Alberta 55 plus 2024 Winter Provincial Games
The Summer and Winter Provincial Games are two vitally important events for Alberta 55 members. They provide members with the opportunity to participate in their activity of choice as well as to socialize with new and old friends from across Alberta. They also serve as the basis to form the Alberta team for the Canada 55+ Senior Games. In Calgary, we held the Provincial Hockey tournament where men and women competed for the opportunity to take part in Quebec City next August and shortly our members will compete at the Brooks Newell Summer Provincial Games to claim a spot on the Alberta team.
The table on the Winter Games pdf summarizes the information that has been confirmed, to date. Each event will be hosted and run on a cost recovery basis whereby there is a zero balance when the event is over. What this means for members is that depending on the event you participate in the fees could be different. Each event has come up with a proposed budget to the Provincial Board for approval. All efforts have been made to minimize the costs for participants. Events which do not yet have a confirmed date, will be scheduled to avoid a conflict with an already scheduled event.
As early as possible, (a minimum of 8 weeks in advance) posters will be distributed for each event – with specific information on the date, location, format, registration date and fee for each event/location. All posters will be on the Alberta 55 plus website.
We continue to await a number of decisions from the Canada 55+ Games Committee on issues re optional events, age groups and rule changes and are committed to communicating new information as quickly as possible. A reminder that it is your age as of Dec.31st 2023 for the Summer Provincial Games and this will determine your age group for the 2024 Canada Senior Games.
Check the Alberta 55 plus website regularly for updates and as always, your Zone President, Activity Director or Kevin Worth, the Provincial Coordinator will be ready to address your questions or concerns.
Continue to Beat the Drum and Good Luck!