKE OF THE DAY: What did one Strawberry say to the other Strawberry? If we weren’t so sweet, we wouldn’t be stuck in this JAM!!

Shaftesbury Park Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: Poker
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Gordon McInnes
Silver: Issie Yamron
Bronze: Issie Oiring
Card Game # 2: Trivia
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Frances Runions
Silver: Doris Bass
Bronze: Mort Slusky
Board Game # 1: Bridge
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Dorothy Smith
Silver: Helen Atnikov
Bronze: Besse Gurevich

Today featured 3 great events at Shaftesbury Park Retirement Residence. In the morning, it was the “mano a mano” battling it out for the medals in a “friendly” game of Poker. There were a few bluffs, psyches and great calls. All participants had a good time! Meanwhile, 36 participants took to working their brain muscle in our heated game of trivia while 32 athletes competed in bridge. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by MLA Jon Reyes and Tricia Charles ASC VP Manitoba, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at Shaftesbury Park is looking forward to preparing for the 10th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! Gold Medalist Dorothy S. exclaimed, “I hope the athletes in PyeongChang are having as much fun as we are!”

Cedarcroft Place Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: UNO
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Jim S
Silver: Grace P
Bronze: Jane M
Board Game # 1: Bingo
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Wilfred S
Silver: Jane M
Bronze: Vera A

Today featured 2 great events at Cedarcroft Place. In the morning, 8 participants were battling it out for the medals in a “friendly” game of Uno. Great strategy and some good moves were made and in the end we had 4 players playing in the finals for medals. All participants had a good time! Meanwhile, 13 participants played Bingo. Participants were helping each other out to make sure no one missed a called bingo number! Amazing friendships were created this week. In Bingo, there were 2 participants who tied for 2nd place with a full card. The residents faced off in another game of bingo, trying to get all 4 corners and they ended up getting all 4 corners at the same time. We had to repeat the bingo game, 4 times with one participant finally coming out on top! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Dan Vito (executive director), who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. We also had a national silver medal in Bocce Ball this year, Iva B! With the Games officially closed everyone at Cedarcroft Place is looking forward to preparing for the 10th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! Mr. H. asked “Does anyone have a black marker so I can change the number on my bingo card?” JOKE OF THE DAY: A teacher asked her students to use the word “beans” in a sentence. “My father grows beans,” said one girl. “My mother cooks beans,” said a boy. A third student spoke up, “We are all human beans.”

Courtyards on Eagleson Retirement Residence
Bean Bag Toss:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Thelma F. 1200
Silver: Ken H. 1150
Bronze: Bill W. 1075
Target Toss:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Maryanna B. 200
Silver: Father Antoine 175
Bronze: Helen L. 150

Today featured 2 great events at The Courtyards on Eagleson. We started our day with a friendly competition of Bean Bag Toss and the enthusiasm from staff and family members sure set the tone for the day. We had 23 Athletes battling it out for medals and Thelma pulled out in front with a HUGE score of 1200 points. Way to go Thelma. Ken H.s was a close second with Bill W. trailing by a hair. Everyone had a ton of fun and had some great laughs, especially when the bean bags went flying high right over the bean bag board. Our Athletes were well warmed up for Target Toss which we improvised a bit by placing a large Happy Face emoji in place of the Bullseye! With only 4 shots each, it was a tight competition but Maryanna B. proved she had what it takes to bring home Gold. Father Antoine had a quick turn, as he had to run out for an appointment but it proved to be in his favour as he got enough points for Silver. Helen L. laughed and smiled her way to Bronze as she – made Serena Williams proud by “Throwing it like a girl”. With back to back games, the energy level was high. One resident stated “Bean me up Scottie.” Athletes and Volunteers were joined at the Closing ceremony by MP Karen McGibbon, City Councillor Allan Hubley, and Stephanie Smith of the Dementia Society who participated in congratulating the participants on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at The Courtyards on Eagleson is looking forward to preparing for the 10th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air!

