Regina Sport District

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

Welcome to our website. Please browse the site to discover the many activities we provide for our members in order to assist them in achieving active lifestyles as well as making new friends through socializing with fellow members. It is our goal to improve the well-being of seniors by planning and organizing physical, cultural, social and intellectual activities. We welcome your ideas for additional activities that are of interest to you.  It’s a great time to get involved with the Regina Sport District and learn more about taking part in all that is happening in 2018.  All the information will be posted on our spring district website.  All districts will be holding local games in the spring of 2018 as well as the Provincial and National Games will be held in 2018.  Below are some suggestions that we hope you will give some thought to and have some input in the information below.

2017 Games

It has been a busy time for the Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association.  All districts had participants competing in the 2017 District Games.  The Regina Sport District was very busy with the events that were held in May and June.   Check the final results of the Regina Sport District participants in their District Games for the events that took place and the winning participants.  Also see below the various photos of members participating and having fun!

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2017 Scrabble Competition

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Bank Shuffleboard Competition

Membership

Annual membership fee is $10 for our fiscal year April 1 – March 31.  A membership allows you to participate in as many activities as your time and energy will allow.  

Upcoming Events

Fraud Prevention and Safety for Seniors Regina Sport District is very happy to present this Fraud Prevention and Safety Clinic for Individuals which is especially intended for older adults, designed to help people be safe in their homes and communities.

It has been created through the collaboration of the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism, Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan, Government of Sask Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority, Regina Crime Stoppers, Sask Crime Stoppers, Regina City Police, RCMP and Saskatchewan Safety Council.  We all need to learn more about what to listen and watch out for as there are many scams, identity theft, phone calls, etc. out there.  This very interesting clinic will take place on November 1st, 2017.  Call Lorraine at 306 949-5574 to register.   AND the best part is - it is FREE.   Lets learn how to protect ourselves!

How Can You Get Involved with the Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association

Monthly Meeting

The Regina Sport District holds meetings once a month, the next meeting is October 18, 2017 at 10:00 am at the United Way Office, 1440 Scarth Street.  Visitors always welcome.  No obligation.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Date:    Wednesday, November 15, 2017       

Place:   United Way Office 1440 Scarth Street 

Time:    10:00 am

Come out and have coffee with the Regina Sport District Committee and learn more about the Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association and what we have to offer to make your active and/or intellectual life more fun.  Meet some new friends.  No obligation. 

The first item on the Agenda will be a Workshop on Brain Games – USE IT OR LOSE IT presented by Rebecca Genoe, Associate Professor at the U of R, with support from the Regina Public Library, Outreach Services.  Learn about the latest research on brain fitness and brain health and some tips and tricks for keeping your brain active. 

Other Items On The Agenda

a)     Workshops for events in order to perhaps assist or make it more comfortable for members to take part in the District/Provincial/National Games, i e. Bocce Ball, Pickleball (instruction ongoing), track and field events, card games, etc.  Check the final results (hyperlink) to see other events that are held. 

b)    The committee is looking for new ideas to hold clinics on senior driving skills (no tests involved) on winter roads, stick curling, mixed doubles curling, Kaiser or other card games, etc.  If there are any clinics or workshops you would be interested in, come out and share your ideas.  These clinics will be held dependent on the interest shown.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, contact Doug at 306 545-2148.   ALL CLINICS AND WORKSHOPS ARE FREE.  No obligation!

c)     If you are interested in playing Slo Pitch ball, this is a fast growing mixed league with approximately 150 members of ages 50 plus.  There will be a representative on our committee attending the meeting to answer any questions.  If you can’t make it to the meeting, go to www.reginaslopitch.ca

d)    If you have any thoughts on some games that would be fun, good activity (physical or intellectual) for seniors and well worthwhile looking into, representatives at the meeting will be happy to take any suggestions or answer any questions.  If you can’t make it to the meeting, please contact Lorraine at 306 545-6693 or l.garratt@sasktel.net

e)     Nominations for all positions on the committee are required.  Anyone interested in being nominated, contact Doug at 306 545-2148.  We hold meetings once a month. 

ANNUAL SUPPER AND FUN EVENING

Place: Holy Trinity Church - 5020 Sherwood Drive

Date:   Thursday, November 23, 2017

Time:  Cocktails 5:30 pm - Supper 6:00 pm

Cost:   $24.00

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Come out and renew friendships and/or make new friends at this special occasion!   Good Food, good fellowship, card games and door prizes.   For tickets contact Gord at 306 545-6693, Doug at 306 545-2148 or Don at 306 545-5131.  Ticket deadline November 18, 2017.  

We welcome members, non-members and friends of all ages.

Regina Bridge Club

The Regina Bridge Club at 349 Albert Street welcomes you to learn or improve your bridge game. There are games 5-6 days weekly.   Afternoon games begin at 1 p.m.; evening games at 7 p.m., and a morning game Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.  More information is available by calling 306-584-1858 or check their website:  www.reginabridge.com Meet new people of all ages and from all walks of life while exercising your mind in a fun atmosphere; there are special socials for extra fun.  A partner is not required.   Lessons are held Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. until November for beginners and people who have played a few times.   In November there will be workshops each Friday at 7 p.m. for those wanting to improve their skills.  Topics are doubles, pre-empts, strong 2 club opener and slam bidding.  For lesson and workshop information, contact 306-586-7044 or gspence@accesscomm.ca

2 Person Stick Curling 

Games are held at the Highland Curling rink, five days a week at different times.  You chose which days you want to play (inquire quickly as the leagues are filling up fast). Join either as a team or individual.   Fridays from 2-4 pm is time for newcomers to learn and practice. Our goal is to have enough newcomers coming out to be able to start a newcomers league at that time. So if you know of anyone that might be interested, tell them to just show up any Friday, 2-4, instruction, sticks and brooms will be available, (No Charge) All they need to bring is a suitable pair of shoes to walk on the ice.

