55+ BC Games

Pickleball action during the 2019 55+ B.C. Games in Kelowna. While the 2020 Games in Richmond were cancelled due to COVID-19, the Greater Victoria organizing committee has begun planning for hosting the 2021 competition next September. (Rosemary Kean/55+ BC Games Society)

Greater Victoria’s 55+ BC Games committee planning for safe 2021 competition

Richmond cancelled 2020 Games due to COVID, but local organizers optimistic about next year

 

Pickleball action during the 2019 55+ B.C. Games in Kelowna. While the 2020 Games in Richmond were cancelled due to COVID-19, the Greater Victoria organizing committee has begun planning for hosting the 2021 competition next September. (Rosemary Kean/55+ BC Games Society)

Greater Victoria’s 55+ BC Games committee planning for safe 2021 competition

Richmond cancelled 2020 Games due to COVID, but local organizers optimistic about next year

  • Oct 6, 2020

 

Donna Stafford-Tyrrell of the BC Seniors Games Society, Keith Wells and Robert Bettauer of the Victoria Sports Tourism Commission, and Gordon Oates of the BC Senior Games Society duringthe 2018 announcement that the BC 55+ Games will take place in Victoria Sept. 14 to 18, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

55+ BC Games cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns

Greater Victoria set to host 2021 event

  • Apr 1, 2020

 

Burns Lake attends senior games

Cancellation of the 2020 55+ BC Games

The BC Seniors Games Society along with the Richmond Host Society of the 2020 55+ BC Games have cancelled the 55+ BC Games that were to run Sept. 15 to 19 at various venues throughout Richmond.

  • Apr 1, 2020
Burns Lake attends senior games
Andy Grobins

Cancellation of the 2020 55+ BC Games in Richmond due to COVID-19

The BC Seniors Games Society along with the Richmond Host Society of the 2020 55+ BC Games have cancelled the 55+ BC Games that were to run Sept. 15 to 19 at various venues throughout Richmond.

  • Apr 1, 2020
Andy Grobins
Kaden Baum draws closer to the finish line at the 2020 Teck BC Cup hosted by the Larch Hills Nordic Society and Larch Hills Junior Race Team on Saturday, Jan. 4. Baum competed in his first BC Winter Games race on Feb. 21, 2020.  (File photo)

Salmon Arm considering bid for future BC Games, 55+ Games

BC Summer Games this year in Maple Ridge, 55+ Games in Richmond

Kaden Baum draws closer to the finish line at the 2020 Teck BC Cup hosted by the Larch Hills Nordic Society and Larch Hills Junior Race Team on Saturday, Jan. 4. Baum competed in his first BC Winter Games race on Feb. 21, 2020.  (File photo)
The 55+ BC Games will be held in Richmond this September. (55+ BC Games - Facebook photo)

Plans in full swing for the Richmond 2020 55+ BC Games

Participant registration will open March 1

  • Feb 18, 2020
The 55+ BC Games will be held in Richmond this September. (55+ BC Games - Facebook photo)
Equestrian success at 55+ BC Games

Equestrian success at 55+ BC Games

Cowichan competitors collect five medals

Equestrian success at 55+ BC Games

Northwest zone brings back 64 medals from 55+ BC Games

Over 4,200 senior athletes competed in Kelowna

  • Oct 2, 2019
Anne Marie Vandermeer from Prince Rupert collects one of her five gold medals after posting the top time in the 50-m freestyle. Ruth Lau Siemers (Silver - Burnaby) and Sharen Popoff (Bronze - Creston) rounded out the podium. (Kelly Pape photo)

Northwest athletes have big haul at 55+ B.C. Games in Kelowna

Prince Rupert's Ann Marie Vandermeer tops the podium five different times in swimming

  • Sep 30, 2019
Anne Marie Vandermeer from Prince Rupert collects one of her five gold medals after posting the top time in the 50-m freestyle. Ruth Lau Siemers (Silver - Burnaby) and Sharen Popoff (Bronze - Creston) rounded out the podium. (Kelly Pape photo)
Campbell River’s Jacob Koomens (right) competes in a cycling event at the 55+ BC Games in Kelowna. Photo by Ronald G. Mullins/55+ BC Games

Campbell River athletes return with more than 30 medals from 55+ BC Games

Games took place in Kelowna from Sept. 10 to 14

  • Sep 23, 2019
Campbell River’s Jacob Koomens (right) competes in a cycling event at the 55+ BC Games in Kelowna. Photo by Ronald G. Mullins/55+ BC Games
Hildegard Buschhaus of Coombs shows of the medals she won at the 2019 55+ BC Games that she will be hanging with all the other medals she has won from every seniors games she has competed in since 1995. — Michael Briones photo

Coombs athlete, 91, brings home five gold medals from 55+ BC Games

Buschhaus now has 217 career senior games medals

  • Sep 20, 2019
Hildegard Buschhaus of Coombs shows of the medals she won at the 2019 55+ BC Games that she will be hanging with all the other medals she has won from every seniors games she has competed in since 1995. — Michael Briones photo
Jerry and Terri Draude from Penticton compete at the 55+ BC Games Pickleball competition at Parkinson Recreation Centre in Kelowna. The games brought over 4200 athletes to the Okanagan and concluded last week. (Photo: Mackenzie Britton - Capital News)

