Well seniors can have a great deal of fun when they want too. On Wednesday, May 18, 2011 over 90 senior participants from Rockglen, Coronach, Bengough, Willow Bunch, Scout Lake, Pangman and Ogema enjoyed a day of a variety of activities, lots of laughter and good food.
As participants registered they were treated to refreshments and muffins. The day commenced with Ogema Senior President, Marilyn Mead welcoming the guests to Ogema followed by the singing of our National Anthem, O Canada.
Mayor Wayne Myren brought greetings from the town of Ogema and Dave Snelling brought greetings from the RM of Key West #70, this was followed by a humorous reading by Muriel Horner.
Events that were played at the Ogema Dew Drop In were Norwegian whist, trump whist, low card rummy and snooker; scrabble was played at the Ogema Library; cribbage, smear, bridge, and 500 played at the Deep South Pioneer Museum; bowling at the Deep South Café & Bowl and horseshoes in the Ogema Regional Park.
The noon meal was KFC from Weyburn with the extras being provided by the seniors of Ogema. While waiting for the final tally participants were invited to enjoy a cup of refreshment and a dainty, one or two, maybe even three, as there was a variety to choose from.
The results were tallied with the first winners in each event were as follows: cribbage: Peter and Joan Schenher; smear- Lorraine Jensen and Eileen Gee; bowling - Gail Ede, Linda Tondevold, Jody Schmidt and Marilyn Mead; horseshow - Alf Leonard and Florence Galbraith; 500 - Phyllis Mills and Francis Afterchuck; trump whist - Bernice Belbeck and Lola Gerde; Norwegian whist - Muriel Lee and Helen Gravelle; low card rummy - Vic Frank; bridge - Vi Kessler and Bob Morrow; scrabble - Ruth Taylor; snooker - John Leonard and George David; everyone received a gold medal for placing first. The second and third runner ups received a silver and bronze medal. A number of door prizes donated by various business and individuals were drawn for following the awards presentations.
President Marilyn Mead once again thanked everyone for coming and hoped they enjoyed their day and she hoped to see us next year when the Bengough seniors will host the senior fun day.