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Pierre Harvey named ambassador for the Canada 55+ Games 2024 in Québec City



QUÉBEC /CNW/ – The countdown has begun! With 11 months to go before the start of the 55+ Canada Games 2024 in Quebec City, presented for the first time in Quebec, the organizing committee is making two major announcements on Tuesday.

Canada 55+ Games 2024 in Québec City (CNW Group/FADOQ)

The organizing committee announced at a press conference that internationally renowned Canadian Olympic athlete Pierre Harvey is joining the venture as ambassador. What’s more, the Canada 55+ Games 2024, organized by Réseau FADOQ in collaboration with the Québec City and Chaudière-Appalaches FADOQ regions and the Ville de Québec, have also put their website online, with all the relevant information for athletes and the public.

“It’s a great source of pride and pleasure to be able to welcome over 2,500 people to Quebec City for this major competition. These Games are further proof that there’s no age limit for excelling. Réseau FADOQ is extremely pleased that Pierre Harvey, whose career has been an inspiration to all Canadians, is joining his voice to ours for this event,” said Réseau FADOQ President Gisèle Tassé-Goodman.

Created in 1996, the Canada 55+ Games will be held in Quebec for the first time. The event takes place from August 27 to 30, 2024. Twenty disciplines will be presented at this 13th edition, including tennis, ice hockey, swimming, pickleball, track and field, bowling, crible, 8 ball-pool and slo-pitch.

Pierre Harvey: a great athlete

Pierre Harvey, the ambassador for the Canada 55+ Games in Quebec City, is a high-level athlete who has competed in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. He represented Canada in road cycling at the 1976 Montreal and 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, and in cross-country skiing at the 1984 Sarajevo and 1988 Calgary Olympics. He was the first Canadian to win a gold medal in cross-country skiing at a World Cup event in March 1987, and went on to win three more. He retired from competition in 1989.

“I accepted the organizers’ invitation to become an ambassador because I believe that physical activity is essential to seniors’ well-being. Sports has always been a priority for me. I hope that my presence, and that of many other athletes at these Games, will encourage people to be more physically active, surpass themselves and, by the same token, to feel better and improve their fitness as they age,” declared Pierre Harvey, ambassador of the Canada 55+ Games in Quebec City.

Quebec City is an ideal location to host athletes from all over Canada, thanks to its unparalleled sports and recreational facilities, as well as its incomparable charm. The event will generate significant economic and tourism benefits for Quebec City.

“It’s truly a pleasure to be hosting the Canada 55+ Games 2024 for the first time in Quebec. During their visit, everyone will be able to see for themselves just how welcoming and inclusive Quebec City is, with a focus on social participation for every generation. I sincerely thank the entire Games organizing team for choosing Quebec City,” says Quebec City Mayor Bruno Marchand.

It will also be a province-wide event, with athletes from all over Quebec representing the fleur de lys in competition.

“Being active means healthy aging and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but above all, it’s good for your mental wellness. Events like the Canada 55+ Games not only get seniors moving, they also help to break down isolation. Good luck to the 2,500 athletes who will be converging on Quebec City,” said Yannick Gagnon, Member of the National Assembly for Jonquière and government assistant to the Minister responsible for Sports, Recreation and Outdoors.

Varied disciplines

Athletes from across Canada will be able to compete in the 20 disciplines below.

8 ball-poolCurlingRun 5 km and 10 kmSwimming
Bowling DuckpinDartsSandbag baseballTrack and field
Bridge contractGolfScrabbleTennis
Duplicata bridgeHockeySlo-pitchTable tennis

Competition sites throughout Quebec City

Several Quebec City sports venues and facilities will be in the spotlight.

  • Le Centre de foires 
  • Université Laval’s PEPS centre
  • The Intact Assurance Centre de glaces
  • Several parks operated by the Ville de Québec

An informative and efficient website

To find out more about the competitions, the events surrounding the Games, the process for registering in any of the disciplines or simply for information, the Canada 55+ Games organizing committee has set up a comprehensive website. The registration process differs from province to province. This information is not available on the 2024 website. To obtain this information, athletes should contact their provincial representative. For Quebec, they can consult the Réseau FADOQ website.


The Canada 55+ Games are a biennial event that gathers approximately 2,500 competitors aged 55 and over from across the country. The Games are a mix of physically active and intellectual stimulating activities. They are also a means of encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle for adults over 55 in Canada.


