They helped build the ElderActive Recreation Association, which fosters active living and physical activity through participation in sport and recreation. In the process, they also built the structure of Team Yukon to participate in the biennial Canada 55+ Games. Team Simpson was instrumental in making the 2004 Canada 55+ Games in Whitehorse a huge success, hosting over 1,200 active and engaged participants from across the country.
Long after the Games were held in Whitehorse, Diana and Bill continued in their leadership roles. They built links, relationships and partnerships between ElderActive and other recreation organizations in the territory. ElderActive had a starting membership of just 50 in 2000, and the Simpsons grew it tenfold by 2014.
From old guard to new stars, Team Simpson’s legacy lives on.