Lethbridge will have the honour of hosting the first women’s indoor soccer event in Alberta 55 Plus Winter Games history.
“It’s the result of a wonderful collaboration with the Alberta Soccer Association, Alberta Sport Connection and the Alberta 55 Plus Board,” says Games chair Lea Switzer. The Games will be in Lethbridge February 19-22.
The coordinated effort included confirming potential participation from the eight Alberta zones, drafting a proposal for the Alberta 55 Plus board and securing a venue. Chair of women’s indoor soccer, Ilsa Wong, along with Games directors Carole Gemer, Jennifer Copeland and Jon Doan, have been working on the details since December.
“Because it’s a new sport for the winter games, Alberta Sport Connection is now working on a technical package. Everything will be confirmed prior to regional playoffs this fall,” says Wong.
The addition confirms that mature lifestyles can be anything but sedentary. “Bringing women’s indoor soccer to Lethbridge this February showcases the trend in 55 plus folks to be strong and fit, mentally and physically, with a desire to continue life-long healthy choices for life-long benefits,” says Switzer.
The 2015 Alberta 55 Plus Winter Games will welcome over 2,000 participants, supporters and fans. Participants will be competing in 14 activities over the four days.