Almost 65 athletes from Hamilton and its surrounding communities are hoping to bring gold to the city over the next two days.
They are competing in the Ontario Senior Games taking place in Hamilton today (August 15) and tomorrow (August 16). Competitors from across Ontario have converged on the Steel City and last night the Games opening ceremonies took place at McMaster University. About 1,500 participants have qualified for the games. Competitors, who must be 55 years and older, qualified through regional playdowns.
Competitors from the Hamilton and Wentworth districts include the following:
Dorothy Laidman, Bob Harris, Jerry Shea, Irene McIntosh, Anna Shea, John Rekiel Sr., William Yearwood, Lillian Lawrence, Maggie Swilenky, Muriel Bell.
Florence Shields, Trix Harrison, Mae Watson, Myrtle Folkes, Irene O’Connor.
Bernice Dougherty, Jim Filators, Ira Filators.
Ted Reinholdt, Ken Jones, Anne Pennington, Roy Pennington.
Bernie Shaw, Rodney Blackman, Sharyn Wilson, Yvonne Liebhart.
Pat Dumayne, Peter Ardell (Mens, 0-14), Paul Jeppesen, James J. Woodcroft (Mens, callaway), Wilma Jeppesen (Womens, 15-26), Ruth Roe (Womens, 26-35), Shirley Glauser, Miriam Babcock (Womens, callaway).
John Meyer, Nancy Meyer, William Elsby, Patricia Elsby.
Mary Smithson, Molly Cressman (100m Prediction, 65+), Eleanor Daub (25m Sprint, 65+), Mary Lou Weir (200m Prediction, 55+), Yien Yun Kao (25m Sprint, 65+), Anne Costello (25m Sprint, 75+), Marion Fletcher (50m Sprint, 55+).
Mavis Malkin, Agnes Finnis.
Ronald MacDonald, Joan Jervis, William Mair.
Bev Braithwaite, Don Michel.
Larry Markle, Steve Lambourne.
Gerald Walsham, George Koblyk (Men’s Doubles – 65+), Wayne Saigeon, Brigitte Schulze (Mixed Doubles – 65+), Lois Hitchcock, Jill Marshall (Women’s Doubles – 65+).
June Seawright, Robert Lewis (Prediction, 3k).
Hamilton Coordinator Marg Koropatnicki
Wentworth Coordinator Janet Waltham.
Venues and schedule of games for today and tomorrow is:
Card Games, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Swimming, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Carpet bowling, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH #163, Upper Wentworth
Darts, 9:10 a.m. – 3:55 p.m.
HAMILTON HORSESHOE CLUB, 170 Brockley Drive
Horseshoes, 9 a.m – 4 p.m.
SHERWOOD CENTRE, Fennell Avenue East
Five Pin Bowling, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m
CHEDOKE BOCCE CLUB
Bocce, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
ROSEDALE TENNIS CLUB &
F.H. SHERMAN CENTRE (Dofasco Park)
Tennis, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
ROSELAWN BOWLING CLUB, Gage Park
Lawnbowling, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
F.H. SHERMAN CENTRE (Dofasco Park), Stoney Creek
Floor Shuffleboard 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Prediction Walking 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Basketball Shoot (Demo) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m
CHEDOKE GOLF CLUB (Beddoe Course), Aberdeen Avenue
Tuesday (Ladies) 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday (Men’s) 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
KINGS FOREST GOLF COURSE, Greenhill Avenue
Tuesday (Men’s) 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday (Women’s) 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.