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Alberta 55 Plus (ASCSRA) Alberta Senior Citizens Sport & Recreation Association. Feel Young Again!!!. Feel Young Again!!!. Show your Grandkids a thing or two!!. Who Are We?. Alberta 55 Plus is the ideal mix of sport, competition and fun It’s a challenge for your Mind, Body and Spirit

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Feel Young Again!!!
  • Show your Grandkids a thing or two!!
who are we
Who Are We?
  • Alberta 55 Plus is the ideal mix of sport, competition and fun
  • It’s a challenge for your Mind, Body and Spirit
  • It’s the basis of community and friendship
mission statement
Mission Statement
  • Alberta 55 Plus believes that every individual 55 years of age and over has the fundamental right to the opportunity for enrichment, fulfillment and improved quality of life and health through a broad variety of recreation, sports and organized games
  • Alberta 55 Plus provides a unified voice and a sociable atmosphere for older adults to engage in physical and other activities at the level of their choice
history
History
  • Alberta has been a pioneer in sport, recreation & fitness development for seniors
  • 1976 - Seniors Games program called 60+ OL’LYMPYX for Calgary seniors (precursor to Alberta Senior Games)
  • 1979 & 1980 - 60+ age group included in Alberta Summer & Winter Games (senior’s presence established on the Alberta Games scene)
  • January 1980 - ALBERTA SENIOR CITIZENS SPORT AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION (ASCSRA) formed
games history
Games History
  • 1980 – Camrose (638 participants)
  • 1982 – Camrose (840)
  • 1984 – Camrose (837)
  • 1986 – Grande Prairie (926)
  • 1988 – Vermillion (913)
  • 1990 – Hinton (1008)
  • 1992 – Medicine Hat (981)
  • 1994 – Lacombe (881)
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Games History
  • 1996 – St. Paul (876 participants)
  • 1998 – Three Hills (972)
  • 1999 – Olds/Didsbury (1106)
  • 2001 – Lethbridge (1208)
  • 2003 – Fort McMurray (1183)
  • 2005 Summer – Wetaskiwin (1022)
  • 2005 Winter – Edmonton (1024)
  • 2007 – Fort Saskatchewan (1123)
upcoming games
Upcoming Games
  • 2009 Alberta 55 Plus Winter Games

February 19 – 22, Lethbridge, Alberta

  • 2009 Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games

July 23 – 26, Airdrie, AB

winter games activities
Winter Games Activities
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Badminton
  • Bowling – 5 Pin
  • Duplicate Bridge
  • Carpet Bowling
  • Cross Country Ski
  • Euchre
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Winter Games Activities
  • Hockey
  • Ice Curling
  • Pool - Snooker
  • Scrabble
  • Table Shuffleboard
  • Table Tennis
summer games activities
Summer Games Activities
  • Athletics
  • Bocce
  • Contract Bridge
  • Cribbage
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Disc Golf
  • Floor Curling
  • Golf
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Summer Games Activities
  • Horseshoes
  • Military Whist
  • Pool – Snooker
  • Slo-Pitch
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Creative Writing
  • Visual Arts & Crafts
something for everyone
Something for Everyone!
  • Alberta 55 Plus also includes a Cultural Component in the Summer Games:

Arts & Crafts and Creative Writing

  • Members can enter their long and short stories, poems, handicrafts, woodworking, photography, etc. for competition!
  • Average about 450 entries per Games!
games zones
Games Zones
  • Zone 1 – Sunny South
  • Zone 2 – Big Country
  • Zone 3 – Calgary
  • Zone 4 – Parkland
  • Zone 5 – Black Gold/Yellowhead
  • Zone 6 – Edmonton Marigold
  • Zone 7 – North Eastern Alberta
  • Zone 8 – Peace Country
how to participate
How to Participate
  • Become a member in the Zone where your primary residence is
  • Talk to your Zone representatives and sign up for playoffs in as many events as you want!!
  • Compete and have fun!
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How to Participate
  • Some Zones are broken up into Areas:
    • You may have to compete in an Area Playoff
  • Win your Area and Zone Playoff and get invited to the Alberta 55 Plus Games
  • All accommodation, food and travel is provided for the participants!

2009 Alberta 55 Plus Winter Games

Playoffs: Nov. 15 – Jan. 15

2009 Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games

Playoffs: May – June, 2009

national scene
National Scene

Winners at Alberta 55 Plus Games and Provincial Competitions have first opportunity to represent TEAM ALBERTA at the Canada 55 Plus Games!!!

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National Scene
  • Alberta Plus is actively involved in promoting 55 Plus Games at the national level
  • Alberta members provided impetus for incorporation of Canada Senior Games Association in 1991
  • 1st Canadian Senior Games was held in Regina, SK in September 1996
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National Scene
  • Alberta hosted the first Canada 55 Plus Games
    • Medicine Hat in 1998
  • Summerside, PEI
    • 2002
  • Whitehorse, YK
    • 2004
  • Portage la Prairie, MB
    • 2006
  • Dieppe, NB
    • 2008
  • 2010 - Brockville, Ont.
membership benefits
Membership Benefits
  • Enhanced physical & mental health
  • Improve self-esteem, confidence & sense of well-being
  • Continue lifetime pursuits
  • Travel
  • Qualify for Alberta 55 Plus Winter/Summer Games
  • Participate in workshops & clinics for activities & sports
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Membership Benefits
  • Enjoy fun & competition with peers
  • Become a "Voice for Seniors“
  • Contribute as an ASCSRA volunteer
  • Receive three yearly newsletters (news on competitions, workshops, events & social functions)
  • Added coverage of sport & liability insurance
  • Opportunity to access home + auto insurance at reduced rates through Johnson Inc
sponsors
Sponsors
  • Alberta 55 Plus wouldn’t be able to operate without the generous help and support of the following sponsors:
contact us
Contact Us

Check us out online for Zone updates:

www.alberta55plus.ca

Contact the Provincial Office:

403-297-2703

ascsra@telus.net

what are you waiting for
What Are You Waiting For?!?

Join today and let the fun begin!!!!