55 Plus Games


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2 MANITOBA 55+ GAMES presented by PLAYNOW | SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2022 BY TODD LEWYS A fter a two-year absence, people were really missing the Manitoba 55+ Games. That message was driven home early in the New Year, says Karyn Heidrick, Manitoba 55+ Games Coordinator. "People started calling early this year asking if the Games were going to be held in-person," she recalls. "We received a lot of inquiries." Much to her delight, she was able to answer in the affirmative. To say the least, that news was very welcome after the Games had to take a two-year hiatus due to the never-ending COVID-19 pandemic. "Contestants are jazzed and are really looking forward to seeing people they haven't seen for two years," says Heidrick. "Everyone really missed the in-person version of the Games." Little wonder, as the Games are as much about camaraderie as they are about competition. While people enjoy the competition, they may enjoy the socializing even more – especially after the seemingly endless winter that everyone has had to endure. "We want to bring everyone back together to celebrate the Games in a safe setting." - Karyn Heidrick, Manitoba 55+ Games Coordinator It's GAME TIME! After a two-year wait, participants are ready to put their best foot forward in track events. (Photos courtesy of Active Aging in Manitoba)

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