Okanagan pickleballers happy to play at 1st ever 55+ BC Games

Jerry and Terri Draude from Penticton put their skills to the test

  • Sep 19, 2019
Jerry and Terri Draude from Penticton compete at the 55+ BC Games Pickleball competition at Parkinson Recreation Centre in Kelowna. The games brought over 4200 athletes to the Okanagan and concluded last week. (Photo: Mackenzie Britton - Capital News)
The 2019 55+ BC Games kicked off in Kelowna on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. (Ashley Wadhwani - Black Press Media)

That’s a wrap: 55+ BC Games conclude

The ending ceremonies to the week-long games were Saturday at the Rotary Centre for the Arts

  • Sep 19, 2019
The 2019 55+ BC Games kicked off in Kelowna on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. (Ashley Wadhwani - Black Press Media)
Robert Huth photoJim Johnston gets ready to compete in the men’s 75-79 javelin event in Kelowna at the BC 55+ Games. Johnston brought home multiple gold and silver medals in his respective events at the Games.

Williams Lake well represented at 55+ BC Games

Results from Williams Lake and area athletes competing at the games are as follows:

Robert Huth photoJim Johnston gets ready to compete in the men’s 75-79 javelin event in Kelowna at the BC 55+ Games. Johnston brought home multiple gold and silver medals in his respective events at the Games.
The West Kootenay Sixers slo-pitch team captured silver at the 55-plus 2019 BC Games in Kelowna on the weekend. After winning gold at the 2018 Games, the Sixers lost to Kamloops 22-17 in the final after going 5-1-1 in the round robin, that included a win against the gold-medal team. From back-left: Lonnie D’Andrea, Lorne Wuori, Bob Murray, Carson Eriksen, Mike Roach, and Barry Benner. Middle from left: Christine Wayling, Christine Mota, Rick Loewen, Joe Capriglione, and Ken Haynes. Front from left: Luree Gould, John Mota, Steve Cutt, Kevin Melanson, and Michelle Johnston.

55+ BC Games: Mighty medal haul for Greater Trail athletes

Greater Trail athletes excel for Zone 6 West Kootenay-Boundary at 55+ BC Games

The West Kootenay Sixers slo-pitch team captured silver at the 55-plus 2019 BC Games in Kelowna on the weekend. After winning gold at the 2018 Games, the Sixers lost to Kamloops 22-17 in the final after going 5-1-1 in the round robin, that included a win against the gold-medal team. From back-left: Lonnie D’Andrea, Lorne Wuori, Bob Murray, Carson Eriksen, Mike Roach, and Barry Benner. Middle from left: Christine Wayling, Christine Mota, Rick Loewen, Joe Capriglione, and Ken Haynes. Front from left: Luree Gould, John Mota, Steve Cutt, Kevin Melanson, and Michelle Johnston.
Pat Derkson (skip), Penny Nesbitt (3rd), Deanna Armstrong (2nd), Bobbi Thielen & Ann Johnstone (Lead) accepting their bronze medal for floor curling at the 55+ BC Games this September. (Ron Johnstone)

Agassiz, Harrison take home the gold at the 55+ BC Games

The two communities captured 13 medals at the seniors' games in Kelowna this year

  • Sep 17, 2019
Pat Derkson (skip), Penny Nesbitt (3rd), Deanna Armstrong (2nd), Bobbi Thielen & Ann Johnstone (Lead) accepting their bronze medal for floor curling at the 55+ BC Games this September. (Ron Johnstone)
The 2019 55+ BC Games kicked off in Kelowna on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. (Ashley Wadhwani - Black Press Media)

That’s a wrap: 55+ BC Games conclude

The ending ceremonies to the week-long games were Saturday at the Rotary Centre for the Arts

  • Sep 14, 2019
The 2019 55+ BC Games kicked off in Kelowna on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. (Ashley Wadhwani - Black Press Media)
Archers take aim during competition at the 55+ BC Games in Kelowna. Bob O’Brien (left) from Nanaimo is at his third 55+ Games this year. (Mackenzie Britton - Capital News)

Archery pulls in exciting competition at 55+ BC Games

The archery champions will be presented Saturday in Kelowna

  • Sep 13, 2019
Archers take aim during competition at the 55+ BC Games in Kelowna. Bob O’Brien (left) from Nanaimo is at his third 55+ Games this year. (Mackenzie Britton - Capital News)
The 2019 55+ BC Games kicked off in Kelowna on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. (Ashley Wadhwani - Black Press Media)

PHOTOS: 4,200 senior athletes kick off the 55+ BC Games in Kelowna

Over 4,200 athletes from across the province are in Kelowna for the games this week

  • Sep 12, 2019
The 2019 55+ BC Games kicked off in Kelowna on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. (Ashley Wadhwani - Black Press Media)