The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport took over operations of the Ontario Games Program. Provincial Games are now called Ontario 55+ Summer and Winter Games.


The popularity of Actifest and Winterfest has grown so dramatically that Ontario municipalities now vie for the honor of hosting them.  


The success of the Collingwood Winterfest Games set the stage for the next Ontario Senior Games Winterfest for 2003 to be held in London, Ontario. The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Recreation(1) gave financial support for these games.  

1998 – 2002

In 1998, the OSGA in conjunction with the Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation(2) and the Ontario Seniors` Secretariat began the groundwork for the first Winter Games for seniors in Ontario. The Council decided to hold Winter Games biennially in...


The Ontario Senior Games Association (OSGA) continued to grow, and the organization looked for more independence. In November 1996, the Ontario Senior Games Council was granted the right to separate from OACAO, and in April 1997, OSGA became a not-for-profit...