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BC Seniors Game preparations underway
We have pried the TV remote from our tired fingers after the Winter Olympics, put away the snow shovel for the last time and are now ready to do what?
Archery, badminton, bocce, bridge (social and duplicate), carpet bowling, cribbage, cycling, darts, dragon boat racing, equestrian, five-pin bowling, floor curling, golf, horseshoes, ice curling, ice hockey, lawn bowling, pickleball, slo-pitch, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field and whist are the events at this year's BC Senior Games, which go Sept. 9-13 in Langley.
Events are generally divided into age categories and the emphasis is on participation, camaraderie and fun. With over 3,00 participants attending from all over B.C., it will sometimes feel like one huge party with both opening and closing ceremonies, a banquet and dance, meeting old and new friends and of course good healthy competition.
You are eligible if you are: 55 years or older as of Dec. 31, 2014 and a B.C. resident as of Jan. 1, 2014.
"Now's the time to put your action plan into effect. Grab your racket, hockey stick, horseshoes, cards or bathing suits – it doesn't matter what, you will ultimately be a winner!" said Area 4 Representative 2 Judy Francis.
Check the website www.bcseniorsgames.org for complete details including the registration forms, specific sport details and your Zone 2 sport coordinator who will answer your questions, help you fill out the forms and tell you about the playdowns in your sport. Have you thought about accommodations or transportation to the Games?
"Now's the time to take action both on paper by registering and practicing your particular sport. You are never too old to go for the gold!" Francis said.
– BC Seniors Games