Welcome to Alberta 55 plus
LIFELONG FITNESS THROUGH ACTIVE LIVING
Established in 1980, Alberta 55 plus is a not for profit, volunteer driven group of people. We help mature Albertans enjoy a healthy, vital future through active lifestyle choices. We promote sports and recreation development for all Albertans 55 years of age and older.Our membership includes Albertans from eight different zones of the province. Collectively, we support the Alberta 55 plus Summer/Winter Games and the Canada 55 plus Games.
ATTENTION: ALBERTA 55 PLUS CANADA GAMES 2020 PARTICIPANTS
There have been many conversations in the past two weeks between the Kamloops 2020 Games Board and the Canada Games Board. Because of the COVID-19 situation and the ongoing uncertainty of its length, there are going to be changes.
Kamloops has found themselves in a situation where they feel they will not be able to plan the Canada Games for 2021 and have them the success they would want them to be for many good reasons. Canada Games Board have agreed as we also want the Games to be as successful as they possibly can.
To that end, the Canada Games Board, by an unanimous vote together with the Kamloops Board have agreed that the 2020 Kamloops Games will now be classified as CANCELLED and not postponed. This will mean the next Canada Games will be held as they normally would be, in 2022 and Kamloops has agreed to host.
This also means the cancellation of all participants that were going to attend the 2020 , or as we thought, 2021Canada Games. We understand this unfortunate situation, but there was no other way. We need to remember this decision had to be fair for all Provinces, not just Alberta.
The Alberta 55 plus Winter and Summer Provincial Games in 2021/22 will, as usual, be qualifiers for the 2022 Canada Games. Please everyone, we need to give our full support to our next Provincial Games.
I have discussed this at length with our Provincial President, Dave Finn. He sent an email to our Provincial Board and they agreed this would be the best way to handle this unfortunate situation.
I will say again, refunds will be coming, but this will take some time.
Until then, everyone, please stay safe and as we hear all the time, stay home as much as possible.
Pat Covington, Alberta Director
Dave Finn, Provincial President
We divide the province into 8 zones to provide our members with better service.
Each of our 8 zones has an executive and board elected or appointed from established areas in the zone.
Through these zone boards, local needs are identified and addressed by the Provincial Association of Alberta 55 plus.
Note sure which zone represents your area?
Check out our Zone Finder Tool.
Still unsure of your zone? Send us an email.
BECOME A MEMBER
Stay Forever Young
Memberships ONLY $30 a year.
- Enhance your physical and mental health
- Travel, fun and competition with your peers
- Qualify for Alberta 55 Plus Winter/Summer Games, Provincial/Zone tournaments
- Participate at your own level in workshops and clinics for activities and sports
- Receive sport and liability insurance while partaking in Alberta 55 plus events
- Johnson Insurance is our sponsor – Take advantage of home + auto insurance at reduced rates!
ENJOY A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES
How do I determine what age category I belong in?
Any person aged fifty-five (55) years, or who is turning fifty-five (55) years, within the calendar year, is granted full membership privileges. These privileges include participation in any competitions or games.
How can I qualify to take part in the Provincial Games?
To qualify for the Provincial Games, you must participate in the Zone Playoffs. Normally all gold medal winners go on to the Provincial Games and sometimes silver medalists go, depending on the event.
What does it cost to become a member?
Membership is $30 a calendar year. Your membership fee entitles you to compete in all 30 events in the summer and in the winter. Lunch subsidies and/or refreshments are provided at the majority of events. There are, however, additional fees for golf, skiing, hockey and slo-pitch to cover facility costs.