Sandspit hosts seniors’ winter games

  • Mar. 6, 2006 2:00 p.m.

Submitted by Pat Carrie Smith for the Sandspit Seniors–On Saturday, March 25, seniors can participate in indoor and outdoor games, enjoy a catered lunch and other refreshments, enter a baking contest, and have a chance to win one of many exciting donated prizes. Bus transportation and ferry tickets will be provided. The games begin with the arrival of the bus at about 10:40 am.
Events include carpet bowling, a bicycle poker run, archery, bocce on the beach, darts, Mexican train dominoes, a baseball card game, golf “best ball”, a scavenger hunt, whist, scrabble, mah jong, sudoku, and an “Oh hell” card game. Some outdoor games are weather dependent.
A featured event will be the baking contest. Bring your best squares, cookies, or cakes. Participants and volunteers will taste and vote for their favourites.
An awards ceremony will be held in the afternoon to present prizes and medals to games winners, and some draws for other prizes. Medals are being crafted in Sandspit of seashells with gold and silver leaf. Sandspit has received many outstanding prizes from merchants all over the islands-the Sandspit Seniors’ Club thanks all of the participating business for your contributions!
A bus will pick up passengers in Old Massett at 8:00 am, Masset at 8:10, Port at 8:50, Tlell at 9:10, and Skidegate Landing at 9:45. It will take the 10:00 am ferry to Sandspit. In the afternoon, the bus will leave Sandspit at 4:00 pm, and will finish in Old Massett at 6:30 pm.
The games events will be coordinated at the Sandspit Community Hall, and some of the games will be held at other locations, with transportation provided. Lunch, refreshments, and awards ceremonies will take place at the hall.
For bus pickup points and any other information, contact your local seniors’ branch: Queen Charlotte, Fran Fowler (559-4691) or Mavis Mark (559-4209); Skidegate, Pearle Pearson (559-4514); Port /Tlell, Dez & Bunny Decembrini (557-4436); Masset, Flo Purdue (626-3750); Old Massett, Adult Day Program (626-9366). In Sandspit you can call Alice Cervo (637-2347) or Carole Bowler (637-2394). To volunteer help out, please call the Sandspit organizers.
Come on over, seniors, and help make this a fun second annual event!