Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norm Miller rose in the Ontario Legislature on March 19 to tell MPPs about the Ontario 55+ Winter Games held in Huntsville and to thank the volunteers involved in the event.
Nearly 900 Ontarians between ages 55 and 86 came together at the games, taking part in alpine and cross-country skiing, skating, badminton, volleyball, table tennis, hockey, curling, bowling and duplicate bridge. Miller recognized Huntsville Mayor Scott Aitchison and the town council for applying to host the games for the second time. While Huntsville was host, events took place in Burk’s Falls, Bracebridge and Gravenhurst as well.
“Events like this don’t come together without a lot of hard work,” Miller said. “I want to thank the organizing committee chair Fran Coleman and general manager Sheri Renaud for all of their work.”
Miller also thanked volunteer co-chairs Wendy McConnell and RuthAnn Cook, events chair Kelly Haywood, sport technical co-chairs John Cowan and Jonathan Percival, accommodation co-chairs Steve Carr and Jennifer Brockett, and medical co-chairs Emma Love and Angie Paulsen.
He also mentioned local businesses, including sponsors like Drive Muskoka dealerships and the Downtown Huntsville BIA, to thank them for supporting the work that went into the games.