Oliver’s athletes once again brought back an impressive medal haul in slo-pitch, golf, badminton, archery and track and field from the BC Seniors Games in Kamloops.
In slo-pitch, Gloria Luypen, Jim Cade, Brian Campbell and Jeff Luypen brought home gold, silver and bronze medals. On the track, Larry Chalmers won three silver medals and a bronze, while Kirk and Mary Lou Harkness earned gold and silver medals, respectively, on the golf course.
John Hong took home the gold in badminton and John Ostermeier earned an impressive two gold medals in archery.
Oliver was represented by 23 participants who competed in golf, dragon boat, badminton, slo-pitch, track and field, five-pin bowling, tennis and archery. Additionally, the South Okanagan was represented by 28 athletes from Osoyoos and nine athletes from Okanagan Falls, who competed in darts, soccer, slo-pitch, golf, dragon boat racing, badminton, track and field, five-pin bowling, archery, and tennis.
Next year’s competition will be held in Langley on September 9-14, and Seniors Games Society director Jim Cade said the team is looking forward to another fun and successful year. Anyone age 55 and up is always welcome to join in the fun.
The BC Seniors Games ran from August 20-24 and had approximately 3,700 registered competitors. Events ranged from established multi-sport events such as track and field, cycling and swimming to less traditional events such as horseshoes, darts and cribbage.
The BC Seniors Games were established in 1987. The BC Seniors Games celebrate active and healthy seniors in British Columbia. Participants range in age from 55 to over 90 and take part in 24 event.
For more information on the Games or becoming a participant, visit www.bcseniorgames.org.