Greater Trail athletes excel at 55-plus Games
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.

Merritt Curling Club compete at the BC 55+ Senior Games
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.

Williams Lake competitors bring home the gold, silver from the 55+ Senior Games 
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.

Oak Bay’s 20 table tennis players haul in 36 medals from 55+ BC Games 
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.

Tofino pickleball players win medals at +55 BC Games
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.

Senior swimmers make waves
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.

Medals from BC and Canada 55+ Games make their way to the Shuswap
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.

Sooke senior swimmers top podium at 55+ BC Games
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.

Nanoose Bay 86-year-old takes home 6 swimming medals in 55+ Games
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.

North Island slopitch team wins silver at 55+ BC Games
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.

Hendries embody the spirit of the 55+ BC Games
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.

Small Bulkley Valley BC 55+ Games contingent achieves big results
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.

Dawson Creek’s O’Reilly returns from BC Games with four gold, 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.

Parksville Qualicum Beach athletes record huge medal haul at 55+ BC Games
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.

East Kootenay athletes take home 26 medals in 55+ BC Games
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.

Nanaimo-area athletes crowd the podium at 55+ BC Games in Victoria
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.

55+ Games medal count finalized
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.

Sooke athlete, 89, wins six medals at 55+ BC Games
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.

Seniors bring home medal haul from Victoria games
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.

Prince Rupert athletes earned 15 medals at the 55+ BC Games.
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.

11 medals for Nelson area athletes at 55+ BC Games
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.

BC 55+ Senior Games results, Comox Valley
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.

Ridge Meadows seniors on the podium at BC 55+ Games
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.

Tsawwassen rider teams up with Welsh pony again to strike gold
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.

Kimberley couple bring back medals from BC 55+ Games
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.

Update: More 55+ BC Games medalists from Peace announced
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.

Gold a great colour for North Okanagan masters athletes
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.

Local medals at the 55+ BC Games
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.

Team Bourchier/Wayling capture Pickleball Gold at BC Senior Games
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.

More medals at 55+ Games
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+.

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