Drumheller gets nod for 55-plus Games

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

It’s of­fi­cial. Drumheller will be the site of the 2016 55-Plus Games Fes­ti­val event this fall.

re­ported in its Fe­bru­ary 24 edi­tion, The Big Coun­try Se­nior Sports So­ci­ety (BCSSS) had made a bid for Drumheller to host the games. The fes­ti­val events in­clude some com­pe­ti­tions that are not based solely on ath­letic abil­ity, such as cards.

“It is very ex­cit­ing to bring the games to Drumheller and area,” said Linda Traquair, vice pres­i­dent of BCSSS.

The event will go Septem- ber 29 to Oc­to­ber 2. They are look­ing at both stag­ing the com­pe­ti­tion events as well as wel­com­ing cer­e­monies and ban­quet to pro­vide so­cial time. The event could at­tract be­tween 400 and 500 com­peti­tors, and has ob­vi­ous ben­e­fits for the com­mu­nity.

“Ho­tels , c am p - grounds , cater­ers and restau­ra­teurs could all ben­e­fit,” said Traquair. “We will also be look­ing at op­por­tu­ni­ties for res­i­dents and mer­chants to par­tic­i­pate and con­trib­ute.”

Watch for fur­ther de­tails in the com­ing days and weeks in The Drumheller


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