About Nova Scotia 55+ Games

The Nova Scotia 55+ Games Society was formed in November of 2003 under the initiative of the Nova Scotia Senior Citizen’s Secretariat (now known as the NS Dept. of Seniors). In February of 2004 we were incorporated under the Nova Scotia Societies Act.

Like the CANADA 55+ GAMES ASSOCIATION, our mission is to bring together individuals from across the province, aged 55+, to an event featuring games of both physical and mental challenges, and at the same time provide a venue emphasizing social interaction. Through bi-annual Nova Scotia 55+ Games, as well as support for any other like games at the Regional, Zone or community levels, the Society encourages a healthier and more active lifestyle for older adults in Nova Scotia

In order to provide a degree of competitiveness into the Nova Scotia 55+ Games, the province has been divided into regions as defined below. Each Region has two or three Directors on the Societies board. These Directors are the coordinators for each of the regions when it comes to organizing their teams for the provincial games and can also be contacted for advice if individual communities need assistance in setting up local games.

It must be emphasized that we are not necessarily looking for the elite athletes in each activity, but there is nothing stopping them from participating as long as they are willing to having a good time – which, after all, is our main objective.

 

Region Boundaries

The six regions of Nova Scotia, as mentioned above, are further defined as follows:

Highlands
Guysborough, Antigonish and Pictou counties

Central
Halifax Regional municipality and Halifax county

Fundy
Cumberland and Colchester counties; East Hants district

Valley
Kings, Annapolis and Digby counties; West Hants and Clare districts

South Shore
Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens and Lunenburg counties

Cape Breton
All of Cape Breton

 

Board of Directors

Effective and revised as of November 7, 2017, our Board of Directors consists of the following officers and directors.

Jerome Tanner
President
jtanner@ns.sympatico.ca
902.543.1380

Brian Richardson
Past President
brian.r@bellaliant.net
902.523.5590

Regina Tate
Treasurer
tater@ns.sympatico.ca
902.386.2914 Anne Murray
Director at Large
annemurray@bellaliant.net
902.681.2778

Janice Coyle
Director – Central Region
janicecoyle@hotmail.com
902.826.7732

Dave Winault
Director – South Shore Region
davewinaut@eastlink.ca
902.354.4760

Eddie Thimot
Director – Valley Region
902.769.3285

Terry Gilroy
Vice President
natya@ns.sympatico.ca
902.667.5972

Kathie NeuOrgan
Secretary
kdneuorgan@gmail.com
902.457.4659

Bob Macleod
Director at Large
bob.regina@ns.sympatico.ca
902.755.2929

Annemieke Vink
Director - Central Region
av@eastlink.ca
902.446.0830

Bruce MacArthur
Director – Valley Region
bdmac@bellaliant.net
902.681.0791

Larry Armstrong
Director – Fundy Region
902.895.5224