Kenai Peninsula Senior Olympic Games are back

The Kenai Peninsula Senior Olympic Games return this year, Feb. 16-20, offering friendly competition in more than a dozen events: eight-ball pool, exhibition water-walk, cribbage, bridge, darts, walk-a-thon, hand-n-foot, wii bowling, basketball, pinochle, dominos, ping pong and poker.

The events will be held at various locations in the Nikiski, Kenai and Soldotna areas, and are open to all Peninsula seniors age 55 and older.

This is the 12th year for the games. New event co-chair Bonnie Cain says she heard “a lot of feedback” when the games were canceled last year.

“We’re taking over for Ken Losser and Jan Fena, who’ve been doing it from the beginning,” she said. “We are pushing to get this growing. I want to be able to get the people in Homer, Anchor Point, Seward and all across the Kenai Peninsula. In future years I would like to see them host ceremony dinners and have some of the games in their area.”

This year’s awards ceremony, with medal presentations, will be held at the Soldotna Senior Center on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 12:30 p.m., followed by a potluck dinner at center.

Information and signup sheets are being distributed to all Peninsula senior centers.

For more information, call Bonnie Cain at 260-3338 or email