Seniors compete for gold at Wii Olympics

TORONTO, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - It's being billed as the unofficial Canadian video game championships just for seniors. The 2nd annual Wii Senior's Olympics is set to take over the GTA and surrounding areas, October 2 through October 9, 2009.

Riding a wave of excitement leading up to the 2010 Vancouver Winter games, the Wii Senior's Olympics is a week long community celebration featuring challenges in Wii Bowling, Wii Tennis, Wii Boxing and Wii Golf. The week long event also features an intergenerational category pairing seniors with youth. Organized by Lifecare long-term care homes and retirement residences, competition will take place in each of its 10 sites. Participation is open to the community and absolutely free of charge.

The Wii gaming system has opened a new world of entertainment for today's seniors. The ease of operation, superior graphics and excitement factor have created an interactive programming opportunity that extends to all age groups. Over 500 competitor's took part in the inaugural event, paving the way to gold medal success in 2009.

Participants can play as often as they wish over the one-week competition period. Scores will be reported daily and posted on the virtual scoreboard at At the conclusion of the Wii Senior's Olympics, winners will be invited to an awards banquet at the Playdium in Mississauga on November 6, 2009.

New for 2009, the Wii Senior's Olympics have partnered with the Canadian Military Families Fund. In recognition of the contribution our military has made to the world, one dollar for every participant will be donated to a represenative of the Canadian Armed Forces at this year's awards gala.

Competition sites are located in Bowmanville, Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Burlington, Stoney Creek, Hamilton and Hagersville. Contact the Wii Senior's Olympics Hotline for more information at 905-751-6616.


For further information: For further information: Chris Brockington, Office (905) 432-9822, Cell (905) 767-4005

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