With 2022 in the rear view mirror and 2023 now in full swing, we can now set our sights on both winter and summer games qualifiers taking place across the province as we speak.
The summer games are being held in Brooks and the County of Newell from August 17-20 and preparations are well underway. The community is excited at the prospect of hosting over 1000 people for the games. On a side note for the summer games, we are actively recruiting experienced judges for all the events. If you have been a judge in previous games and would like to do so again, please contact me directly with your interest. Not everyone who submits their name will be selected however. There are only so many spots available and previous experience is an asset.
The winter games, as you know, are being held in various zones across the province. With no one singular community bidding for the entire winter games package, we forged ahead and developed a plan whereby each zone, if interested and able, could propose a place their respective zones to host one or several events. I'm happy to report that all zones stepped up and all winter games events will take place. These events will take place in both 2023 and early 2024 (some may have already happened) Watch for more details as they become available.
It has been announced that the 2024 Canada 55 Games will be held in Quebec City, Quebec and a list of all anticipated sports/events will be posted very soon. We have a CSGA AGM in late March where there will be an announcement about this. They are still in the process of identifying what optional events will get the go-ahead. Should be a great time in la Belle Province.
Closer to home, we are nearing the date for the Alberta55 plus AGM which will take place in Red Deer, Alberta on Monday, May 8th. Stay tuned for the location and start time as it has not been set yet. I hope that we have a good turnout for this AGM as there are several key vacancies on the Provincial Board that need filling. Please consider letting your name stand, we need good people with fresh ideas and new perspectives.
In the mean time, please continue to beat the drum to support and promote Alberta55 plus. Your provincial Executive Board and your Zone Boards are working continuously and tirelessly to plan, stage and organize many events across the province. If you see them make sure to extend a heartfelt thanks for everything they are doing for you and for Alberta55 plus.
Till next time,