The BC 55+ Games (formerly known as the BC Seniors Games) are finished and Ashcroft’s senior athletes are back home with their medals.
Although he came back with two Silver medals for cycling, Frank Mireau said the events were not as well organized as in the past. The wind storm that passed through Langley on Aug. 29 where his competition took place ended a few of the events early.
Loraine Shwaluk said she and her Cribbage partner Pat Kilt were tied for third place when the tournament ended, but somehow the scorekeepers managed to drop them into fifth place when all was said and done. “Oh well,” she said. “There’s always next year.”
Jim Duncan returned home with his arm in a cast, having fallen on the ice while curling. He says he continued to play. His shoulder hurt worse than his wrist, he said. He finished that game and three more with team mates Ina Gory and Andrea and Bruce Walker. He only found out that it was broken when he returned home and went to his doctor.
Andy Kormendy won two bronze for Mens and Mixed Doubles in Tennis, and Linda Holland and Isabel McGrath brought home a Silver for Bridge.
In Lytton, Bernie Fandrich won two Gold medals in Archery, and Judith Urquhart won a Gold medal for Women’s Golf.