WC Seniors’ Games ends with a banquet

FITZROY HARBOUR – After a month of sport, games and friendly competition, the West Carleton Seniors’ Games ended with a delicious lunch on May 31.

More than 65 seniors attended the closing banquet held at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre. More than 82 registered for the games which started April 29 and participated in at least one of the 14 activities.

Coun. Eli El-Chantiry a special guest, was more than happy to say a few words.

“Good morning and thank you for the invite,” he said.

He updated the attendees on the flooding situation and brought some free tickets to the Mayor’s Canada Day Seniors’ Breakfast.

El-Chantiry was given a round of applause for his flood relief efforts.

“He has to be on something,” Fitzroy Harbour Seniors’ President Dave Rockbourne said.

Kinburn Seniors’ President Judith Waddell complimented the chefs.

“That was a terrific meal and we enjoyed it very much,” she said.

She then introduced the afternoon’s entertainment, musician Roxy Swan, who soon had several of the female attendees hitting the dance floor.

West Carleton Senior Council President Jim Wilson, who organized the games spoke to West Carleton about the event.

He said the flooding affected the annual event this year.

“It was an odd year,” Wilson said.

Although the number of registrants was the same as the previous year.

“One of the new events was Trivia Night held at the Constance Bay Legion on May 6.

“I think they enjoyed it,” Wilson said. “They said it was harder than they expected.”

Despite the oddness, Wilson said the whole event was a success.

“I think it went very well,” he said. “We’ve been doing it forever. It’s a great way to meet the other senior clubs.”

While honours are given for all the events, the most important award is the oldest senior. To qualify the senior must have participated in two events.

This year there was a tie with Glenn Jamieson and Jean McCarron taking the honours.