It's never too early to get in the game – especially the BC Seniors Games.
Kamloops is hosting the 2013 Senior Games from Aug. 20-24, and while playdowns are still a bit down the road, Jane Austin notes a good way to join the fun is by becoming a member of the BC Seniors Games Society.
Austin is the membership chair for Zone 2 (Vancouver Island North) which includes Comox, Courtenay and Cumberland.
Austin participated in her first Seniors Games last year in Burnaby and was impressed by everything from the opening ceremonies to the well-organized volunteers and camaraderie among the participants.
She says the Games are a great way for seniors (age 55 and over) to stay active and be involved in their community.
The deadline for Society registration is June 15.
At the 2012 Games, Zone 2 finished third out of 13 zones with 231 medals (82 gold, 84 silver, 65 bronze), with Comox Valley competitors hauling in their fair share of the hardware.
Zone 2 is looking for sports co-ordinators for table tennis, bridge and mountain biking; if there are no co-ordinators the zone will not be able to compete in these sports at this year's Games. To volunteer, contact sports chair Paul Kingan at 250-338-2137 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on the Games is available at www.bcseniorsgame.org. Click on the 'Zones' link at the top of the page for more details on Zone 2.