With over 550,000 members, Réseau FADOQ is the largest seniors organization in Canada. Its mission is to be part of the lives of people aged 50 and over by defending their rights, promoting their contribution to society and supporting them with a range of suitable services and activities.

For info : https://www.fadoq.ca/en/

Jeux du Canada 55+ de Québec : https://canada55plusqc.ca/en/

Source: Réseau FADOQ



Maverix Havik Control Paddle Review: Elevate Your Pickleball Game

Join Mike Sleeves Sliwa as he tests the Maverix Havik – 16 mm CONTROL paddle, a game-changer in pickleball. Watch now for expert insights and reviews!



Sleeves Senior Pickleball Report: The Havik – 16 mm CONTROL Paddle Review

In the latest episode of Sleeves Senior Pickleball Report, renowned pickleball enthusiast Mike Sleeves Sliwa takes us on a thrilling journey as he revisits the Maverix Pickleball company. Having previously tested their Power Paddle back in October, Mike now sets his sights on the Havik – 16 mm CONTROL paddle. This eagerly anticipated review aims to provide valuable insights into Maverix’s latest offering.

Diving into the Havik – 16 mm CONTROL Paddle:
Mike Sliwa’s first impressions of the Havik paddle are overwhelmingly positive. The 16 mm CONTROL surface offers exceptional maneuverability and precision, allowing players to achieve greater control over their shots. The paddle’s design, incorporating Maverix’s signature craftsmanship, ensures durability without compromising on performance.

Unveiling Unmatched Performance:
During his rigorous testing, Mike discovers that the Havik paddle excels in both power and control. The paddle’s unique technology minimizes vibration upon impact, providing players with a comfortable and responsive feel. Its wider sweet spot enhances shot accuracy, making it ideal for players looking to fine-tune their game.

The Maverix Havik – 16 mm CONTROL paddle emerges as a game-changer in the world of pickleball. Mike Sleeves Sliwa’s review showcases its exceptional performance, reaffirming Maverix’s commitment to innovation and quality. Whether you’re a seasoned player or just starting out, this paddle promises to elevate your game and enhance your overall playing experience. Stay tuned for more exciting pickleball updates from the Sleeves Senior Pickleball Report.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. /PRNewswire/ — hi Seltzer, one of the fastest-growing THC-infused beverage companies in the United States, has partnered with the Professional Pickleball Association, becoming the official THC/hemp-derived beverage of the PPA tour. This partnership includes on-site sampling presence throughout the tour, digital billboard signage, online and broadcast presence and more. Upcoming events where adults can experience the brand and win some swag include OPEN in Lakeville, MN (March 7-10), OPEN in Austin, TX (March 14-17), CUP in North Carolina (April 3-7), OPEN in Houston, TX (April 12-15), OPEN in Dallas (May 30-June 2), CUP in Fort Lauderdale, FL (Oct 2-6), OPEN in Daytona Beach, FL (Oct 24-27), and SLAM in Dallas, TX (Nov 5-10).

Hi Seltzer x PPA

“We are thrilled to bring professional pickleball players, amateurs, and fans alike together to celebrate this rising sport with a can of hi Seltzer in hand,” said Lou Police, CEO of hi Seltzer. “It has been an incredible year for the sport and tremendous growth for hi Seltzer, and we can’t wait to see where this engagement takes us.”

“hi Seltzer is a forward-thinking beverage company that prides itself on delivering innovative and high-quality products to consumers, and the PPA Tour is delighted to add hi Seltzer to its ever-growing partnership mix,” said Kim Pettit, Vice President of Partnerships for the PPA Tour. “We continuously strive to join forces with innovators in their respective industries, and hi Seltzer is certainly a leader. We look forward to a productive partnership.”

The zero calorie, zero sugar, zero alcohol, hemp (Delta 8)-infused Seltzer is the first THC beverage to utilize a cutting-edge nano-emulsified base ingredient that allows hi Seltzers to pour clean and clear every single time. Each drink contains 5mg of D8, which offers a more subdued and gentler high than other THC-infused products on the market. This perfect dose makes hi Seltzer an approachable and fun alternative to alcohol, allowing people to enjoy all the fun without the hangover.

hi Seltzer comes in five flavors, including Watermelon, Pineapple, Wild Berry, Real Cherry, and Lemon Lime, and is available in more than 3,000 stores across 23 states with distribution across the U.S. expanding every day – store availability can be found here. hi Seltzer is also available nationally direct-to-consumer through their website.

