Summer Games MascotThe Ontario 55+ Summer Games is a celebration of active living. Hosted annually, alternating between Winter and Summer, the Games bring together people 55 years of age or older for competition and camaraderie.

The Games will be held in Peterborough from Tuesday, August 11 to Thursday, August 13, 2020. 

The Games Ontario Program is operated under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport as part of its efforts to support amateur sport, physical activity and community development in the province. The Ontario 55+ Games are delivered in partnership with the Ontario Senior Games Association 55+.

COVID-19 and the Ontario 55+ Summer Games: March 30, 2020 update


We are now accepting volunteer applications for the 2020 Ontario 55+ Summer Games, which will be held throughout the Peterborough area from August 11 - 13, 2020. The games will provide a positive and fun-filled experience for volunteers, participants and attendees.

Please complete the form below to be considered for a volunteer position. Alternatively you can request a volunteer registration form by emailing or by calling the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre at 705-742-0050 ext. 2201.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please email our registration team at

Volunteer for the Games - online form


PACHI the Porcupine is the head cheerleader for all Games Ontario events and the Peterborough 2020 Ontario 55+ Summer Games. Watch for PACHI around Peterborough and at the sports venues during the games.

PACHI's look

PACHI’s Games Ontario job comes with the Games Ontario look. His white hat and wristbands feature the Games Ontario logo, modelled on the iconic Ontario trillium and highlighted with coloured ripples of red, green, and blue:

  • Red represents “inspiration” and it's Games Ontario’s official colour
  • Green represents “opportunity”
  • Blue represents “community”

Peterborough 2020 Ontario 55+ Summer Games organizing committee

The provincial government selected Peterborough to host the Games. The City is hosting the event with support from the County of Peterborough, Fleming College, Trent University, and Peterborough and the Kawarthas Economic Development.