Four players from the Ottawa District Badminton Association participated in the Ontario Senior Winter Games hosted by the Haliburton Highlands. Although only a small number of players attended the games, the results were most gratifying for ODBA. Both teams won medals as follows:
This is the 1st time ODBA players have participated in the Ontario Senior Winter Games and would love to send representatives in future games. The games were well organized and executed. The province of Ontario provided the initial $250,000.00 to put on the games with an additional $50,000.00 from private sponsors. Approximately 900 athletes participated in ten events and the Haliburton Highlands was the perfect backdrop for the games. The organizing committee did a tremendous job to ensure everyone was taken care of from accommodations, food, bussing, and of course excellent venues for all sports. A special thank you must be given to the 350 volunteers who made Winterfest 2011 possible for without their commitment the games would not been the success that it was this year.
ODBA is looking forward to the next Ontario Senior Games to be held in Brampton August 14 to 16, 2012. It is hoped that ODBA will be able to put together a full team of 55+ and 65+ players.
Results: of all sports
Pictures: taken by the organizer ... more pictures: taken by the ODBA player
The official website of Ontario Senior Games Association: www.ontarioseniorgames.ca
The official website of Winterfest: www.winterfest2011.com
the website of Haliburton: www.fyihaliburton.com
Please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested to join the team for the next Ontario Senior games.