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 exciting and numerous 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 agreat time to get involved with the Regina Sport District and learn more about taking part in all that is happening in 2019.  All districts will be holding local games in the spring of this year.  

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

SSFA PROVINCIAL 55+ GAMES WILL BE HELD IN PRINCE ALBERT, JUNE 16, 17 & 18, 2020

CANADA 55+ GAMES WILL BE HELD IN KAMLOOPS, B.C., AUGUST 25 to 28, 2020

 

Check out below the exciting FREE Workshops that are coming up in March

Regina Sport District was a busy and fun time for all the members in 2018.  The Regina Sport District had 158 participants take part in the 2018 SSFA Provincial Games in Moose Jaw, July 10 – 12.   Congratulations to all participants.  Click on 2018 Provincial Games Results for the results of the various events.  There were 155 Saskatchewan participants who took part in the 2018 Canada National Games in St. John, New Brunswick; 30 Gold, 26 Silver and 20 Bronze Medals were won in the respective events by Saskatchewan athletes, click on www.ssfa.ca to see the results and again congratulations to all.  Which shows...

YOU CAN DO IT

This is the time to decide which of the following events you want to compete in and start thinking about getting your runners ready and getting in shape, sharpening up your bridge, kaiser or crib talents as well as polishing up those golf clubs. Your one-time $10.00 membership entitles you to participate in most of the activities without any further cost.

Membership Registration Dates for Spring Games Activities

Membership registration dates for the District Games in May/June are listed below. If you are 55+ and would like to participate in our spring games activities, registration forms for any of the events will be available at the time of membership registration. The dates of these events are planned for your convenience. For events that don’t have dates, (TBA) members who state on the registration forms interest in these events, will be contacted when and if they are available. There is definitely something for everyone!  We encourage you to enter several events because most games activities cost nothing more than the $10.00 membership. If you have any questions regarding the events or are interested in volunteering at any of the events, contact Roselyn Veitch at 306 545-5131.

Thursday, March 14

Regina Senior Citizens

Centre, 2404 Elphinstone Street

12:30 - 3:00pm

Wednesday, March 27

Regina Senior Citizens

Centre, 2134 Winnipeg Street

12:30 - 3:30pm

Thursday, April 4

North West Leisure Centre,

1127 N. Arnason Street

12:30 - 3:30pm

Tuesday, April 16

South Leisure Centre, 170

Sunset Drive

9:30am - noon

Get involved either participating or volunteering - meet some new friends and have fun! For any information, contact Roberta French at 306-543-1958.

District Games

All events will be held dependant on number of registrations in each event.  If there is an event that you are interested in participating in that is not listed, let the committee know and any comments will certainly be appreciated.

Date

Event

May 7

Bank Shuffleboard

May 3 - July 26

Bocce Ball

May 13

Kaiser

May 15 8 Ball
May 21 Whist
May 22 Snooker
May 26 Duplicate Bridge
May 28 Crib
June 2 Contract Bridge
Golf TBA
Scrabble TBA
Tennis TBA
Track & Field TBA - see workshop below


YOU CAN DO IT

Upcoming Events

Fundraiser Roast Beef Supper and Social

Come out and renew friendships or make new friends at this special occasion!   Good Food, good fellowship, card games and door prizes.

Place: Living Spirit Centre
3018 Doan Drive (Off Arcola Avenue)
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Doors Open: 5:00 pm
Supper: 6:00 pm
Cost: $25.00
Deadline for tickets Thursday, March 21, 2019

For tickets call: Gord - 545-6693 Doug - 545-2148 Don - 545-5131

MEMBERS AND NON MEMBERS - BRING YOUR FRIENDS ALL WELCOME

FREE FREE FREE

Mature Driving Refresher Course (55+ Drive Alive)

This is a course for a mature driver who is at least 55 years of age.  Mature drivers are a unique group because they have experienced decades of changes to motor vehicles and traffic laws without readily available resources to help them be aware of and understand these changes.  This course will be provided by the Saskatchewan Safety Council to reinforce safe driving habits.  It will increase your confidence when navigating Saskatchewan’s increasing city and highway traffic.  As well, it provides insight into how to adapt your driving habits based on the physical changes your body goes through as it matures.  Some of the topics that will be covered are normal driving situations, hazardous driving environment such as skids, the head on collision, hydroplaning, how to protect yourself while driving; traffic guidance which involves sign recognition and pavement markings; review of safety devices such as seat belts and air bags; medication awareness, vision and effective use of your eyes. 

This course is strictly informational.  There are no required examinations.  Open class environment and there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions that are specific to your driving needs.

Place: Saskatchewan Safety Council
445 Hoffer Drive (off MacDonald St)
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Deadline: Sunday, March 17th, 2019 (Must register)
Cost: Free

Coffee and Water supplied

Suggest bring a lunch.  (One hour lunch break)

For more information and to register, contact Lorraine Hill at 306 949-5574 or don.lorraine@sasktel.net    This class has a limited amount of participants, so register early.

Mah Jongg

Try something new!

Take this opportunity for free to learn about the game of Mah Jongg.  It is a Chinese game of chance, played with 144 tiles.  It is designed to be a game of skill, strategy and calculation. It has become very popular so the Regina Sport District is offering the FREE opportunity to learn and enjoy!

Date: March 21, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Deadline: March 19, 2019 (Must Register)
Contact: ambarss@sasktel.net or Alice at 306 545-2148

Other Free Workshops

The Regina Sport District is looking into holding other workshops in 2019 in order to help members feel more comfortable in taking part in some of the listed activities. 

Some members have indicated they would like to try the throwing events in Track and Field but don’t know anything about it.  Instead of a competition in 2019, we are offering a workshop with a qualified instructor in throwing events.  Then they can have a year to practice and be ready for the 2020 SSFA Games.  Contact Roselyn at 306 545-5131 or rveitch100@sasktel.net  Sign up at registration.

If there are other workshops you would like us to offer, please let us know.

Other Upcoming Events

Curling

2 Person Stick Curling

There is still one more bonspiel to participate in before you put away your curling brooms for the summer.

2019 CAA Travel2-Person Team Stick Curling Provincial Open Championship
April 8th – 10th
Highland Curling Club
Entry Fee: $140.00 (Includes banquet and social)
Limit 48 teams- Men, Women or Mixed. 
Guaranteed 5 Games
Entry Deadline: March 28, 2019
Send roster with cheque payable to:
Highland Curling Club 348 Broad St. Regina Sk. S4R1W9
For More Information: Gord Garratt  306 545-6693
Enter: 306 543-8600 or highlandcurlingclub@accesscomm.ca

Beginner Bridge Lessons Start May 3

Regina Bridge Club invites people who have never played bridge to learn the game during 8 weekly lessons on Fridays, beginning May 3 at 6:30 p.m. at 1440 Broadway Avenue.  Call or email Gaylene at 306-586-7044  gspence@accesscomm.ca for more information. 

Bocce Ball Season Starts in May

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, enjoy some exercise and possibly give the grandchildren some competition coming up this summer. Instruction is always available. There will be a District Games tournament one of the Fridays in May. Contact Doug Barss for more information at

abarss@sasktel.net or 306 545-2148.

Mixed Slo Pitch

The first game will be approximately the middle of May: evaluation for new players will be the first week of May.  Check out www.regina55slopitch.ca  for information to find out how to join this great mixed league.  They play two mornings a week at the 9th Avenue North and Broad Street ball diamonds. 

Northgate Walkers Club

A great way to start the day! This Club is a vibrant group of seniors, age 55+, who come together for fun, fitness and friendship Monday to Friday to walk indoors and participate in the Forever in Motion Fitness Program at the Northgate Mall, 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, supper events 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.

Monthly Meeting

The Regina Sport District holds meetings once a month.  Please contact any of the members listed below to find out when the next meeting is.  Everyone welcome.  No obligation

2019 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

Games Coordinators

Ray Webb, Roselyn Veitch, Roberta Finch, Lorraine Hill

Membership

Roberta French

Fundraising

Gord Garratt

Publicity

Jan Desnoyers

Slo Pitch

Dale Ward and Neil McGregor

Provincial Rep.

Don Veitch Alternate - Roberta French

Provincial Games Registrars

Roberta French and 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 to get out and have fun, this is for you!

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

Following are some pictures of Regina Sport District members participating in some of the 2018 District Games events. 

2018 Gold Medal Stick Curling Provincial Champions

2018 Contract Bridge Winners

2018 Pickelball Competitors

2018 Bank Shuffleboard Winners

2018 Kaiser Winners (1st Time Event)

These are just some of the events that took place.  Check out the link to see winners of other events.

Be sure to check out our website for what is coming up in the spring!

Advertise With Us

Place your logo on our website with a link to yours. Direct inquiries to m.gailing@sasktel.net

Be a Volunteer!

Opportunities are available with the districts for people who want to help the organization grow and serve its members.

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