B.C. Games

2018 marked the first year women’s hockey was included in the +55 BC Games. The Sharpshooters took home gold. Photo: contributed

Kelowna to play host for +55 BC Games

The games will welcome thousands from Sept. 10-14

  • Feb 21, 2019
2018 marked the first year women’s hockey was included in the +55 BC Games. The Sharpshooters took home gold. Photo: contributed
The gold medal team of Trish Probyn (skip), Eleanor Payment (third), Lisa Schwartzenhauer (second) and Dorothy Bradford (lead) at the 2018 55-plus B.C. Games in Cranbrook. (Trish Probyn photo)

Shuswap athletes make strong showing at 55-plus B.C. Games

Competitions held in Kimberley-Cranbrook celebrate seniors' athleticism

  • Sep 19, 2018
The gold medal team of Trish Probyn (skip), Eleanor Payment (third), Lisa Schwartzenhauer (second) and Dorothy Bradford (lead) at the 2018 55-plus B.C. Games in Cranbrook. (Trish Probyn photo)
The Zone 6 West Kootenay 55+ mixed slo-pitch team captured a gold medal at the Senior 55+ Games in Cranbrook beating the Vancouver Island Orcas 18-13 in the final. The West Kootenay team was made up of players from Trail, Castlegar, Salmo, Nelson, Rossland, and Genelle. From back left: Mike Roch, Bob Murray, Nona Kucher, Bruce Borsatto, Barry Benner, Christine Wayling, Rick Loewen, Alta Pinney, Carson Eriksen, and Joe Capriglione. Front from left: Ken Haines, Colin McLean Manny Mota, Chris Mota, Luree Gould, and Lorne Wuori. Missing: J.R. Ross.

Greater Trail athletes excel at 55-plus BC Games

The 55+ BC Games wrapped up in Cranrbrook on Sunday with an impressive medal haul for Trail athletes

The Zone 6 West Kootenay 55+ mixed slo-pitch team captured a gold medal at the Senior 55+ Games in Cranbrook beating the Vancouver Island Orcas 18-13 in the final. The West Kootenay team was made up of players from Trail, Castlegar, Salmo, Nelson, Rossland, and Genelle. From back left: Mike Roch, Bob Murray, Nona Kucher, Bruce Borsatto, Barry Benner, Christine Wayling, Rick Loewen, Alta Pinney, Carson Eriksen, and Joe Capriglione. Front from left: Ken Haines, Colin McLean Manny Mota, Chris Mota, Luree Gould, and Lorne Wuori. Missing: J.R. Ross.
The West Kootenay’s slo-pitch team shows off their gold medals at the 55-plus B.C. Games, which were held last week in Kimberley and Cranbrook.L-R, back row: Mike Roch, Bob Murray, Nona Kutcher, Bruce Borsato, Barry Benner, Chris Wayling, Rick Loewen, Alta Pinney, Carson Erickson, Joe Capriglione.Front row: Ken Haynes, Collin McLean, Manny Mota, Chris Mota, Luree Gould, Lorne Wuori. Not pictured: James Ross. Photo submitted

Big medal haul for local athletes at 55-plus B.C. Games

The West Kootenay took in 49 gold, 52 silver and 30 bronze at the Games

  • Sep 17, 2018
The West Kootenay’s slo-pitch team shows off their gold medals at the 55-plus B.C. Games, which were held last week in Kimberley and Cranbrook.L-R, back row: Mike Roch, Bob Murray, Nona Kutcher, Bruce Borsato, Barry Benner, Chris Wayling, Rick Loewen, Alta Pinney, Carson Erickson, Joe Capriglione.Front row: Ken Haynes, Collin McLean, Manny Mota, Chris Mota, Luree Gould, Lorne Wuori. Not pictured: James Ross. Photo submitted
Ron Ostermeier (at right), from Oliver, won two gold medals in archery at the 55-plus B.C. Games held in Kimberley and Cranbrook from Sept. 11 to 15.Photo courtesy of the 55-plus B.C. Games

