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10 Tuesday September 15 2015 BY DALI CARMICHAEL FortSmithsrecreationfacilitieswererunning full-tiltthisweekendasthecommunityhosted the biannual Senior 55 Friendship Games. Organized by the Fort Smith Senior Cit- izens Society more than 30 participants came out for the tournament this year some from as far away as California and Australia. The purpose is to encourage seniors to be active and thats active physically and men- tally said organizer Janie Hobart. Thats why cribbage is one of our sports. Other competitive events included golf horseshoes swimming and general athletics. In addition to the more formal rounds the seniors were also treated to a tizzy of fun activities. Jam-packed evenings consisted of everything from delicious meals to karaoke sing-offs and lessons in Bunnock known as the game of bones. Giving the group an outlet to socialize was just as important as the games Ho- bart noted. If people have disabilities its often not easy to get out and about and this is one way they can she said. The socialization aspect is important for any age group. Overseeing the games was the NWT min- ister responsible for seniors and persons with disabilities Glen Abernethy. What Ive really enjoyed about this week- end is its great that everyone is out being phy ing a said on S is th such A this enjo Mer I di ited yard L nior Seniors exercise body an 55 Friendship Games in SPORTS RECREATION FRIENDSHIP GAMES The winning team from one of the mix and meet evening social games poses in their prize - matching boarder shorts Ministers Michael Miltenberger and Glen Abernethy attend th all weekend. Joan Bevington and Maryette Buckley played 36 holes of golf over the weekend. It was the rst ever tournament for Buckley who is visiting from Australia. Richard Daitch left and Janie Hobart high ve one another after an extensive program of competitive swimming. Mae