Twenty Peace region athletes, some with medals around their necks, are returning home after competing in the B.C. 55+ Games last week in Greater Victoria.
While half the size of its 2019 group, Zone 12 Peace-Liard did earn seven top three finishes in the three days of competition.
Dawson Creek's Robin O'Reilly led the charge with a gold in the swimming pool finishing with a time of 1 minute, 36.54 seconds in the 100-metre freestyle in the women's 75-79 class.
Pickleballers Corey Jonsson and Dan Hogg from Fort St. John and Taylor, respectively, took gold in the mixed 3.0 doubles for the 55-64 age division.
Fort St. John's Andy Orcena and crossover partner Brian Dean from Quesnel took gold in 55-64 men's doubles darts.
Dean was added to Zone 12 with no doubles partner for Orcena from our region.
Bear Flat's Arlene Boon and Fort St. John's Corey Jonsson picked up a silver medal in 55-64 women's doubles 3.0 pickleball.
And on the links, 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 golf; Mark Haynes from Taylor added to the medal count with his bronze for low net score in men's 55-plus.
Peace-Liard finished the games, the first one held in three years, with three gold, three silver, and one bronze.
Next year's event will be held in Abbotsford.