At the recent BC Seniors Games held in Burnaby from Aug. 22-25, several teams and individual athletes came home with medals.
Leading the way were the two floor curling teams from the Friendship House Senior Centre. Taking the gold in the “B” event was the team of Dick Hopkins, Shirley Hopkins, Don Sciotti and Louine Sciotti. Winning silver in the “A” event was the team of Cor Dirven, Mario DiMartina, Ruth Newitt and Marg Hicks.
In other sports, Rick Bradburn won gold in competitive singles badminton. John and Jackie Perry, who have recently moved to Penticton, won several medals with John capturing gold in singles, and silver in both men and mixed doubles. Jackie picked up a gold in mixed doubles, and a bronze in women’s doubles.
Also, Trevor Bowman picked up a gold medal in mixed doubles darts, and he was part of the team of four. They won gold in this event.
Four locals were part of a dragon boat racing team who won a Bronze medal. They were Eric Fryer, Karl Dopf, Astrid Borderville, and Monique Gratrix.
Two cyclists fared well. Michael Scott picked up one silver and two bronze. Robert Dumalanede placed fourth in two events, and fifth in the other one. Paddie Smith picked up a bronze in golf.
Overall, the Games were run effectively, and from all reports everyone enjoyed the Games. Next year’s Games will be in Kamloops, and a string contingent is expected to go there to compete.
Submitted by Dick Hopkins, Zone Director Fraser Valley.