On Wednesday, Huntsville began its one-year countdown to the Ontario 55+ Winter Games.
The Games Organizing Committee (GOC) gathered at the Active Living Centre with community members, volunteers, dignitaries and Town of Huntsville staff to celebrate.
The Town of Huntsville will host the 2019 Games from March 5 to 7, 2019. Huntsville last hosted the Ontario 55+ Winter Games in 2013.
GOC Chair Fran Coleman said “Here we are at the Summit Centre to ignite and kick-off the spirit and the spark for the Ontario 55+ Winter Games for next year,” she said. “We’ve had a long history of sports and tourism in our community and this adds another layer to what we have successfully done.”
The one-year-out celebration also launched the Huntsville 2019 volunteer recruitment campaign. As with many local events, local volunteers will be critical to the success of the Games and more than 400 will be needed to support the event.
Community members and local businesses are invited to get involved with Huntsville 2019 as volunteers or sponsors.