ElderActive hosts big Spring Gathering

With membership tripling to 670 over the last five years, it only makes sense the ElderActive events would grow too.

With membership tripling to 670 over the last five years, it only makes sense the ElderActive events would grow too.

Over 120 participants — thought to be a record for the event — competed in various events at the Spring Gathering at the Canada Games Centre May 5-6.

“It’s growing every year and we see continued growth in the next two years,” said ElderActive Recreation Association president Tom Parlee.

“It was a very successful Spring Gathering. Pickleball was great — we had over 30 people. It’s a growing sport for us.”

In addition to pickleball — a sports similar to tennis played with paddles on a small court — there was carpet bowling, shuffleboard, floor curling, Scrabble and cribbage.

ElderActive, a non-profit founded in 2000 that promotes active living, plans to send a team to the Alaska International Senior Games this August in Fairbanks. So far about 30 athletes are interested in competing in track and field, bocce, golf and possibly pickleball.

In the fall ElderActive will begin plans to send a team to the Canada 55+ Games next summer in Saint John, N.B. Last summer a Yukon team of 98 attended the bienniel Games in Brampton, Ont., and collected 63 medals.

Contact Tom Patrick at tomp@yukon-news.com

Results

Shuffleboard

1st Kathy Power/Graham MacCannell

2nd Jane Stanyer/David McMurphy

3rd Edna Knight/Kay Goulah

Pickleball division A

1st Brent McLaren/Richard Chambers

2nd Marilyn Mah/ Doug Neill

3rd Ken Kiemele/Bob Lewis

Pickleball division B

1st Paul Warner/ Marion Cowan

2nd Rex Cowan/ Jack Sneider

3rd Heather Sneider/ Roger Hanberg

Carpet bowling

1st Roddy Dale/Elaine Hanulik/Gayle Moffatt/Ron Lister

2nd Dave Boschman/Lois Taylor/Tom Parlee

3rd Judy Lightening/ Dale Gibson/David Robertson

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Premier Sandy Silver, left, and Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley speak at a COVID-19 update press conference in Whitehorse on Nov. 19. On Nov. 24, Silver and Hanley announced masks will be mandatory in public places as of Dec. 1, and encouraged Yukoners to begin wearing masks immediately. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Masks mandatory in public places starting on Dec. 1

“The safe six has just got a plus one,” Silver said.

Dr. Brendan Hanley, Yukon’s chief medical officer of health, speaks at a press conference in Whitehorse on March 30. Hanley announced three more COVID-19 cases in a release on Nov. 21. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Three more COVID-19 cases, new exposure notice announced

The Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Brendan Hanley, announced three… Continue reading

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist: COVID-19 strikes another blow at high-school students

They don’t show up very often in COVID-19 case statistics, but they… Continue reading

The Cornerstone housing project under construction at the end of Main Street in Whitehorse on Nov. 19. Community Services Minister John Streicker said he will consult with the Yukon Contractors Association after concerns were raised in the legislature about COVID-19 isolation procedures for Outside workers at the site. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Concerns raised about alternate self-isolation plans for construction

Minister Streicker said going forward, official safety plans should be shared across a worksite

Beatrice Lorne was always remembered by gold rush veterans as the ‘Klondike Nightingale’. (Yukon Archives/Maggies Museum Collection)
History Hunter: Beatrice Lorne — The ‘Klondike Nightingale’

In June of 1929, 11 years after the end of the First… Continue reading

Samson Hartland is the executive director of the Yukon Chamber of Mines. The Yukon Chamber of Mines elected a new board of directors during its annual general meeting held virtually on Nov. 17. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Yukon Chamber of Mines elects new board

The Yukon Chamber of Mines elected a new board of directors during… Continue reading

The Yukon Hospital Corporation has released its annual report for 2019-20, and — unsurprisingly — hospital visitations were down. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Annual report says COVID-19 had a large impact visitation numbers at Whitehorse General

The Yukon Hospital Corporation has released its annual report for 2019-20, and… Continue reading

Whitehorse City Hall. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
City hall, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council this week

City council was closed to public on March 23 due to gathering rules brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The council is now hoping there will be ways to improve access for residents to directly address council, even if it’s a virtual connection. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Solution sought to allow for more public presentations with council

Teleconference or video may provide opportunities, Roddick says

Megan Waterman, director of the Lastraw Ranch, is using remediated placer mine land in the Dawson area to raise local meat in a new initiative undertaken with the Yukon government’s agriculture branch. (Submitted)
Dawson-area farm using placer miner partnership to raise pigs on leased land

“Who in their right mind is going to do agriculture at a mining claim? But this made sense.”

Riverdale residents can learn more details of the City of Whitehorse’s plan to FireSmart a total of 24 hectares in the area of Chadburn Lake Road and south of the Hidden Lakes trail at a meeting on Nov. 26. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)
Meeting will focus on FireSmart plans

Riverdale residents will learn more details of the City of Whitehorse’s FireSmarting… Continue reading

The City of Whitehorse is planning to borrow $10 million to help pay for the construction of the operations building (pictured), a move that has one concillor questioning why they don’t just use reserve funds. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Councillor questions borrowing plan

City of Whitehorse would borrow $10 million for operations building

Most Read