Southeast Connection District

For general information about this district email southeast.connection@ssfa.ca.

WELCOME to our website!  If you find an event or workshop that interests you – JOIN US!

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 - m.gailing@sasktel.net

 

Membership

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
  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)

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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. 

Pickleball:

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. 

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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.  

 

2018 DISTRICT GAMES

 

You are invited to join SSFA participants for fun and friendly competition.  For detailed information, click Schedule of Events – 55+ District Games.

 

2018 PROVINCIAL GAMES

The Moose Jaw Host Committee will host the  55+ Games, July 10 to12 and the events offered are as follows: Bocce, five pin bowling, contract and duplicate bridge, cribbage, golf, kaiser, lawn bowling, pickleball, poetry & short story writing, scrabble, shuffleboard (bank), slo-pitch, 8 ball, swimming, tennis, track & field and whist.  Registration fee for Competitors and Non-Competitors is $40.00 each.  You must register with the District Event Coordinator at your District Games.  The list of Accommodations is provided on the home page.
 

2018 CANADA 55+ GAMES

The Canada 55+ Games will be held in Saint John, NB on August 21 to 24, 2018. Refer to www.canada55plusgames.comor search http://canada55plussj.ca/  or www.facebook.com/2018sj55plus for event information.

SASKATCHEWAN designated hotel is CHATEAU SAINT JOHN (1-877-772-4040). 

Air Canadais the official airline of the 2018 Canada 55+ Games. They are offering a 15% discount off flex fares and up.  To book, simply go to aircanada.com and add the code 37RQDDZ1.  The discount applies 7 days pre and post event date.

Check the websites for information as we get closer to the event. 

 

2016 PROVINCIAL 55+ GAMES (BATTLEFORDS)

For medal results for District and Provincial Games:

Click on: RESULTS - 2016 55+ GAMES MEDAL WINNERS
 

2016 CANADA 55+ GAMES

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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