Canada Games Bulletin #1


Greetings Everyone,

First and fore most I would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” to, all folks that recently attended the Nova Scotia 55+ Provincial Games in Antigonish. Your participation contributed significantly to the 2019 Games overall success! I would also like to shout out “Congratulations” to, all the medal winners. The CSGA and the NS 55+ Games Society believes that every Canadian individual aged 55 years and over has the fundamental right to the opportunities for enrichment, fulfilment and improved quality of life and health provided through participation in a broad variety of recreation, sport and organized games activities. We hope that your expectations were recently met in Antigonish.

Kamloops, BC, billed as the ‘Tournament Capital of Canada’ will be hosting the next Canadian Senior Games in August 25 – 28th, 2020. Having recently visited this wonderful city in Western Canada I had the opportunity to meet many of the members of the ‘Games Host Committee’. They are already extremely busy in their preparations for the arrival of upwards of 2000 participants/non-participants to the Games. Twenty-Five events over 4 days! From what I was able to view, their venues for hosting these Games are incredible. Will you be there?

The opportunity for Nova Scotians to participate at the Senior Games in Kamloops is based on the following criteria: To have participated in the 2019 Nova Scotia 55+ Games in Antigonish. Then, in order of merit, Gold medal winners will be given first choice to go to the 2020 Games, followed by Silver medal winners second choice, Bronze medal winners third choice, those who participated in the 2019 Nova Scotia Games but did not medal fourth choice, and finally if our quota is still not full then open to any Nova Scotia resident to apply. This practice of selection has always been followed in advancing to the Canadian Senior Games. Information regarding travel, accommodations, etc. will be forthcoming as it unfolds

Exciting news for all Pickleball participants and Women Ice Hockey players! The CSGA has now recognized the Pickleball Canada Organization and the International Federation of Pickleball Player Skill Ratings and categories. (Official International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) rules as adopted by Pickleball Canada Organization (PCO) will apply.) (More to follow.) Also, Women’s Ice Hockey has added a 60+ Division.

All interested participants are encouraged to follow the Nova Scotia 55+ Game Society website for updates on when, how and who to contact regarding the ‘Registration’ process for the 2020 Games.

Brian Richardson
CSGA VP/Director
NS Team Co-ordinator

The 2019 Nova Scotia 55+ Games in Antigonish


The NOVA SCOTIA 55+ Games will be held in Antigonish from August 1—3, 2019**

** The Curling Event will take place October 17-19. 2019 at the Highlander Curling Club in Antigonish.


Antigonish has a wide range of accommodations that will suit your needs. From Bed and Breakfasts to larger hotels, you can find a comfortable place to stay while visiting Antigonish.

Onsite Location

St. Francis Xavier University offers a variety of accommodations with amenities like onsite laundry, shared gourmet kitchens, and more. For information on how to book your stay at St.FX during the games, click here. For questions regarding booking, contact:

Taylor MacIntyre
Event Coordinator, Conferences & Special Events

Additional Options


Registration forms will be available at the end of February 2019. Stay tuned to our website for details:


(**this list is tentative until our registration form is finalized)

Mens Hockey
Womens Hockey
Track and Field
Mountain Biking
8–Ball Pool

Progressive 45’s
Washer Toss
Contract Bridge
Duplicate Bridge
Curling (to be played October 17-19, 2019)


5km Run
10km Run


Disc Golf

Antigonish hosting Nova Scotia 55+ Games July 31 to Aug. 3

Antigonish hosting Nova Scotia 55+ Games July 31 to Aug. 3

ANTIGONISH, N.S. - It’s not quite to the scale of last summer’s national Special Olympic Summer Games coming to Antigonish, but it’s a “big deal,” and will see a large influx of people visiting the area in the midst of the summer season.

The provincial 2019 Nova Scotia 55+ Games will take place in Antigonish and surrounding area from July 31 to Aug. 3; coincidentally, the exact dates of last year’s Special Olympic event.