Oct. 27, 2022 | Rossland News
West Kootenay Glacier Kings capture gold with OT win over Victoria at 55-plus BC Games. The senior West Kootenay Glacier Kings hockey team won gold in dramatic fashion at the 55-plus BC Games last month. Both the 55+ and the 60+ teams from the West Kootenay made the trip to Victoria to compete in the first provincial senior games since before the pandemic. The teams included players from Trail, Rossland, Fruitvale, Salmo, Castlegar, Nelson, and Kaslo. The 60+ Glacier Kings played in a four-team round robin versus squads from Victoria, Port Alberni, and Terrace/Kitimat.
Oct. 12, 2022 | Merritt Herald
Senior athletics are being represented well in Merritt as members of the Merritt Curling Club finished fourth place at the BC 55+ Senior Games. Four members of the Merritt Curling Club represented the region for the 55+ BC Senior Games in Victoria, B.C. the week of September 13. Lorna Latremouille, Monika Tenisch, Susan Newton, and Debbie Phillips all competed very well at the games despite having little to no time for practice. “Considering this is the first time we have played together as a team and we went in cold turkey,” said Susan Newton, president of the MCC.
Oct. 13, 2022 | The Williams Lake Tribune
Three Williams Lake seniors came home with gold from the 55+ BC Games. Mona Knapp and her eldest son Rod Knapp won four gold medals in cribbage, Leo Rankin won two golds and three silver medals running and Pat Harton won two gold medals, also running. It was the first time the Knapps competed at the games, Mona said.
Oct. 9, 2022 | Victoria News
Monterey team sees success at recent provincial competition held in Greater Victoria. An Oak Bay table tennis club is celebrating success in the wake of the 55+ BC Games. The 20 members of the Monterey Centre Table Tennis Club won 19 gold, 12 silver, and five bronze medals during the annual sporting event hosted locally this year.
Oct. 8, 2022 | Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News
“At the end of the match you were up hugging your opponent. It was just a big, social activity”. Tofino’s constituency of pickleball players that went to the +55 BC Games in Greater Victoria last month brought home eight medals total over the course of five events. Players Janet St. Pierre, Kris Brown, Steve Thicke, Judy Michaud and Dan Audet all earned hardware over the four day tournament.
Oct. 8, 2022 | Coast Reporter
Sunshine Coast swimmers Christine Chandler and Jack Adams were part of a small, dedicated group of local seniors who practice regularly at the Sechelt Aquatic Centre. They attended the 33rd annual BC 55+ Games recently held in Victoria. The games had been postponed for the past three years due to the pandemic, so were enthusiastically embraced by the thousands of participants, supporters and volunteers at their renewed start up. The purpose of these games is to provide a forum for BC seniors to continue to compete.
Oct 5, 2022 | Salmon Arm Observer
Salmon Arm and the Shuswap brought home an abundance of medals from the 55+ Games this year, from both the Canada and BC events.
Oct 4, 2022 | Vancouver Island Free Daily
Three swimmers from SEAPARC’s Swim Fit program won 13 medals at the recent 55+ BC Games in Victoria. Rhonda MacIntyre earned three gold and three silver. Rhonda Henry garnered three gold and two silver, while Janet Rayner Thom captured silver and bronze medals.
Oct. 3, 2022 | Parksville Qualicum Beach News
A Nanoose Bay 86-year-old continued his nearly 20-year streak of 55+ Games swim wins last week, taking home a medal in each of the events he compete in. Harry Keen has participated in the annual event nearly every year since 1991 and, despite two years off during the pandemic, clearly hasn’t lost his talent.
Sept. 29, 2022 | Comox Valley Record
The North Island women’s slopitch team – the Island Girls-Hit for Brains – had four wins and no losses in the round-robin, but fell short in the gold medal game at the 55+ BC Games, Sept. 13-17 in Victoria.
Sept. 29, 2022 | Chemainus Valley Courier
Personal achievement the main goal for Chemainus couple. The return of the 55+ BC Games was a triumphant one for Chemainus’ Tim and Nola Hendrie. The couple collected 10 medals between them in Victoria during the first 55+ BC Games since 2019 in Kelowna. But the Hendries haven’t been idle since then and remained active on the track and field scene.
Sept. 29, 2022 | The Interior News
Only three Bulkley Valley athletes participate in the 55+ BC Games in Victoria Sept. 13 to 17, but their medal haul was indicative of a much bigger contingent. In total, Virginia Hoover (Telkwa), Bob Currie (Telkwa) and Jim McGregor (Smithers) brought home 10 medals, eight gold and two silver.
Sept. 28, 2022 | Vancouver is Awesome
Dawson Creek swimmer Robin O’Reilly is not letting all kinds of medals around her neck slow her down in the pool. her performance in Victoria at the 55+ BC Games resulted in a four gold, two silver performance.
Sept. 23, 2022 | Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Parksville Qualicum Beach area athletes came back home with a haul of medals from the 55+ BC Games in Victoria. Some were multiple gold medalists in different disciplines. Among them was one of Nanoose Bay’s most senior athletes, Joe Giegerich, who in his 90s, excelled in a myriad of events in the track & field competition.
Sept. 23, 2022 | Cranbrook Daily Townsman
The 55+ BC Games took place from Sept 13 to 17 in Victoria this year, and quite a few seniors from the East Kootenay region came home with hardware. Zone 7, East Kootenay, won a total of 26 medals in this year’s games: four gold, 11 silver and 11 bronze. Medals were won in track and filed, swimming, tennis, cribbage, archery and golf. Betty Nelson and her partner Sue Duckworth were two such ladies, bringing home a gold and silver in cribbage.