To learn more about hi Seltzer visit www.hiselzter.com and follow @hiseltzers on social media.


hi Seltzer is a zero calorie, zero sugar, zero alcohol, hemp (Delta 8)-infused seltzer, made with only three ingredients. It is the first beverage to utilize a cutting-edge nano-emulsified base ingredient that allows for it to pour clean and clear every single time. Each 12oz can contains 5mg of D8, which offers a more subdued and gentler high than other THC-infused products on the market. This perfect dose makes hi Seltzer an approachable and fun alternative to alcohol allowing people to enjoy all the fun without the hangover. hi Seltzer comes in five flavors including Watermelon, Pineapple, Wild Berry, Real Cherry and Lemon Lime and is available in more than 3,000 stores across 23 states and is available nationally direct-to-consumer through their website.


Founded in 2019, the Carvana PPA Tour is where pickleball’s top athletes go head-to-head to determine the best male and female players in the world. The Carvana PPA Tour organizes and conducts tournaments at world-class facilities across the country, establishes player rankings, and awards over $5.5 million in annual prize money during the 2023 season with equal play and pay. Inviting amateur players to also compete and “play where the pros play,” the Carvana PPA Tour offers divisions for every age group and skill level. Characterized by a uniquely festive and fun atmosphere, Carvana PPA Tour events deliver unparalleled experiences for fans on-site, including pro player meet-and-greets, clinics, food, beverages, live entertainment, giveaways, games, shopping, and VIP upgrades. For more information, go to www.ppatour.com, and follow us on social: TwitterInstagramYouTubeFacebookLinkedIn

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Neil Lane is a Proud Participant in the Season Finale of ABC’s Reality Series “The Golden Bachelor”



BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Neil is a proud participant in the finale episode of ABC’s “The Golden Bachelor.” The episode culminates in an emotional proposal from our first golden bachelor to Theresa Nist, set against the stunning scenery of tropical Costa Rica. This episode of “The Golden Bachelor,” aired THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, at 8/7c, on ABC and is available to stream on Hulu.

A retired restaurateur and doting father and grandfather, Gerry [GAIR-ee] Turner lives in his dream house on a beautiful lake in Indiana.

He’s often busy hosting barbecues, playing pickleball, cheering on his favorite Chicago sports teams, four-wheeling and spending time with friends and family at restaurants and local haunts. Always a romantic, Turner married his high school sweetheart, Toni, in 1974. Together, they lived a full and happy life with their two daughters, Angie and Jenny, and later two granddaughters, Charlee and Payton. Sadly, after 43 years together, Toni suddenly fell ill and passed away in 2017. Six years after Toni’s passing and with the support of his family, Turner is ready to put himself out there and find a love that will stand the test of time in his golden years.

In the final episode of Gerry’s season, he got down on one knee and proposed to the last love of his life Theresa Nist, with a platinum ring centering a princess cut diamond accented by two baguette cut diamonds with a further 128 small round brilliant cut diamonds with a total of 3.15 carats all hand crafted in platinum. Designed and signed by Neil Lane.


Neil Lane is the go-to jeweler for Hollywood brides-to-be. He has designed engagement rings for stars like Reese Witherspoon, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Simpson, Emily Blunt and Miley Cyrus, among others, and shares his unique aesthetic with his Neil Lane Bridal® collection at Kay® Jewelers.

An avid collector and designer of fine jewelry with an eye for style and elegance, Neil Lane has earned the respect and admiration of A-list stars. From the Oscars®, to private celebrity events and red-carpet engagements, Neil Lane’s iconic pieces have adorned some of the most beautiful and powerful women in Hollywood, including Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lopez, Brie Larson, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Garner, Sofia Vergara, Oprah and many others.

For more information on Neil Lane Couture visit www.neillanecouture.com.


After more than 20 years of fostering love on “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise,” “The Golden Bachelor” showcases a whole new kind of love story – one for the golden years. On this all-new unscripted series hosted by Jesse Palmer, one hopeless romantic is

given a second chance at love in the search for a partner with whom to share the sunset years of life. The women arriving at the mansion have a lifetime of experience, living through love, loss and laughter, hoping for a spark that ignites a future full of endless possibilities. In the end, will our Golden man turn the page to start a new chapter with the woman of his dreams? Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu.

“The Golden Bachelor” is produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon. Claire Freeland, Jason Ehrlich, Bennett Graebner and Andrew Frank serve as executive producers.

For more information on “The Golden Bachelor,” visit dgepress.com.

Follow “The Golden Bachelor” (#TheGoldenBachelor) on Facebook, Instagram and X.

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