Comox Valley podium finishes at Seniors Games

Local athletes helped Zone 2 place third at 25th annual event in Burnaby




Comox Valley athletes played a key role in boosting Zone 2 (Vancouver Island North) to third place at the 2012 BC Seniors Games, held Aug. 21-25 in Burnaby.

Zone 2 collected 80 gold, 83 silver and 65 bronze for a total of 228 medals. Zone 4 (Lower Mainland) took first with 473 medals while Zone 3 (Fraser Valley) was second with 418. There were 13 zones represented at the Games.

Here are some of the other local athletes who made podium appearances:


•North Island Bold Eagles Green A  soccer men 60+.

•Daryl Bissell (Comox) badminton men 70-74 in singles, in mixed doubles with Marg Hudson and in men’s doubles with David Brown.

•Joan Galey-Anna Robitaille (Courtenay) badminton women 70-74 doubles.

•Rainer Sillantaus (Courtenay) track & field men 80-84 discus, shotput, javelin.

•Bob Austin (Comox) cycling men 65-69 hill climb, time trial, road race.

•Jane Austin (Comox) cycling women 55-59 hill climb, time trial, road race.


•Wayne Fleming (Comox) golf men 55-59.

•Pat Schmidt (Comox) golf women 70-74.

•Edith Albrecht (Comox) golf women 80+.

•Mary Reed-Connie Vincent (Courtenay) badminton women 75-79 doubles.

•Russell Lang-Walter Hryko (Courtenay) badminton men 70-74 doubles.

•Shelley Johnson-Mike Flynn (Courtenay) men & women 55-59 badminton doubles.

•Thrifty Foods Orcas slo-ptch men and women 55+ mixed.


•Roy Orr (Comox) men 75-79 golf.

•Phyllis Taylor (Comox) women 65-69 golf.

•Valerie Orr (Comox) women 70-74 golf.

•Allan McRae (Fanny Bay) men 80+ golf.

•Jackson Hirota-Mary Reed (Courtenay) bronze men & women 75-79 badminton doubles.

•Marion Drage-Shelley Johnson (Courtenay) women 55-59 doubles badminton.

•Mary Reed (Courtenay) women 75-79 badminton singles.

•Tom Lambourne (Courtenay) snooker men 65-74 singles.

•Nancy Larsen (Courtenay) snooker women 55-64 singles.

•Rainer Sillantous (Courtenay) track & field men 80-84 weight throw.

Complete results of the 25th annual Games are at