Beacon Heights Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: Bridge
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Pat Mepham
Silver: Mary Mepham
Bronze: Nelly Ainslie
Card Game # 2: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Bill Upton
Silver: John Hill
Bronze: Hugh Clemenhagen
Card Game # 3: “500”
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Réjeanne Desforges/ Sheila Hummell
Silver: Monique Leclair/ Jean-Paul Allain
Bronze: Jeannine Farrell/ Nelly Ainslie

What a great way to end the week, paying cards, in total 40 people played… Bridge, Cribbage and “500”. We started the day with a game of “500”, a game that is played by many French Canadians, then in the afternoon we played Bridge in one room and Cribbage in another. Before our closing ceremony, Christine McCann entertained the crowd with lots of funny songs. At 3:00pm the piper brought in the Chef de Mission, the assistants, the Executive Director and the Health and Wellness Directors. We were extremely pleased that for the 2nd year in a row Beacon Heights won a National Medal; Don P. was awarded a bronze medal for the Wii Golf…Congrats!! The week’s been filled with lots of laughter and a lot of encouragement. We are looking forward to next year’s games…

Chapel Hill Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: Cribbage
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Frank Thiessen
Silver: Yvette Rousseau
Bronze: Kenneth Wright
Card Game # 2: Bridge
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Viviane Robinson
Silver: Yvette Rousseau
Bronze: Barbara Bauckam
Board Game # 1: Trivia
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Una Gormley
Silver: Norman MacPherson
Bronze: Betty MacPherson

Today featured 3 great events at Chapel Hill Retirement Residence. In the morning, it was an intense game of Bridge played out in our Chapel followed by a Riveting Trivia Test that proved to be more difficult than anticipated. The trivia was mostly based on Canadian History and the Gold was won by someone who was born and raised in Ireland! Athletes and Volunteers were joined at the Closing ceremony by The Honorable Andrew Leslie who participated in congratulating the participants on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at Chapel Hill Retirement Residence is looking forward to preparing for the 10th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! “Who knew a trivia test could get so competitive, we had to go into sudden death 3 times!” JOKE OF THE DAY: “In Democracy it’s your vote that counts, in feudalism it’s your count that votes”

Cité Parkway Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: Hearts
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Gilbert Sincennes 9
Silver: Jeanine Desrochers 25
Bronze: Therese Seguin 38
Card Game # 2: SKIPBO
Medal: Athletes Name: Score: (cards remaining)
Gold: Eugene Bellemarre 0
Silver: Gilberte Sincennes 1
Bronze: Therese Piche 3
Board Game # 1: Yahtzee
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Genevieve Trudel 307
Silver: Therese Seguin 246
Bronze: Therese Piche 211
Horse Shoes:
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Margaret Middleton n/a
Silver: Sandra Maissoneuve n/a
Bronze: John Stewart n/a

Today featured 4 great events at Cite Parkway Retirement Residence. In the morning, it was player vs player battling it out for the medals in “friendly” games of Hearts, Yahtzee & SKIPBO. All participants had a good time! During the afternoon, all the finalists battled it out once again hoping to win themselves a medal. The SKIPBO tournament drew a crowd of onlookers, who gasped with trick plays hitting the table left, right and center! No one expected such a high level of competition, focus and wits seen from our residents today during our card games! Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by MP Mona Fortier, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at Cite Parkway Retirement Residence is looking forward to preparing for the 10th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! Silver Medalist Jeanine D. exclaimed: “There are no friends when it comes to cards.” JOKE OF THE DAY: We had a strange custom in my office, the food had names there. Yesterday, for example, I got a sandwich out of the fridge and its name was “Michael’s”.

Residence de la Gappe – Phase 1
Card Game # 1: La bataille
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Lucille Renaud Huot 15
Silver: Marie-Claire Bélanger 12
Bronze: Madeleine Mageau 10
Card Game # 2: Le crible
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Madame Yvonne Boucher Trépanier
Silver: Monsieur Roland Trudel
Trivia Game # 1: Quiz
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Mrs. Suzanne Hus-Hurteau 9
Silver: Mrs. Jacqueline Beaudin 7
Bronze: Mrs. Yvonne Boucher 6

Today featured great Card game events at Résidences de la Gappe phase 1. In the morning, it was the team vs team battling it out for the medals in a “friendly” game of Crib and La Bataille on our care floor. There were a few bluffs, psyches and great calls. All participants had a good time! Meanwhile, participants took to the table competing in Trivia. Our new residents where very happy to participate in the 2018 ASC Seniors Games. Athletes and Volunteers were joined at the Closing ceremony by Steven Mackinnon, liberal deputy and Gilles Carpentier Ville de Gatineau who participated in congratulating the participants on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at Résidences de la Gappe phase 1 is looking forward to preparing for the 10th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air! Gold Medalist Mrs. B. exclaimed: I am going to skunk you just wait and see! And she did ha ha ha!

