Games Information

2021 Manitoba 55+ Games are going VIRTUAL!

A month-long opportunity to participate!

Are you just hearing about the MB 55+ Virtual Games? You are not too late! Did you know that you can still sign-up to participate at any time during June 14 – July 16!

The Manitoba 55+ Games have been in existence since 1983, encouraging older adults to participate, try new activities and have fun. Amid a pandemic, hosting a large-scale in-person event was not possible. AAIM has pivoted and re-focused the Manitoba 55+ Games virtually for 2021. Safety is our top priority; we are bringing the games to you, close to home. Events have been selected based on what we are able to do safely within our communities and individual ‘bubbles’ abiding by the current public health orders.

Participate at your own pace & safely, following public health guidelines. Join many other Manitobans, to connect virtually in the 2021 MB 55+ Games – it’s simple, free and FUN!

When: Monday, June 14 – Friday, July 16, 2021. You have an entire month to participate!
Where: Close at home, safely in your community with the people in your ‘bubble.’
Registration is FREE: Registration is required to be eligible for prizes

Choose an Event or Activity:
*Walk or Run at Your Own Pace * Cycle at Your Own Pace * Bocce Ball
*Nordic Pole Walk at Your Own Pace *9 Hole Golf *18 Hole Golf
*Bocce Ball *Horseshoes
*Racket Sports: *Pickleball * Badminton * Tennis
*Cribbage *Whist * Scrabble
*Arts & Crafts

Download the MB 55+ Virtual Games Information Package:

About the Games:

Since 1983, the Manitoba Society of Seniors (MSOS) had proudly hosted the annual 55+ Games in a different community in Manitoba each year. In 2012, the torch and spirit of the Games was placed in the capable hands of the Active Living Coalition for Older Adults in Manitoba (ALCOA-MB) – now Active Aging in Manitoba (AAIM). Over 25 age-friendly events will attract more than 1000 athletes, 300 volunteers and many more spectators to 3 days of fun. If you have never been, this is one celebration you will not want to miss!

The Games are the largest 55+ annual multi-sport event in Manitoba, breaking the common stereotype that seniors don’t stay active into their 60s, 70s and 80s. In fact, the oldest male and female athletes are both well over 90 years old. Many other participants have been bit by the “Games bug” and continue to visit the Games every year no matter where the event is held.

Events range from card games to scrabble, snooker, floor curling/shuffleboard, track, swimming and slo-pitch. Slo-pitch is the largest event at the Games, drawing close to 15 teams every year. The 3 days of activities makes from some fun and enjoyable competition for participants and spectators alike!

The Games, while emphasizing active, recreational activities, are also about providing a social and cultural atmosphere through entertainment and social events. A Variety Concert is held on the Tuesday night and an Athletes’ Banquet allows the participants a chance to mingle on Wednesday night. The banquet includes a dinner, dance and speeches by local dignitaries. Past banquet speakers included a special appearance from Lloyd Robertson.

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting multi-sport event in please continue to browse our games website. Participants, volunteers, spectators and sponsors are all needed to make the Games a success. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions about the Manitoba 55+ Games, please feel free to contact the Games office at 204-261-9257 or email manitoba55plusgames@gmail.com.