Retirees stay active with Seniors Olympics, trips

By Patrick Raftis in Community, Health & Fitness, People, Places, Events, & History
Minto Mayor George Bridge (back row, centre) is pictured with participants and organizers of the Minto Retirees Activities Group Seniors Olympics.

Minto Mayor George Bridge (back row, centre) is pictured with participants and organizers of the Minto Retirees Activities Group Seniors Olympics.

The Minto Retirees Activity Group (MRAG) has had a busy summer, beginning with the second annual Seniors Olympics held in June.
The event began with refreshments and a get-aquatinted session, before participants divided into groups for the different activities Some went off to play shuffleboard at the Harriston Seniors Court, others to trail walk in Palmerston. The rest stayed at the Legion and played euchre.
After a great lunch put on by the Harriston Legion Ladies, local Olympic hopeful Paisley Perrie spoke to the group about her competitive speed skating experiences.
Fran Dawson put the group through some exercises to provide motivation for the afternoon sessions, which included lawn bowling, pepper, solo, bingo and scrabble.
The next activity the seniors took part in was the boat trip down the Grand River, On June 29 a busload of seniors from the area took off for another day of food fun and fellowship & great entertainment put on by a group of young people called the Blazing Fiddles. The event included a leisurely cruise down the Grand River, lunch and entertainment.
The group is currently planning a Credit Valley Explorer Train Trip on October 6. The group is also planning a trip to Sarnia for a concert and to view the lights on November 26. For information on MRAG trips and activities contact Ross Wilkie, 338-3707.

Shuffleboard was among the more popular events at the Seniors Olympics in Minto this summer.

Shuffleboard was among the more popular events at the Seniors Olympics in Minto this summer.