The Canada 55+ Games offers a combination of Mandatory, Optional and Bonus Events.  The Mandatory Events are held at all Games – exemptions are only made under extreme circumstances.  Optional Events will vary from games to games.  Bonus Events are ones that the Host Committee may add to the schedule on a non-interference basis with the other events time permitting, thus allowing some participants to play in more than one sport. Host cities may also request to hold other events and sports for consideration in their bids.  These Games/Events are referred to as “demonstration” events, however final approval of all events and sports is made by the CSGA Board.

Master Events & Rule Book (Complete)

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(Edition 2019 / Updated August 2023)


  1. General Regulations
  2. Competition Regulations
  3. Event Regulations
  4. Game Courtesies

Mandatory Events

  1. 8-Ball
  2. Bowling
  3. Bridge
  4. Cribbage
  5. Darts
  6. Floor Shuffleboard
  7. Golf
  8. Ice Curling
  9. Ice Hockey – Men & Women
  10. Pickleball
  11. Scrabble
  12. Slo-Pitch
  13. Swimming
  14. Tennis
  15. Track & Field

Optional Events

  1. Badminton
  2. Bocce
  3. Carpet Bowling
  4. Cycling
  5. Horseshoes
  6. Lawn Bowls
  7. Table Tennis

Bonus Events

  1. 5 km and 10 km Run 

Games Forms

  1. Protest Form
  2. Rule Change Suggestion Form
  3. Minimum Venue Requirements
  4. Participant Numbers by Year
  5. Code of Conduct
  6. Code of Conduct Complaints Form