Regina Sport District

For general information about the Regina Sport District email regina.sport@ssfa.ca

The following message is important to our valued members.  Due to the COVID 19 VIRUS the following is important information.

2020 District Games have been cancelled.  It is the hope of the Regina Sport District that the events that were advertised (that had sufficient registration to go ahead) will take place in September and/or October.  However, the coordinators of the event you registered in will be advising of any update on these events.  

2020 Provincial Games that were to be held in Prince Albert have been cancelled and will be held in 2021.  Participants who are eligible from the 2020 District Games, if held, will be able to enter the 2021 Provincial Games. 

2020 National Games to be held in Kamloops have been cancelled. The new date is August 23 to 26 2022.

With regard to the 2020 golf event, which was to take place May 6, as well as Bocce Ball and Slo Pitch going on this summer, the coordinators of these events will be contacting the registered participants. Also, coming in the fall a new program. Read on to find out all about it! 

MEMBERSHIP

For information regarding membership, contact Roberta French at 306 543-1958 or robertafrench@sasktel.net

2021 Provincial 55+and National 55+ Games   These Games are open to Saskatchewan residents who will be 55 years of age or older by December 31, 2021.  Participants must be Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association (SSFA) members. The qualifiers from the 2021 District games may advance if they chose to the Provincial 55+ Games, and similarly, if they again qualify, to the Canada 55+ Games.  The events that will be held in the 2021 Provincial 55+ Games at this point will include golf, 5 pin bowling, lawn bowling, contract bridge, cribbage, pickleball, kaiser, poetry and short story writing, swimming, scrabble, bank shuffleboard, 8 ball, slo pitch, track and field, curling and 2 person stick curling. Other events may be added depending on registrations.  Check out www.ssfa.ca for more  details. Accommodations in Prince Albert will be announced in 2021. 

NOTE: Rules have changed in some events.  Go to www.ssfa.ca, and under “Home” click SSFA Rule Book to check them out.

Bocce Ball Season Starts in May

Registered participants will be notified by Doug Barss if this event goes ahead. He can be reached at ambarss@sasktel.net. or 306 545-2148.

Bocce Ball will be held at Kiwanis Park, 3400 Regina Avenue every Friday in May, June and July.  Participants must have a SSFA membership and that’s it! This event has become very popular during the summer months.  This is an excellent way to get out on a Friday afternoon, to mix with other participants and enjoy some exercise. Instruction is always available.  

Mixed Slo Pitch 2020 Season

It appears that our league play would fall under Phase 4 of the Province's guidelines, of which no date has been published yet. A lot will depend on what happens in phases 1, 2 and 3. Let's keep our fingers crossed that all goes well! Everything is on hold for now. The City has not authorized use of the diamonds to date.

It is the hope of this League that we can still have some sort of ball season this year but it will probably be at least a month or more before we have any idea on how or if we can proceed. Once we receive notice from the authorities how we can (or cannot) proceed and if we are able to proceed in some fashion, we will be in touch with all players to see if they are still interested in playing this year and will plan accordingly based on the interest.

On another note, with regard to league warm up jackets for purchase through Western Cycle, we had received several orders from players but when we went to place the order, Western Cycle told us that they were temporarily closed due to Covid-19 so were unable to place the order with their supplier. We will proceed with this once Western Cycle reopens, hopefully, soon. For those who paid by cheque, these have not been deposited yet. As the order has not been placed yet, if anyone else is interested, please contact us. The cost is $40.

Please keep healthy and safe. Let's all do our part to put Covid 19 in the rear view mirror so we can get back to some sort of normal and hopefully play some ball again this year.

If anyone has any questions about the league or anything in the above notice, feel free to contact the following:

League President: Dale Ward Phone 306 543-6841 e-mail daleward2@outlook.com
Vice President: Neil McGregor Phone 306 543-9318 or 306 501-0346 e-mail neilmcgregor@accesscomm.ca

WALKING SOCCER

A great way to replace your summer activities!  Regina Sport District is hoping to again offer this new fun event in the fall offered by the Regina Soccer Association.  Members who are participating now are really enjoying having fun and meeting new people. This event allows men and women 55+ to participate at a walking pace in low impact soccer. Players walk the field while kicking and passing the ball. It offers a good work-out and is ideal for all skill and mobility levels.  Certified referee in attendance. It takes place at the Affinity Plex. Watch for this fun, exciting event in the fall! Contact Lorraine Hill at 306 949-5574. 

Northgate Walkers Club

What a great way to get in shape for the 2020 Games to start the day walking inside at the Northgate Mall.  Northgate Walkers is a vibrant group of seniors, age 55+, who come together for fun, fitness and friendship Monday to Friday to walk and/or participate in the Forever in Motion Fitness Program, 7:30 -  10:00 am for walking, exercises at 8:15 – 8:45 am, following most members stay for coffee and fellowship.  Yearly Membership is only $10.00 with registration available at the Customer Service Kiosk in the mall.   Social activities such as trips, monthly meetings with guest speakers, banquets round out what this group has to offer.  For more information contact: northgatewalkers@hotmail.com  or contact Alice at 306 949-5558 or Val at 306 543-9847.


YOU CAN DO IT

How Can You Get Involved with the Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association?

Monthly Meeting

The Regina Sport District holds meetings once a month, at 10:00 am at the United Way Office, 1440 Scarth Street.  Visitors always welcome.  We are definitely in need of some volunteers to be part of our fun group.  We will be looking for volunteers to help with the upcoming District Games.  For more information on our meetings, or how to become a volunteer and to find out what all is involved, call any one of the committee members below.    Remember there is no obligation.

President

Doug Barss

306 545-2148

Vice President

Lorraine Hill

306 949-5574

Secretary

Lorraine Hill

306 949-5574

Treasurer

Alice Barss

306 545-2148

Members at Large

Games Coordinators

Ray Webb, Roselyn Veitch,
Roberta French, Lorraine Hill

 

Fundraising

Gord Garratt

306 545-6693

Membership

Roberta French

306 543-1958

Publicity

Jan Desnoyers

306 545-7157

Pickleball

Ray Webb

306 584-0104

Web Site

Lorraine Hill

 

Slo Pitch

Dale Ward and Neil McGregor

306 543-6841

Provincial Rep.

Doug Barss
Alternate: Roberta French

 

Povincial Games Registrars

Roberta French and Roselyn Veitch

 

Provincial Director-at-Large

Gord Garratt

306 545-7157

 

Link Up With

If your non-profit fitness organization is looking to promote your activities and have the same goals as the Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association, we may be able to promote your activities on our website.  It’s FREE. Contact Lorraine Hill at 306 949-5574.


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