A strong contingent of 58 Comox Valley residents (Black Creek to Bowser) won medals at the recent 2106 55+ BC Games in Coquitlam. Podium finishes were record in 11 of the 22 sporting events.
Outstanding performances in the pool included first-timer Jesse van Muijiwijk who won six gold and two silver medals and veteran Brian Staton who won seven gold and two silver. Other multi-medallists were Joan Lightfoot and Bob Reed.
Also winning medals:
Mary Reed – badminton silver; Lucy Wallis – darts gold; Jorgen Anderson, Lori Beal, Cindy Ford, May Reimer, Ron and Sandi Ulmi, Don Walden – dragon boating silver.
Pat Baldry, Bruce and Joyce McCaig, Frances Terry- floor curling gold and silver; Pat Schmidt, Grace Coulter, Edith Albrecht – golf bronze and gold; Kim Jonsson, Mary Holden, Kathy Meunier, Elaine Starchuk – ice curling silver;
Dan Caroll, Jack Holden, Daryl Wright, Reg Tressel – ice curling gold; Silvio Alberti, Al Bayles, Jim Gordon, Dave Greene, Terri Jones, Ernie Kassian, Scott
Murray, Dave Odamura, Gloria Royer, Rhonda Sampson, Tom Somerville, David
Stevens, Trisha Stockand, Pat Truelove, Ron Western- slo-pitch (Ronnie’s Rebels)
Mark Simonson, Vernon Dean, Doug Hillian, Ryan LaPalm, John Ross, Sven Svendsen – soccer bronze; Chris Dewitt, David Farah, Alan Jackson, Frank Wouterlood – soccer gold; Ed Schum – table tennis bronze; Rainer Silantaus – track & field gold; Louise Reed – track & field gold and silver.
“Congratulations to not only our medal winners but to all Comox Valley participants for a great showing at the Games,” said Paul Kingan, BC Seniors Games Society director for Zone 2.
For more information on the 55+ BC Games, go to www.bcseniorsgames.org