Residence de la Gappe – Phase 2
Card Game # 1: pairs
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Annette Lamoureux-Varin 15
Silver: Lucille Meunier 10
Bronze: Mariette Perron 6
Card Game # 2: 31
Medal: Athlete’s Name: Score:
Gold: Pierre Miville 40
Silver: Marc-André Marier 35
Bronze: Jacques Charron 30

This morning we have 54 walkers on all floors with Ginette and Luc in music. Much pleasure!
Today featured great events at Résidence de la gappe phase 2. In the morning, it was the team vs team battling it out for the medals in a “friendly” Card pairs and 31 games. There were a few bluffs, psyches and great calls. All participants had a good time! Residents were very focused during the card competition. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Directrice General Suzie Clavet and directrice des soins Julie Farmer 48 residents and employees who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. Athletes and Volunteers were joined at the Closing ceremony by Steven Mackinnon, Liberal Deputy and Gilles Carpentier Ville de Gatineau who participated in congratulating the participants on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at Résidence de la gappe phase 2 are looking forward to preparing for the 10th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air!

Residence de la Gappe – Phase 3 & 4
Bean Bag Toss
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Marie Paul Bertrand 4800
Silver: Venetta Dubé 3400
Bronze: Marcel Leclerc 2700
Card Game # 1: Crib
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Joseph Beaudoin
Silver: Hélène Riel
Bronze: Ghislaine Auger

Today featured 2 great events at les Résidence de la Gappe phase 3 and 4. In the morning, it was the crib players battling it out for the medals in a “friendly” game of crib. There were a few bluff, psyches and great calls. All participants had a good time! Meanwhile 15 participants where in the activity room getting rounded up for a good game of bean bag toss. Our gold medalist Marie Paul B. was making a joke that she beat her record today; she kept on making everybody laugh. Mr. C. had the urge to bust out his own jokes while others were trying to impress by making the same jokes as well to each other. We also received our national medal today and we were so proud to hand it to Mr. Jean Claude G. today to honour him in his efforts in the games. We would like to share with you some of the words that came from our Chef de Mission’s speech, which touched a lot of people in the room today: “We should not stop laughing because we are getting older because we get older when we stop laughing. Laughing like a cure, it relaxes and relaxes. Laughter demonstrates that you are a positive person and positive people attract to them people with a contagious good humor that causes laughter to reap cheerfulness. It’s much easier to approach someone who always has a smile.” Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Steven Mackinnon Gilles Carpentier and Charles Halluin, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at Les Résidence de la Gappe are looking forward to preparing for the 10th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air!

Chateau Symmes Retirement Residence
Card Game # 1: Quiz
Medal: Athletes Name:
Gold: Robert Denis
Silver: Réjeanne Denis
Bronze: Loretta Moore
Card Game # 2: Bingo rapide
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Réjeanne Denis
Silver: Marie-Rose Chevrier
Bronze: Roger Goulet
Board Game # 1: Ladderboard
Medal: Athletes Name: Score:
Gold: Frank Quigg
Silver: Marina Chugg
Bronze: Ruby Wahl

Today featured 5 great events at Château Symmes. In the morning, it was the Quiz, 10 participants pitted their intellectual skills against each other and then we run the speed bingo with 14 residents looking to yell “Bingo” first. This afternoon it was time to battle the ladder, over 25 participants trying to get their first or second medal. After all the games were done it was time for the closing ceremony, just amazing how much love and how many smiles were in the air. Competitors were joined at the award ceremony by Greg Furgus, Gilles Chagnon and Mike Duggan, who participated in congratulating the winning athletes on their performances. With the Games officially closed everyone at Château Symmes is looking forward to preparing for the 10th Annual ASC Seniors Games. You can feel the anticipation in the air!