The Games are the largest annual 55+ multi-sport event in Manitoba, breaking the common stereotype that seniors don't stay active into their 60s, 70s and 80s. Many 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 arts & crafts, card games to bowling, golf, snooker, floor curling/shuffleboard, track, swimming, slo-pitch & Pickleball! Slo-pitch is the largest event at the Games, drawing 13+ 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 Games are open to any Manitoban over the age of 55. The registration process depends on what event you want to participate in. Card events require qualifying playoffs in different regions of the province, while other events such as swimming, track or scrabble do not require any playoffs. Visit: http://www.alcoamb.org/ for more info!