History / Past Games

The Manitoba 55+ Games have been in operation since 1983 (formerly known as the MSOS games). The Games provincial finals have grown from 365 participants to over 1,600 participants. The type of sporting events selected will have an effect on the maximum number of participants.

The Games are open to all residents of Manitoba 55 years of age and over.  Persons taking part must be at least 55 as of Dec 31st the year of the Games.

Past host communities
1983 – Winnipeg
1984 – Winnipeg
1985 – Winnipeg
1986 – Winnipeg
1987 – Brandon
1988 – Carman
1989 – Winnipeg
1990 – Flin Flon
1991 – Hamiota/Miniota
1992 – Swan River Valley
1993 – Steinbach
1994 – Dauphin
1995 – Winkler
1996 – Killarney
1997 – Gimli
1998 – Virden
1999 – Carman
2000 – Dauphin
2001 – Selkirk
2002 – Morden
2003 – Arborg
2004 – Portage
2005 – Neepawa
2006 – Gimli
2007 – Winnipeg
2008 – The Pas
2009 – St. Laurent/Oak Point/Lundar
2010 – Killarney
2011 – Steinbach
2012 – Arborg
2013 – Morris
2014 – Neepawa
2015 – Beausejour
2016 – Brandon
2017 – Killarney
2018 – Glenboro
2019 – Swan River

GLENBORO 2018 55+ GAMES COMMITTEE receives the AWARD OF MERIT

Recreation Connections Manitoba proudly recognizes the outstanding contributions of individuals, groups and communities who have shown leadership and innovation in advancing the recreation sector.

The Award of Merit recognizes a community group, organization or municipality for excellence and innovation in the provision of recreation, therapeutic recreation and/or parks programs and services at the community level.

The Glenboro 55 Plus Games Committee was created to host the 2018 55+ Manitoba Games multi-sport competition in the communities of Glenboro, Carberry, and Wawanesa. The Glenboro Games Committee was able to host a very successful Games, achieving one of the highest profits in Games history. With a population of 650 people, the Town of Glenboro faced many logistical challenges when hosting the 850 Games participants. A strong community-wide effort enabled the committee to overcome barriers regarding accommodations, food, and venues. The legacy established by the hosting of the Games included increased volunteerism, enhanced tourism profile, facility upgrades, the creation of recreation programs, and heightened community spirit. The ‘little town that could’ proved that a small town can achieve big things.