A number of the participants from West Kootenay Boundary (Zone 6) who will be heading to Kamloops in August to compete in the BC Seniors Games gathered for a picnic / meeting at Pass Creek Campground on Sunday

A number of the participants from West Kootenay Boundary (Zone 6) who will be heading to Kamloops in August to compete in the BC Seniors Games gathered for a picnic / meeting at Pass Creek Campground on Sunday

Athletes enjoy great weather and plan for BC Seniors Games

Picnic meeting at Pass Creek Park on Sunday a get-together and chance to discuss logistics

A number of competitors who will be travelling to Kamloops this August for the BC Seniors Games took advantage of the great weather to hold a picnic meeting at Pass Creek Campground on Sunday, July 28.

The group appeared in great spirits and many are looking forward to making the trip.

“I’m a Class C horseshoe player [ranking system based on percentages] so I’m in the middle. I’ve been throwing for six years and we go all over the province,” said Jim Harrold. “I just won first in the C in the international tournament in Abbotsford three weeks ago.”

Last year, his wife Dorothy took a bronze in the games for horseshoe pitching.

Dawn Williams said she and a number of others who are going to the games keep their bowling arms in shape by practicing every Friday at the Castle Bowl lanes in Castlegar.

Athletes from Castlegar, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Rossland, Salmo and Trail will represent the West Kootenay Boundary (Zone 6), during the games.

There will beĀ 26 events spread out across Kamloops, from darts at Desert Gardens Seniors Complex to swimming and track and field at the Tournament Capital Centre and many more.

Over 3,500 athletes are expected to participate in the 2013 games; this does not include the hundreds of officials, volunteers and sponsors needed for such a large undertaking.

For more on the BC Seniors Games, go to www.bcseniorsgames.org .