Medal haul for South Okanagan athletes of 55-plus B.C. Games

Results from the 55-plus B.C. Games

Ron Ostermeier (at right), from Oliver, won two gold medals in archery at the 55-plus B.C. Games held in Kimberley and Cranbrook from Sept. 11 to 15.Photo courtesy of the 55-plus B.C. Games
Trail’s Joe Ferguson skipped the West Kootenay zone team in the curling event when Trail hosted the 2006 BC Winter Games. (Trail Times file photo)

Celebrate the BC Games in Trail

The 40th anniversary celebration is set for Thursday in the White Garden at Jubilee Park

Trail’s Joe Ferguson skipped the West Kootenay zone team in the curling event when Trail hosted the 2006 BC Winter Games. (Trail Times file photo)
Duncan Stingrays swimmer Mary Paridaen van Veen displays her gold and silver medals from the BC Summer Games. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

After busy BC Games, Duncan swimmer makes debut at junior national meet

Mary Paridaen van Veen has bright future in the sport

Duncan Stingrays swimmer Mary Paridaen van Veen displays her gold and silver medals from the BC Summer Games. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Race walking Olympian Evan Dunfee comes to Trail next week for the BC Games 40th Anniversary celebration at the White Garden along the Esplanade. Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press.

Olympian to visit Trail for BC Games’ 40th

Olympic race walker and KidSport supporter Evan Dunfee has inspired thousands on and off the track.

Race walking Olympian Evan Dunfee comes to Trail next week for the BC Games 40th Anniversary celebration at the White Garden along the Esplanade. Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press.
Vernon cross-country skier Justin Sigal shares the story of his first medal won the Special Olympics B.C. Winter Games in Kamloops in 2015. Sigal was on hand to hear that the 2019 Special Olympics B.C. Winter Games have been awarded to Greater Vernon. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)

Vernon Special Olympics BC Games logo revealed

Greater Vernon to host largest every Special Olympics BC Winter Games in 2019

  • Aug 28, 2018
Vernon cross-country skier Justin Sigal shares the story of his first medal won the Special Olympics B.C. Winter Games in Kamloops in 2015. Sigal was on hand to hear that the 2019 Special Olympics B.C. Winter Games have been awarded to Greater Vernon. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)
Trail hosted the 2006 BC Winter Games and its directors included from top left: Gay Prokopetz, Gord McMartin, Larry Plotnikoff, Sue Bock and Ron Parisotto. Middle row from left: Keith Smyth, Dr. Bruce Fawcett, and Ann Damude. Bottom row: Paul Ferro, Gerry Brown, Wayne Naka, Forrest Drinnan, Dennis Stach, Dorothy Stanton, Scott Daniels, Christine DeRosa, and George Braithwaite.

Trail celebrates BC Games’ 40th year

BC Games legacy impacts communities, creates opportunities for athletes

Trail hosted the 2006 BC Winter Games and its directors included from top left: Gay Prokopetz, Gord McMartin, Larry Plotnikoff, Sue Bock and Ron Parisotto. Middle row from left: Keith Smyth, Dr. Bruce Fawcett, and Ann Damude. Bottom row: Paul Ferro, Gerry Brown, Wayne Naka, Forrest Drinnan, Dennis Stach, Dorothy Stanton, Scott Daniels, Christine DeRosa, and George Braithwaite.

Castlegar golfer recognized at B.C. Games for leadership

AJ Roberts won a Coast Capital Savings Leadership Bursary.

