It’s a new year and of course, with a new year comes the time-honoured tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions.
“How many have you made over the years? I for one, have broken many more than I actually fulfilled,” says Judy Francis, Zone 2, Area 4 representative for the BC Seniors Games.
“Have you planned to get in shape, work out more, lose some weight, perhaps gain some weight, quit smoking, make new friends, do some volunteer work, play and enjoy life more, get involved in something?
“The solution to achieving many of your resolutions could be as easy as participating in the annual BC Seniors Games. If you are a resident of B.C., 55 and older, you qualify – it’s as simple as that!” Francis said.
“All you have to do is decide which activity you would like to take part in and away you go. Many of the activities are separated into age categories so the older the better – how often do you hear that these days?”
Several of the activities such as badminton, bridge, cribbage, darts, five-pin bowling, floor curling, ice curling, ice hockey, pickleball, swimming, table tennis and whist are in full swing during the winter months.
Did you know the ladies ice curling team from the Comox Valley Curling Club won the gold medal last year at the BC Seniors Games in Kamloops? As with many of the other activities, there will be qualifying rounds for the curlers who would like to compete in the games based on the number of interested teams with these qualifying rounds being held in early March.
Other activities such as bocce ball, cycling, golf, horseshoes, lawn bowling, slo-pitch, tennis and track and field are more weather-related and the qualifying rounds, if required, are later in the spring.
“The BC Seniors Games give you a chance to ‘Strut your Stuff’ and at our age, why not? It’s fun, good for the heart and the soul and gives you an opportunity to demonstrate what it means to be a proud senior today,” Francis said.
“Please don’t hesitate to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or check out the BC Seniors Games at www.2014bcseniorsgames.org.
– BC Seniors Games