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The Olympics get the green light at PWL Peace River

July 24th, 2020

The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo may have been postponed due to COVID-19, but residents of Points West Living Peace River got to hold their own Seniors Olympics, in-community. The event ran the week of July 6th and had all sorts of events, and a closing (awards) ceremony.

Everyone had a blast

“We had three teams (blue, green, and red) made up of residents and employee care partners,” says recreation coordinator Cathy Pollard. “Everyone was joining in whether for one event or all of them, and everyone had a blast.”

On Monday July 6, a bean bag toss game was held in the courtyard with lots of residents taking part and/or cheering on their favourites. The second day included card games and horse races (large dice game moving horse game pieces along a track laid out on the floor).

Enthusiastic cheering

“On Wednesday there was bowling in the main dining hall,” Cathy says. “You could hear everyone cheering no matter where you were in the building! Thursday included billiards and some more bowling seeing as how it was such a hit the previous day.”

Awards ceremony

Then on Friday, the awards ceremony was held. “Our GM David Haastrup, Wellness Supervisor Zoliaka Apiako, and Community Mentor Dana Burr all helped out to hand out our awards and certificates,” says Cathy. “There was recognition for the best bean bag toss, horse races, card games, bowling, and the best shot for billiards. There was a little something special for the winning team.”

Photo: Resident Theresa Vitanovec tosses a bean bag while Hildegaard Campsall (left) and General Manager David Haastrup look on, at PWL Peace River’s Seniors Olympics, held the week of July 6, 2020.

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