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55+ games medal count finalized

12 medals in all for Peace-Liard zone; six by Dawson Creek swimmer Robin O'Reilly
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Fort St. John pickleballers Arlene Boon (l) and Corey Jonsson take gold in the women's doubles 3.0 at this year's B.C. 55+ Games in Greater Victoria

The B.C. 55-plus Games Society has finalized the medals standings for its recent Greater Victoria event, adding more medals in swimming and pickleball to the count for the Peace-Liard team.

Dawson Creek’s Robin O’Reilly earned four gold and two silver in the pool.

The gold were in the 25, 50, 100, and 200-metre freestyle; the silver in the 25 and 50m butterfly.

In pickleball, Fort St. John’s Corey Jonsson picked up a gold with Dan Hogg from Taylor in mixed doubles 3.0 and a silver with Arlene Boon in ladies doubles 3.0.

Zone 12 also earned a gold in darts – Fort St. John’s Andy Orcena and crossover partner Brian Dean from Quesnel took first in the men’s doubles 55-64 division.

And, there were three medals from the golf course where Taylor's Ken Anderson earned silver in the low net category for men 55+ while Chetwynd's Carol Giesbrecht placed second for low gross in ladies 55-plus.

Mark Haynes from Taylor brought home a bronze medal for his low net score in men’s 55-plus.

Combined, athletes from the Peace-Liard earned six gold, five silver, and one bronze.

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