Comox Valley athletes awesome at BC Seniors Games

From badminton to track and field, locals hauled in the medals




Comox Valley athletes excelled in their events at the Langley BC Seniors Games, held Sept. 9-13. “Congratulations Area 4 Zone 2 medal winners,” said director Judy Francis.

“Thank you to those Zone 2 volunteers whose hard work and community spirit have contributed to the Games’ overwhelming success, and congratulations to those participants who have achieved their personal best in Langley this year,” Francis added.

Local results:

Badminton: Russel Lang 1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze. Mary Reed 1 gold, 1 silver. Anne Robitaille 1 gold, 1 silver.

Cycling: Bob Lindsay 1 silver, 2 bronze. Rick Clough 3 bronze.

Five-Pin Bowling: A Team – Roy Brekke, Arnie Morrison total of 2 silver medals; Shirley Evans, Bob Sharp, Ivan Ally silver medals. B Team – Coral Tanner total of 2 gold and 2 bronze; Bob Van Nes 1 gold, 1 bronze; Kaela McLean, Edward Tanner, Laurie Aucoin gold medals.

Golf: Wayne Fleming 1 gold. Pat Schmidt 1 silver.

Ice Curling: Jonsson Team – Kim Jonsson, Mary Holden, Sharon Walker, Mickey Colburn silver. Holden Team – Jack Holden, Richard Lewis, Daryl Wright, Reg Tressel silver. Baltis Team – Brian Baltis, Kathy Meunier, Ron Shymko, Elaine Starchuk silver. Don Nickason – silver medal curling with the Dawson Creek team.

Lawn Bowling: Michael Lynch and Ross Young silver. Melie Ursulom and Pat Cutt bronze.

Slo-Pitch: Mid-Island Masters bronze. (CV Pacemakers – special mention with a 4th place finish in a very competitive field).

Swimming: Maggie Thran 1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze. Joan Lightfoot 1 silver, 2 bronze. Gordon Giesbresht 4 gold, 2 bronze. Bob Higgs 2 silver, 2 bronze. Brian Staton, 9 gold. Max Fletcher 1 bronze. Barry Graham 2 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze. Robert Reed 3 bronze.

Table Tennis: Alma (Georgie) Smith 1 silver, 1 bronze. Ed Schum 1 silver, 2 bronze.

Tennis: Tony Wong 1 silver, 1 bronze. Sheila Precious 1 silver.

Track and Field: Ken Richardson 3 bronze. Rainer Sillantaus 3 gold. Francisco Machado 3 gold. Louise Reed 1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze.

The Games are now officially called the BC 55+ Games and will be held in North Vancouver next year running from Aug. 25-29. If you are a resident of B.C. and 55+ you qualify for the Games. “There are 25 different activities to choose from, so why not pick your sport and join us!” Francis said.

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