HNP
Huff N’ Puff Senior Fitness Association
"Because for us, life is not a spectator sport!"

 


September 25, 2017

Our Mission

Rzone Policy

The City of London wishes to remind everyone about the Rzone Policy.

It is the City of London’s expectation that everyone who enters City facilities, sportsfields or baseball diamonds that you will treat them with respect and act appropriately while in the facility or on the sportsfield. The Rzone policy is in affect and you can review as well as pass along to all participants information about this.

For more information about the Rzone policy you can go to www.london.ca/rzone.

Thank you for your cooperation.

History of Huff N’ Puff SFA

The Huff N’ Puff Seniors Fitness Association was formed in London, Ontario in July of 1988 by a few seniors who had been involved in casual ice skating, pick-up hockey, baseball and five-pin bowling since 1985. Over the years, we have continued to add participants and activities.

"Starting in the trunk of a car, a small group of seniors decided an active lifestyle was what they wanted! Mix in social interaction and they were off...it wasn't long before this group outgrew the trunk and needed more space."

OUR HISTORY...

In the beginning...
In the fall of 1986, the London P. U. C. provided free ice skating time for seniors at West Lions And Silverwoods arenas. One senior, Al Finch, started to talk about hockey as a further expansion of fitness activity. London P. U. C. provided 2 hrs. of ice time at Silverwoods arena for a minimum fee on Monday mornings. With about 8 to 12 senior skaters playing Shinny hockey the seed for Huff N’ Puff was planted. As news of this group spread, growth began. Huff n’ Puff now had 46 seniors taking part with an average participation of 25. In July 1987, the first formal meeting was held at the home of Bruce and Ruth Greenaway and the founding committee was elected.

President Ed Loney
Vice President Bruce Greenaway
Vice President Doug Southerst
Vice President Alex Fordyce
Secretary Betty Purnell (now Langley)
Treasurer Keith Arnold
Membership Chairman Gray Poley
Directors Ben Benedetti
Ruth Greenaway
Ron Hughes
Al Finch
Don Wright
Clare Butler
Bowling Peter Brown
Entertainment Art Ferris
Public Relations Ted Froates
Caterer Spike Crawford

It was established at that time that the Huff N’ Puff Membership fee would be $5.00 per year. The first membership cards were produced in September with memberships in walking, hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing and canoeing. It was decided that a picnic was to be planned, with further activities to be added as memberships increased. The first Huff N’ Puff Dance was held at Victory Legion with 175 people attending in October. By November, 1988 the total membership was 107 and Boyle Community Centre was available for a 3 month trial. It was obvious that this was an idea that had merit!

And now...

Each year, Huff N’ Puff has grown and at the present time we have over 1,800 members and activities have grown to fill the needs of the members – aerobics, aquabics, badminton, basketball, bocci, 5 Pin bowling, carpet bowling, bus trips...just to name a few...check on our Activities page for a complete list. There is something for everyone!

The membership fees are per year, and is dependent on the activities you wish to participate in. You will find more info regarding our fee structure on the Membership page. Today Huff N’ Puff is centered at North London Optimist Community Centre, but a number of activities are at other sites (check on our Our Organization->Venue Locations page).