Games participants pose for a photo with the torch Sept. 16 during the Rock the Roundhouse party celebrating the successful Greater Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games and officially passing the flag on to the 2023 host city, Abbotsford. Photo: Justin Samanski-Langille

Games participants pose for a photo with the torch Sept. 16 during the Rock the Roundhouse party celebrating the successful Greater Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games and officially passing the flag on to the 2023 host city, Abbotsford. Photo: Justin Samanski-Langille

Castlegar athletes earn medals at 55+ games

The 55+ BC Seniors Games took place last week

Castlegar area athletes brought home some hardware from the 55+ BC Seniors Games last week. The games took place in Victoria Sept. 13 – 17.

In pickleball, Castlegar’s Christine Wayling paired with Nelson’s Tanis Bourchier to win gold in women’s 55-64 doubles.

West Kootenay men’s hockey teams earned two medals.

The Kootenay Glaciers — which includes Castlegar’s Jeff Townsend, Rhys Andrews, Glen Campbell, Allan Ceccon and Dale Donaldson — captured gold in the men’s 60-plus category.

The Kootenay Kings — featuring Castlegar’s Dean MacKinnon, Bill Alexander and Daryl Zibin— took bronze in the men’s 55-plus event.

In men’s 55-plus soccer, the Kootenay United also scored bronze. That team includes Castlegar’s Gordie Clark and Ken Jensen.

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