Boasting a turnout of about 300 players divided among 38 teams from across Saskatchewan, the Minto Bowl was hopping over two days this week.
Helping launch their annual Saskatchewan Seniors Association Bowling Tournament with opening remarks during a banquet on Sunday, Mayor Greg Dionne opened the annual event, praising the seniors for their efforts.
“We lobby the provincial government on (seniors) behalf,” the event’s key organizer Sheila Righi explained, listing concerns such as affordable housing, health care and pensions.
While the event was a fundraiser for seniors’ concerns, it also proved a great deal of fun, Jack Payne said after his Canwood team took the victory by 433 pins over the Prince Albert area-based Go-Getters.
It helps stave off Alzheimer’s and dementia -- keeping (seniors) involved in all areas. - Event organizer Sheila Righi
“It’s always a fun event,” he said, crediting Righi with having organized a smoothly-run two days.
The Canwood team is an amalgamation of a handful of teams in the small community of those who are able to make the trip out to Prince Albert.
The local seniors group of bowlers is very active at the Minto Bowl, Righi said, frequenting the centre every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday night.
“It helps stave off Alzheimer’s and dementia -- keeping (seniors) involved in all areas,” she said, adding that the mental physical and social capacities are all satiated through bowling.
To join the seniors group, prospective members can call the Minto Bowling Centre and Lounge at 763-3177.