More than 1,000 athletes crossed the finish line during the 2018 Ontario 55+ Summer Games, held in Mississauga in early August. The two-day event was a celebration of sport, culture and active living in the city.

More than 300 volunteers welcomed participants from across the province, who competed in a total of 18 different sports that took place throughout nine venues in the city.

“Mississauga is honoured to have hosted the Ontario 55+ Summer Games for the first time ever,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie, during the opening ceremonies. “Sport has an incredible way of uniting us all, and I couldn’t be more proud of our athletes, officials and local volunteers who brought excitement and inspiration to our vibrant city. Mississauga is proud to be a diverse, age-friendly and accessible community that promotes active living opportunities for people of all ages.”

Approximately 300 athletes were awarded medals during the Ontario 55+ Summer Games. Co-chairs, Hazel McCallion and Diane Kalenchuk congratulated the medal winners and participants at the event.

Visit osgmississauga.ca for more information about the Ontario 55+ Summer Games.

Photo: Lawn bowling was one of the 18 sports at the Ontario 55+ Summer Games at Mississauga this August.