About the games

Huntsville and the Games

A celebration of active living.

March 5 – 7, 2019

About The Games

The Ontario 55+ Winter Games is a celebration of active living. Hosted annually, altenating between Winter and Summer, the Games bring together people 55 years of age or older for competition and camaraderie. The Ontario 55+ Winter Games, first held in Collingwood in 2000, are hosted in February or March in odd-numbered years. Approximately 1,000 participants attend the Winter Games.

The Games Ontario Program is operated under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport as part of its efforts to support amateur sport, physical activity and community development in the province. The Ontario 55+ Games are delivered in partnership with the OSGA 55+.

PACHI at the Huntsville 2019 Ontario 55+ Winter Games

PACHI the Porcupine is head cheerleader of the Huntsville 2019 Ontario 55+ Winter Games. Watch for PACHI around Huntsville leading up to the Games and at the sports venues during the Games.


PACHI’S Team Ontario job comes with the Team Ontario look.

His white hat and wristbands feature the Games Ontario logo, modeled on the iconic Ontario trillium and highlighted with colored ripples of red, green, and blue. PACHI’S distinctive quills match the logo.

Red represents “inspiration” and it’s Team Ontario’s official color.

Green represents “opportunity”

Blue represents “community”

Huntsville and the Games

The Town of Huntsville was proud to once again welcome the Ontario 55+ Winter Games to our community from March 5-7, 2019.

The Games aim to provide older adults in Ontario with social and competitive opportunities to increase their physical and mental well-being.  Huntsville hosted the Ontario 55+ Winter Games in 2013 and was official Host Partner to the 2018 Ontario Winter Games for youth. The majority of the 2019 Ontario 55+ Winter games competitions were held in Huntsville, however neighboring Regional Host Municipalities including the City of Bracebridge, the Township of Lake of Bays and the Township of Armour also hosted competitive events

The community is part of OSGA 55+ District 11. Huntsville is the largest municipality in Muskoka, with a population of 20,000, and has a long history of hosting world-class sporting events. Most recently, the 2018 Ontario Men’s Tankard and the 2015 National Women’s U18 Championships brought the province’s top male curlers and Canada’s best young female hockey players to town.

For more information about the Town of Huntsville, visit huntsville.ca and don’t forget to check out some of our local activities, shopping and restaurants on our Stay and Play page.