 Also we will be starting our popular Monday morning Drop In Curl/Coffee/Breakfast every Monday starting Oct. 16th. Curling time is 8:30-9:30 am. Breakfast is available before or after curling.   2 Person Stick Curling will also be included in the Provincial Games in 2018 in Moose Jaw.  Contact Gord at 306 545-6693.

Mixed Doubles Curling 

This event is becoming very popular for couples.  Games will be held at the Tartan Curling Club. Days and times to be announced.  For information, contact Doug at 306 545-2148.

Summer Events

Bocce Ball

This fun event is held every Friday in May, June and July.  It is a great way to spend a summer afternoon mixing with friends and having fun at the same time.  Previous members and new members enjoyed the 2017 season.  Watch our Newsletter and Website for dates it will be commencing in 2018.

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Bocce Ball - A Fun Afternoon

2018 Provincial 55+and National 55+ Games

The qualifiers from the spring district games may advance if they chose to the Provincial 55+ Games, and similarly, if they again qualify, to the Canada 55+ Games.  The 2018 Provincial 55+ Games will be held in Moose Jaw July 10 – 12.  The events will include golf, 5 pin bowling, lawn bowling, contract bridge, cribbage, pickleball, kaiser, poetry and short story writing, swimming, scrabble, bocce, whist, bank shuffleboard, 8 ball, slo pitch, track and field, curling and 2 person stick curling as well as tennis.  Other events may be added depending on registrations. 

The 2018 National 55+ Games will be held in St. John, New Brunswick, August 21– 24th.   Events comprise badminton, contract bridge, cribbage, darts, duplicate bridge, 5 pin bowling, floor shuffleboard, golf, ice curling, ice hockey (male and female), slo pitch, swimming, tennis, track & field, 8 ball, carpet bowling, euchre, horseshoes, lawn bowling, pickleball and table tennis. Other events will be posted on the spring/summer newsletter and website closer to these Games. 

2017 – 2018 Regina Sport District Committee

Following are the volunteers who make up the  Regina Sport Committee of which anyone would be happy to answer any questions.

President Doug Barss 306 545-2148
Vice President Lorraine Hill 306 949-5574
Past President Don Veitch 306 545-5131
Secretary Lorraine Hill 306 949-5574
Treasurer Alice Barss 306 545-2148

 

Members at Large

Game Coordinators Lorraine Garratt
  Ray Webb
  Roselyn Veitch
Membership Roberta French
Fundraising Gord Garratt
Publicity Lorraine Garratt
Web Site Lorraine Hill
Slo Pitch Dale Ward
Provincial Rep. Don Veitch
*Alternate Roberta French
Provincial Games Registrars Roberta French
  Roselyn Veitch
Provincial Director At-Large Gord Garratt

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.

Volunteer

Opportunities are available for persons wanting to help our organization grow and serve its members.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and to get a feeling of belonging to an organization of 50+ people who have the same capabilities and goals as you do!  Whether you want to be a participant and/or a volunteer, you will enjoy yourself.  Our committee has a need for volunteers who want to get involved in planning and organizing activities for seniors. This may be of interest for the newly retired but does not exclude other, if you want an opportunity on a part-time basis.  For more information or to find out when our monthly meetings are, contact Doug Bass at 306 545-2148, abarss@sasktel.net No obligation! Meetings are once a month.  There is a spot just waiting for you!    See the pictures below to see how much fun we have!

Check out the home page of the Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association by clicking www.ssfa.ca  for more exciting and interesting news as well as photos from past.

Something To Think About

I had spent an hour in the bank with my dad, as he had to transfer some money. I couldn't resist myself and asked...''Dad, why don't we activate your internet banking?''  ''Why would I do that?'' he asked...''Well, then you won’t have to spend an hour here for things like transfer.
You can even do your shopping online, everything will be so easy!”
I was so excited about initiating him into the world of Net banking.  He asked ''If I do that, I won’t have to step out of the house?  ''Yes, yes''! I said, I told him how even grocery can be delivered at door now and how amazon delivers everything!  His answer left me tongue-tied, he said: ''Since I entered this bank today, I have met four of my friends, I have chatted a while with the staff who know me very well by now. You know I’m alone... this is the company that I need. I like to get ready and come to the bank, I have enough time and it is the *physical touch* that I crave.  Two years back when I got sick, the store owner from whom I buy fruits, came to see me and sat by my bedside and cried. When your Mom fell down few days back while on her morning walk, our local grocer saw her and immediately got his car to rush her home as he knows where I live. Would I have that 'human' touch if everything became online? Why would I want everything delivered to me and force me to interact with just my computer? I like to know the person that I'm dealing with and not just the 'seller'.  It creates bonds and relationships. Does online deliver all this as well?
Technology isn't Life .
Spend time with People .. Not with Devices - Something to think about!

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