2018 Canada Games Bulletin #3


Canada 55+ Games Saint John 2018

The 2018 Canada Games in Saint John, New Brunswick are a little over four months away and counting! Have you registered or considering attending?

Registration opened March 1st and to date approximately 150 Nova Scotians have committed to attend the Games.

Opening Ceremonies are scheduled for the morning of August 21st at Harbour Station.

Closing Ceremonies will take place at Harbour Station as well, on Friday August 24th. Transportation will be provided to and from these special events if you are staying at one of the host hotels and/or accommodations identified by the Host Committee. Further details will be forthcoming when available.


The process for registering at the Senior Games in Saint John is based on the following criteria:  To have participated in the 2017 Nova Scotia 55+ Games in Lunenburg County. Then, in order of merit, Gold medal winners will be given first choice to go to the Canada Games, followed by Silver medal winners second choice, Bronze medal winners third choice, those who participated in the 2017 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 Canada Senior Games.

The opportunity for Nova Scotian’s to register is as follows:

March 1 – Registration opens for Gold Medal Winners – In events where only one team per category is permitted i.e. Curling, it is important that teams register immediately.
March 23 – Registration opens for Gold and Silver Winners where 2 or more entries in an event are permitted.
April 13 – Registration opens for Gold, Silver and Bronze Winners.
May 4 – At this point registration opens on a first come, first served basis for any team or individual who participated in the 2017 Nova Scotia Games and/or any Nova Scotia resident to apply, depending on space available in any event until the deadline of May 25th.

Medal winners are reminded that once the date of your timeline has passed and you have not returned your registration form complete with payment, your participation in a particular event, is no longer guaranteed. Some events only permit two/three participants. Once these spots are filled, they are filled.

To initiate registration please contact me at brian.r@bellaliant.net or call 902 523-5590 and I will forward a copy to you. The registration process, requires completed registration forms with payment be returned to me by mail. Remember to complete and retain your ‘Health Form’ and bring it with you to the Games.

New shirts

A new look with both a men’s and ladies style in a blue with white trim are being made available/offered for $25.00. Please include payment in your registration if you intend to purchase a shirt. They will be available upon arrival in Saint John.


Please be advised that schedules for each event will be made available after registration closes across the country. The CSGA have a mandate to provide each participant with the opportunity to enjoy as much competition within the events over the course of the Games that is responsibly safe, enjoyable and possible. Your patience is very much appreciated.


Accommodations in Saint John are filling up and becoming more difficult to secure. To that end, NS has identified a facility in Rothesay called the ‘Villa Madonna Retreat House’ that has approximately 30 rooms available ranging in price from $65.00 to $85.00 including breakfast. For more information on this facility call 1 506 849-5125 or1 866 783-3300 and ask for Diane.
Questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at brian.r@bellaliant.net  or 902 523-5590

Brian Richardson
CSGA Director/NS Team Co-ordinator