Peace seniors win 27 medals at 2019 55+ BC Games

Local seniors won at least 27 medals and counting at the 2019 55+ BC Games in Kelowna last week.

A group from across the Peace region took part in this year’s Games held Sept. 10 to 14, and brought home two gold, 11 silvers, and 14 bronze medals. Medal counts will be finalized Tuesday.

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Carol Pope of Fort St. John won gold with the low gross in women’s golf.

Robin O’Reilly of Dawson Creek won gold in the women's 50m freestyle swim, with a time of 39.38. O'Reilly also won silvers in the 25m, 100m, and 200m freestyles, and in the 25m and 50m butterfly.

Richard Wood of Fort St. John won silver in the men’s cycling competitive time trial, with a time of 21:21. Wood also won bronze in the men’s cycling competitive hill climb, finishing with a time of 10:55.

Caron Jones of Pouce Coupe won silver in women’s horseshoes singles, with a score of 426.

Ken Huntley and Randy Morrow, of Fort St. John, and Deb Bain and Lloyd Hanberg, of Tumbler Ridge, each won silver with in their respective golf divisions.

Dora Cumming of Hudson’s Hope and Jean Deter of Fort St. John won bronze in mixed pairs cribbage.

Bill Bickford and Eira Lucas of Fort St. John won bronze in mixed doubles competitive table tennis.

Ann Nikmo and Sandra Chapple won bronze in women’s doubles recreational table tennis.

Eira Lucas and Dorothy Dyer of Fort St. John won bronze in their respective singles table tennis events. 

Philip Rempel of Fort St. John won bronze in the men’s track and field 5000 metres, with a time of 23:58.53. Rempel also won bronze in the men's 10-kilometre road race, finishing with a time of 50:58.

Rick Ekkel of Fort St. John won bronze in his men’s archery 3D-Recurve bow without/sight event, with a score of 254.

Annette Reeder and Walton Wilson, of Fort St. John, and Jean Slaney and Terry Vandenbosch, of Tumbler Ridge, won bronze in their respective golf divisions.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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