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Seniors Games in full swing at Victoria Landing

Spectators watch the bocce ball tournament during the fifth annual All Seniors Care Seniors Games at Victoria Landing on Wednesday.

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Spectators watch the bocce ball tournament during the fifth annual All Seniors Care Seniors Games at Victoria Landing on Wednesday. (BRUCE BUMSTEAD/BRANDON SUN)

Teena Zachanowich bowls during the bocce ball tournament. Twenty residents competed in Wednesday’s events as part of a week of physical activities at the retirement residence.

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Teena Zachanowich bowls during the bocce ball tournament. Twenty residents competed in Wednesday’s events as part of a week of physical activities at the retirement residence. (BRUCE BUMSTEAD/BRANDON SUN)

Victoria Landing health and wellness director Claudia Nohr measures a shot during the bocce ball tournament on Wednesday.

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Victoria Landing health and wellness director Claudia Nohr measures a shot during the bocce ball tournament on Wednesday. (BRUCE BUMSTEAD/BRANDON SUN)

Sochi? Well, not quite.

But while the 2014 Olympic Winter Games are just beginning, the fifth annual All Seniors Care Seniors Games are in full swing this week at 20 All Seniors Care residences across Canada, including Victoria Landing in Brandon.

Thousands of seniors in Brandon, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Stratford, Ont., Ottawa and the Gatineau, Que., area are participating in a wide range of sports and games that are good for the body and mind.

Activities in the Brandon Games include the Walk and Roll Challenge, Wii Bowling, Wii Golf, Floor Shuffleboard, Bocce Ball, Billiards, Quiddler, Canadian Trivia and Crib.

It’s a great example of "seniors getting active using up-to-date technology to do so," said Claudia Nohr, health and wellness director at Victoria Landing retirement residence.

No, it’s not the four-man bobsled or figure skating, but with some competitors well into their ninth decade, a hallway walking event shouldn’t be sneered at. Which is probably why some residents start their "training" well before Christmas.

Competitors’ ages range from early 70s to late 90s.

And just like the real Olympics, results matter.

"Every day a gold, silver and bronze medal will be awarded to the top scoring player in each activity," Nohr said.

It’s now the fifth year for the Games, which were originally formed in advance of the Vancouver Olympics in 2010.

"We thought, ‘Let’s hold our own version of the Olympics,’" said Sherelle Pullman, senior regional director of health and wellness for All Seniors Care.

Opening ceremonies for the Games at Victoria Landing were held Monday afternoon. The closing ceremonies will be held Friday at 4 p.m.

» Submitted, with files from the Winnipeg Free Press

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 6, 2014

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Sochi? Well, not quite.

But while the 2014 Olympic Winter Games are just beginning, the fifth annual All Seniors Care Seniors Games are in full swing this week at 20 All Seniors Care residences across Canada, including Victoria Landing in Brandon.

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But while the 2014 Olympic Winter Games are just beginning, the fifth annual All Seniors Care Seniors Games are in full swing this week at 20 All Seniors Care residences across Canada, including Victoria Landing in Brandon.

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