Sept. 23, 2022 | Nanaimo News Bulletin
Athletes from Nanaimo, Nanoose Bay, Lantzville and Gabriola Island made it back onto the podium at the 55+ BC Games. The multi-sport event had been on hold during the pandemic, but it was back in a big way this month in Greater Victoria as more than 2,500 competitors tried for gold, silver and bronze from Sept 13-17.
Sept. 22, 2022 | Alaska Highway News
12 medals in all for Peace-Liard zone; six by Dawson Creek swimmer Robin O’Reilly. The BC 55+ Games Society has finalized the medals standings for its recent Greater Victoria event, adding more medals in swimming and pickleball to the count for the Peace-Liard team.
Sept. 21, 2022 | Saanich News
Myrtle Acton sets Canadian record in shot put. Hauling home six medals from any athletic competition is noteworthy. Accomplishing that at 89 years of age while setting a record in one of those events is nothing short of astounding.
Sept. 21, 2022 | Terrace Standard
Local pickleball players picked up six medals while local tennis players, cyclists, golfers and archers also made medal contributions as Terrace and area athletes bolstered the northwest zone at the 2022 55+ BC Games held Sept 13 to Sept. 17 in Victoria. Of the 20 medals won by the North West zone, three-quarters could claim a Terrace connection.
Sept. 20, 2022 | The Northern View
Jim Morse won three golds his first year cycling in the games. Prince Rupert brought 15 medals home from the 55+ BC Games, with cyclist Jim Morse earning the team three golds. In total, nine Prince Rupert athletes travelled to Greater Victoria for the games between Sept 13 and 17 where they tested their athletic prowess against more than 2,500 participants from across the province.
Sept. 20, 2022 | Nelson Star
Nelson and area athletes won 11 medals at the 55+ BC Games in the Grater Victoria area last week. Nelson cyclist Sharisse Kyle finished first in the women’s 65-69 time trial and road race event.
Sept. 20, 2022 | Comox Valley Record
After a three-year hiatus due to COVID, Victoria hosted the BC 55+ Senior Games Sept 13-17. Athletes from Zone 2 in Vancouver Island North won 215 medals, fourth highest among 13 zones. Vancouver Island South (Zone 1) topped the medal standings with a whopping 542.
Sept. 20, 2022 | Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News
Numerous medals won by master athletes from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Maple Ridge super seniors took home numerous medals from the BC 55+ Games, which were held in Greater Victoria from Sept 13-17. Ronald Huckerby competed in the men’s 90-94 track and filed events, taking gold in discus, weight throw, javelin, and hammer throw; silver in shot put and long jump, and bronze in the 100m.
Sept. 20, 2022 | Delta Optimist
Martha Younger and Mummy Mercedes were a force at the 55+ BC Games in Victoria. Tsawwassen resident Martha Younger took her pony Mummy’s Mercedes out of retirement and won gold in two events at the recent 55+ BC Games in Victoria. Mummy’s Mercedes is an aware-winning Welsh pony that has competed for 15 years on three continents – North America, Europe and Asia.
Sept. 20, 2022 | Kimberley Bulletin
Gold for Liz Royer; three bronze for Steve. Kimberley couple Steve and Liz Royer were at the BC 55+ Summer Games in Victoria last weekend, and they have the hardware to prove it. Steven brought home three bronze medals; one in the pentathlon which is five events. Steve is the coach of the East Kootenay Track and Field Club. Liz mainly runs for fun.
Sept. 19, 2022 (updated Sept. 22, 2022) | Energetic City
UPDATE: With the 55+ BC Games results now finalized, the story has been altered to include additional Peace region medalists. FORT ST. JOHN, BC – The Peace region was present at the 55+ BC Games in Victoria last week. Out of the 20 athletes representing the region, 12 medals were earned across four event. In total, the Peace River-Liard zone won six gold medals, five silver, and one bronze.
Sept. 19, 2022 | Vernon Morning Star
Competitors collect 10 gold medals at recently completed BC 55+ Games in Victoria. Having the last name Joyce, and being from the North Okanagan, proved to be a good thing in track and field at the BC 55+ Masters Games in Victoria. Vernon’s Thomas Joyce collected five medals, including three gold, the most of any North Okanagan competitors.
Sept. 18, 2022 | Alaska Highway News
Seven medals for Peace Country athletes in swimming, pickleball and golf. Twenty Peace region athletes, some with medals around their necks, are returning home after competing in the BC 55+ Games last week in Greater Victoria.
Sept. 18, 2022 | The Nelson Daily
Results are slowly trickling in from the BC Senior Games in Victoria with sisters from the West Kootenay Boundary Zone capturing center stage in Pickleball played on the campus of the University of Victoria. Tanis Bourchier of Nelson and Christine Wayling of Castlegar combined to claim the gold medal in the women’s 55+ 3.0 doubles competition.
Sept. 17, 2022 | Alaska Highway News
Update: Five more medals for Zone 12 competitors at the BC 55+ Games. Dawson Creek’s Robin O’Reilly won gold in the swimming pool finishing with a time of 1 minutes, 36.54 seconds in the 100-metre freestyle in the women’s 75-79 class. Taylor’s Ken Anderson earned silver in the low net category for men 55+ while Chetwynd’s Carol Giesbrecht placed second for low gross in ladies 55+.