In just a mere seven days, 38 NWT athletes will be walking the Opening Ceremonies at the Canada 55+ Games in Brampton, ON.
Team NWT will be comprised of athletes from Fort Smith, Hay River and Yellowknife and will be competing in 9 of the 24 sports at the Games. Sports NWT will be participating are Cribbage, Contract Bridge, Curling, Five-Pin Bowling, Golf, Lawn Bowling, Swimming, Tennis and Track. With 16 returning athletes, Team NWT will bring experience and life long skills with them to the competition.
The 24 sports offered at the Games will challenge individuals physical ability, as well as mental ability, geared to promote a life-long healthy lifestyle. The Canada 55+ Games is a nation-wide program to sponsor wellness - that is, the spiritual, mental and physical well-being - among Canadians 55 years of age and older. Provincial programs are staged annually in different provinces and territories. The first national Games were held in Regina in 1998. The Games, held every two years, include a minimum of 24 sports/activities spanning a wide range of physical and mental challenges - from slow-pitch to contract bridge and darts to lawn bowling. These events bring together 2,000+ amateur competitors who participate for the sheer joy of competition, for the opportunity to visit other part(s) of Canada and for the camaraderie and social interaction that are integral and essential part of the Games.
Catch up with Team NWT at the Games from August 16-19, 2016 inBrampton, ON. If you can't get to Brampton, check out Sport North's Facebook page and twitter as we follow them at the Games.
For more information on Team NWT at the Canada 55+ Games contact: