Southeast Connection District

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If there is an activity that you wish our committee to organize – LET US KNOW!

We are a group of volunteers that work together to bring active living opportunities to residents of south east Saskatchewan. You can attend workshops to learn new skills to enable you to participate in activities in your community as well as prepare you for the 55+ Games.

If you are interested in joining our group of volunteers, help is always appreciated.  Our activities are held in various communities such as Radville, Carnduff, Stoughton, Estevan, Montmartre and Weyburn.  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 contact, Margaret @ 306-842-4807 or email -



Welcome to new members who joined the Southeast Connection District as well as the members who renewed their membership. A reminder that the Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association membership (with voting privileges) is open to all Saskatchewan residents 50 years of age and older.  Associate membership (with no voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting) is available to Saskatchewan residents 49 years of age and younger.  It is important to register even if you are not planning to take part in the Games as that way we can keep in touch with you and you will receive word of any workshops or clinics which we plan.  To obtain a membership contact Janet Shillington at 306-482-3391.  Current members, please let us know of any change of address, phone number and e-mail address. We want you to continue to receive your Newsletter and Schedule of Events.

The membership fee in SSFA is $5.00 plus the administration fee of $1.00 for a total of $6.00. 


Executive Committee

President  Vacant  
Vice-President Vacant  
Secretary Marguerite Black 306-482-3676 (Carnduff)
Treasurer Ernie Schenher 306-842-2602 (Weyburn)


Members at Large

Program Coordinator Margaret Gailing-Stepp 306-842-4807 (Weyburn)
Membership  Janet Shillington 306-482-3391 (Carnduff)
Directors at Large Bev Vande Sype 306-869-2509 (Radville
  Agnes Pitre 306-842-5674 (Weyburn)
  Dorothy Knoch 306-457-2824 (Stoughton)
  Gwen Veer 306-457-3583 (Stoughton)
SSFA Board Rep. Fred Lowenberger 306-781-4224 (Pilot Butte)
Provincial Advisor Margaret Gailing-Stepp 306-842-4807 (Weyburn)



Let's Get Active - You Can Do It!

WORKSHOPS AND CLINICS offer you an opportunity to learn or enhance skills so that you can participate in activities in your community.  If you have an interest in other activities not listed, please let us know.

Nordic Pole Walking – October 2016
Benefits of Walking – October 2016

Two Person Stick Curling is planned for January, 2017 at the Stoughton Curling rink.  Contact Margaret (306-842-4807) for more information. 


If you are interested in playing pickleball, you can join the group that meets during the winter months every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 8:00 to 10:00am at Knox Fellowship Hall, 136, 2nd. St. NE in Weyburn.  For more information, Call Janice at 306-861-2685. 


Pickleball started in about 1965 in Seattle and spread across the USA. Now it is sweeping across Canada, led by snowbirds when they return home.

It appeals to all ages, so youth can compete vigorously and grandparents can play with grandkids. It is played on a court similar to a badminton court with the net height similar to tennis. The paddle is similar to the size and shape used for table tennis and the ball is a large plastic one with holes. The game is played to 11 points.  Pickleball Canada was founded in 2006 and now has Board members from almost every province. We encourage you to visit the website to learn how the game is played.  Pickleball has been an event in the SSFA 55+ Games since 2011.  



You are invited to join SSFA participants for fun and friendly competition in the District games in the April and May, 2017. More information to follow.


The Host Community has not been announced.


To be held in Saint John, New Brunswick. More detail to follow. 


During the month of May, district events included Whist, 5 pin bowling, cribbage, pickleball, whist, shuffleboard, golf and poetry & short story writing.  Ninety-seven members participated in various events held in Weyburn, Radville, Stoughton and Carnduff.


On July 5 – 6, twenty-eight participants attended the games in the Battlefords and competed in five pin bowling, cribbage, golf, pickleball and short story, winning 2 Gold, 8 Silver and 2 Bronze for a total of 12 medals.

For medal results for District and Provincial Games:



Eleven participants attended the games in Brampton, Ontario, August 16 – 19. The 75+ Bowling Team consisting of Janet Shillington, Marguerite Black, Mable Glennie (from Carnduff), Caroline Mandziak (Lipton) and Mildred Sandiford (Weyburn) won Silver.

Congratulations to all participants who competed in the District, Provincial and the Canada Games – You are all winners. 

Medal winners from all districts:

Check the FINAL RESULTS of the 2016 Provincial 55+ Games (Battlefords)

Check the FINAL RESULTS of the 2016 Canada 55+ Games (Brampton, Ontario)


Quote: "I will do my best today, and leave tomorrow for tomorrow."


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