46 athletes from Grande Prairie will be representing their region at the Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games, which officially start today in Strathmore. The opening ceremonies and torch lighting start at 7 tonight, kicking off three days of competition in sports and activities like track and field, cribbage, pool and photography.
Local athletes are part of Zone 8, which encompasses 118 residents of the Peace and all of northwestern Alberta. Participants earned their way through Zone playoffs earlier this year.
The games run through Sunday and are held every two years to encourage Albertans to take part in social and physical activities, in a friendly atmosphere.