Ontario Senior Games - 2011

Winterfest in Haliburton, Ontario

Feb 15-17, 2011

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:

ODBA congratulates all four team members for representing Ottawa East District 6 and for their well earned medals!

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: odbaweb@gmail.com if you are interested to join the team for the next Ontario Senior games.