This is our time...The Ontario Senior Games Association’s (OSGA) whole purpose is to promote an active life style for those 55+ adults who are not involved in the more advanced or master levels of activities. It is the view of the OSGA that seniors will become involved when friendly levels of competition can be maintained.
Who we are
Kawartha Lakes/Peterborough/Northumberland (KPN) Senior 55+ District12 Games are comprised of Summer and Winter Games held annually in the KPN counties for adults 55+ years of age. These games focus on promoting an active lifestyle in an atmosphere of fun, fellowship and friendly competition aligned with the OSGA 55+ Games' provincial focus.
2017 District12 Executive and Committee
Martyn Homer - Chair and Treasurer (905) 372-0957
Eva Ferguson - District Coordinator (289) 252-1162
Bob McCarty - Past District Coordinator/Chair (613) 475-0825
Jary Plamondon - Secretary (905) 375-2510
Terry Musgrave - Member (905) 377-0160
Convenors/Members (2018 Summer Games)
David Blakely, Eva Ferguson, Martyn Homer, Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, Nancy Massie, Bob McCarty, Terry Musgrave, Ken Nixon, Nadine Parish, Nancy Thackeray, Valerie Thompson, Allen Tidd, Lori Wills,
Brief History of District12
In 1986, the official OSGA District12 was formed and currently is one of 38 Districts throughout Ontario under the direction of the Ontario Senior Games Association (OSGA 55+ Games). It comprised of Kawartha Lakes/Peterborough/Northumberland counties. At that time, each of the counties chose to operate separately, holding their own games. Winners of each county would then compete once again to represent District12 in the Ontario Games.
Around 2012, Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough ceased to operate independently and gave over the reigns to Northumberland, which continued to thrive. From that time forward, only one committee represents Kawartha Lakes/Peterborough/Northumberland counties. Only one set of games, Summer and Winter, is competed rather than three separate ones.
This is the current state of Disrict12. One set of events where winners move on to represent District12 in Regional and Provincial Games.
History of the Ontario Senior Games
The Older Adult Centres Association of Ontario (OACAO) initiated the concept of the Ontario Senior Games in 1982. The Ministry of Tourism and Recreation (1) agreed to provide financial assistance to help develop this program and to promote activities for seniors throughout Ontario.
In March of 1984, the OACAO established an Ontario Seniors Games Committee with the mandate to develop a format for District competition, and to develop and implement a plan for Ontario Senior Games Provincial Championships.
In 1986, the City of Kitchener hosted the first Ontario Senior Games calledActifest. These successful Games established the framework for future Ontario Senior Games. District games would be held annually, and Actifest would be held during August in even-numbered years. District OSGA winners in sanctioned events would qualify to compete in Actifest.
The Ontario Senior Games Association (OSGA) continued to grow, and the organization looked for more independence. In November 1996, the Ontario Senior Games Council was granted the right to separate from OACAO, and in April 1997, OSGA became an not-for-profit incorporated body.
In 1998, the OSGA in conjunction with the Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation (2) and the Ontario Seniors` Secretariat began the groundwork for the first Winter Games for seniors in Ontario. The Council decided to hold Winter Games biennially in odd-numbered years. Financial support for the first Ontario Senior Games Winterfest came from the Seniors` Secretariat. In 1999, the International Year of Older Persons, the announcement of the first-ever Winter Games for seniors was made. And in March 2000, Collingwood hosted these Games.
The success of the Collingwood Winterfest Games set the stage for the next Ontario Senior Games Winterfest for 2003 to be held in London, Ontario. The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Recreation (1) gave financial support for these games.
2 Renamed – Ministry of Citizenship and Ministry of Culture and Communications.
Renamed again, on June 29, 2005 and is now "The Ministry of Health Promotion".