Houston resident Abigail Henderson, who competed with Zone 7’s girls softball team, was one of several Houston residents competing at the B.C. Summer Games. (Submitted photo)

Houston athletes compete at B.C. Games

"It was an amazing experience," says Houston player

  • Aug 1, 2018
Houston resident Abigail Henderson, who competed with Zone 7’s girls softball team, was one of several Houston residents competing at the B.C. Summer Games. (Submitted photo)
Caden Peters of Salmon Arm shows off the bronze medal he brought home from the 2018 BC Summer Games in Cowichan as part of the Thompson-Okanagan field lacrosse team. (Image contributed)

Salmon Arm athletes reflect on their time at the BC Games

Shuswap competitors come away with good memories, new friends

  • Aug 1, 2018
Caden Peters of Salmon Arm shows off the bronze medal he brought home from the 2018 BC Summer Games in Cowichan as part of the Thompson-Okanagan field lacrosse team. (Image contributed)
Submitted photo Fort Langley Kayak Club members achieved medals at the BC Summer Games. From left are Caleb Aubey (kayak), Abby Charlesworth (canoe), Landon MacQuarrie (canoe) and Charlie Toth (kayak).

Four youth athletes achieve medals at BC Games

Fort Langley Kayak Club members achieved medals at the BC Summer Games

  • Jul 30, 2018
Submitted photo Fort Langley Kayak Club members achieved medals at the BC Summer Games. From left are Caleb Aubey (kayak), Abby Charlesworth (canoe), Landon MacQuarrie (canoe) and Charlie Toth (kayak).
Back Row (L to R): Kourtney Miller, Lee J Leslie (coach), Doug Sturgeon (coach). Middle Row: Grace Currie, Destiny Bautista, Amelia Musselman, Hannah Case, Rylee Paterson, Kianna Mero, Kaitlyn Doucette, Jenn Collins (coach) Front Row: Tess Sturgeon, Emily Motley, Brooklyn Hill, Jordan Maloney, Riley Telford and Avery Leslie. Contributed photo

Zone 8 girls softball team finishes fourth at BC Games

Eight Quesnel girls on U16 team held their own in tough tourney

  • Jul 30, 2018
Back Row (L to R): Kourtney Miller, Lee J Leslie (coach), Doug Sturgeon (coach). Middle Row: Grace Currie, Destiny Bautista, Amelia Musselman, Hannah Case, Rylee Paterson, Kianna Mero, Kaitlyn Doucette, Jenn Collins (coach) Front Row: Tess Sturgeon, Emily Motley, Brooklyn Hill, Jordan Maloney, Riley Telford and Avery Leslie. Contributed photo
The Cariboo - North East girls soccer team at the BC Summer Games in Cowichan, B.C. Contributed photo

Quesnel girls come fifth in BC Games soccer

The boys team finished the games in eighth place

  • Jul 28, 2018
The Cariboo - North East girls soccer team at the BC Summer Games in Cowichan, B.C. Contributed photo
The medals awarded at the 2018 BC Summer Games. (Contributed)

2020 hosts study BC Games in action

Maple Ridge will be site of next Summer Games

The medals awarded at the 2018 BC Summer Games. (Contributed)
The Cariboo North East Softball team’s picture. B.C. Games photo/Flickr photo.

BC GAMES: South Cariboo brings home three bronze medals home

Medals were in canoe slalom, softball and javelin

  • Jul 27, 2018
The Cariboo North East Softball team’s picture. B.C. Games photo/Flickr photo.
Cowichan Valley players Julia Noon, Anabella Charley, Aisha Werner and Jocelyn Lenarcic stand with their gold medals following Zone 6’s win over Fraser River in the BC Summer Games gold-medal match. (Submitted)

Cowichan quartet helps Island win BC Games soccer tourney

Aisha Werner, Jocelyn Lenarcic, Anabella Charley and Julia Noon contribute to gold medal victory

Cowichan Valley players Julia Noon, Anabella Charley, Aisha Werner and Jocelyn Lenarcic stand with their gold medals following Zone 6’s win over Fraser River in the BC Summer Games gold-medal match. (Submitted)
Cowichan’s Devyn Zunti displays his gold medal from the BC Summer Games box lacrosse tournament. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan’s Zunti wins lacrosse gold with Zone 6 at BC Games

Just part of a busy stretch for player who has two provincial championships and nationals coming up

Cowichan’s Devyn Zunti displays his gold medal from the BC Summer Games box lacrosse tournament. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)