Competitive streak

Una McGrath and May Elverd enjoy the bowling while physiotherapy assistant Elizabeth Boyle keeps an eye on the game.
Una McGrath and May Elverd enjoy the bowling while physiotherapy assistant Elizabeth Boyle keeps an eye on the game.

Fourteen teams competed in the games and Coolibah Lodge won gold.

The games are organised by Peel Branch of the Seniors Recreation Council of WA and encourage physical activity for residents of nursing home, hostels and day care centres who enjoyed seated hockey, pass ball, beanbag toss and skittles.

Members of Alcoa’s Pinjarra refinery management team volunteered at the games for the fifth year as part of the company’s annual Month of Service.

Employees set up tables and chairs, helped participants in and out of buses, kept scores and packed up equipment.

Pinjarra refinery community relations officer Tanya Beechey said it was an excellent and fun event.

‘They are a real bunch of characters and truly get into the competitive spirit,” she said.

The Month of Service initiative is Alcoa’s signature employee volunteering event.

Last year, 2423 Alcoa employees donated more than 10,000 volunteer hours.