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Brantford and County of Brant preparing to host Ontario 55-plus Summer Games

City of BrantfordBrantford and County of Brant preparing to host Ontario 55-plus Summer Games

The countdown is on for the 2023 Ontario 55+ Summer Games, which will be co-hosted this summer by the City of Brantford and the County of Brant, from August 9 to 11, 2023.

Residents and visitors are invited to attend a 99 Days Out Celebration on Wednesday May 3, 2023 at Beckett Recreation Centre (219
Colborne Street, Brantford) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to learn more about the Games.

Hosted by the Games Organizing Committee, the 99 Days Out Celebration will feature sport demonstrations, information about volunteer opportunities, an unveiling of the gold, silver and bronze medal designs, and photo opportunities with PACHI, the Games Ontario Mascot. The FREE event will also offer attendees hands-on opportunities to try some of the sports that will be showcased during the Games.

The Ontario 55+ Games, delivered in partnership with the Ontario Senior Games Association, is a celebration of active living that is hosted every year, alternating between winter and summer, for individuals 55 years of age or older. Having cancelled the 2021 and 2022 Ontario 55+ Winter Games due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Brantford and the County of Brant were offered the opportunity to co-host the 2023 Ontario 55+ Summer Games in August 2023.

For more information about the 99 Days Out Celebration or the Brantford-County of Brant 2023 Ontario 55+ Summer Games, visit BrantfordBrantGames.ca or call 519-759-4150.

Games Ontario
The Ontario 55+ Summer Games is supported by the Ontario Government through its Games Ontario program. This program delivers and supports multi-sport events, including the Ontario Winter and Summer Games for youth, the Ontario 55+ Winter and Summer Games and the Ontario Parasport Games.

Ontario 55+ Summer Games
The Ontario 55+ Summer Games were first delivered in 1986 by the City of Kitchener under the name ‘Activefest’. Since then, the Games have grown to over 1,400 participants competing in 19 sports. The Brantford County of Brant 2023 Ontario 55+ Summer Games will be the 19th edition. The Games are delivered in partnership with the Ontario Senior Games Association.

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