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Entries accepted for senior fitness competition

The Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association (SSFA) Games will take place in the Battlefords from June 11-13.
Pickleball is among the sports that will be offered.

ESTEVAN - The Southeast Connection District is looking for participants in a variety of events for the upcoming Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association (SSFA) Games.

The competition will take place in the Battlefords from June 11-13. The games are open to Saskatchewan residents who will be 55 years of age or older as of Dec. 31, 2024. Participants must also be members of the SSFA in order to be eligible. There can be an unlimited number of participants in each event/age category.

The 2024 activities include five-pin bowling, cribbage, golf, Kaiser, pickleball, lawn bowling, slo-pitch, eight-ball, swimming, track and field, photography, and poetry and short-story writing.

The poetry/short story writing contest has the theme of Active Aging: Mind and Body. One unpublished poem of 12-24 lines and/or unpublished short story of 350-500 words can be submitted per competitor. The entry deadline is April 30. Works that have been printed but have not resulted in a payment are eligible.

For the short story submissions, the judges will consider structure; technical correctness; clarity and originality of expression; significance and originality of thought; and character presentation and development. In poetry, submissions will be judged on significance, depth of thought, originality of ideas and presentation.

People can submit their writing to in outlined format.

Registration forms and entry rules for poetry and short story are available by emailing or calling 306-634-7631. People can also check the SSFA website at Competitors for short stories and poetry are not required to attend the games.

The SSFA is a non-profit volunteer organization which promotes active living, wellness and participation of Saskatchewan adults who are at least 55 years of age. People can contact a district representative for membership, games information and registration forms, which are available on the SSFA provincial website at

The contact person for the southeast is Linda Murphy at 306-634-7631.