Zone 2 rocks at Seniors Games

Comox Valley and area athletes haul in the medals at Kamloops competition

 

 

 

 

 

 

The BC Seniors Games were created in 1987. The objective is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle amongst seniors in the belief that activity of both mind and body has a beneficial effect on the heath and well-being of older adults.

The Games are financially assisted by participants’ fees and government gaming support.

The week of Aug. 19 saw more than 3,500 B.C. seniors (age 55 to 90+) descend on Kamloops to compete in 25 sports, ranging from tennis to track and field, from pickle ball to dragon boat racing, and from cycling to swimming.

Vancouver Islanders fared well in the competition. Zone 2, which includes Vancouver Island North (Ladysmith to Port Hardy including Powell River) placed fourth of 12 zones.

In total, 364 Island athletes competed and came home with 121 gold medals, 71 silver and 54 bronze medals.

How did your favourite athletes or friends perform? To find out, visit the BC Seniors Games website (www.bcseniorsgames.org) and click on the “Results” at the top of the page.  You can then review the results by zone, by sport and by community.  To view photos of the games, go to the Kamloops logo at the top of the page and view the many photos.

The BC Seniors Games are held annually.  The 2014 games well be held in Langley from Sept. 9-13. For further details on the 2014 Ggames visit the BC senior Games website in early 2014.

Would you like to get involved?  The Zone 2 annual general meeting and luncheon will be held in Qualicum on Oct. 23, at the Civic Centrr.

We are always welcoming volunteers who wish to contribute. If you would like more information, e-mail Bob Austin at seejane@shaw.ca.

– Bob Austin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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