senior games: Trail athletes excel at Games

The B.C. Senior Games came to a close on Sunday in Burnaby.

The B.C. Senior Games came to a close on Sunday in Burnaby with the Zone 6 West Kootenay Boundary Team putting in a great effort despite its numbers.

Predictably a much smaller contingent of athletes attended the Burnaby Games than did the 2011 Senior Games held in Trail, Castlegar and Nelson, nevertheless the team won an impressive 64 medals in all, with 20 gold, 25 silver, and 19 bronze to finish eighth out of 13 zones.

The Zone 6 swim team led the way with 20 medals including four gold from Grand Forks swimmer Betty Brussel, while Nelson’s Marylee Banyard picked up three gold and a silver, and Rossland’s Barb Roberts a gold and silver medal.

Other Greater Trail results include Jim Harold of Trail winning gold in men’s 55+ horseshoes while Dorthy Harrold picked up bronze in the women’s. Trail’s Rino De Biasio added to his collection with a silver and bronze in the cycling time trials and road race respectively.

In golf, Cecil DuBois of Rossland captured silver in Men’s 65-69, while Fruitvale’s Alma McBlain took home bronze.

The Men’s 55+ hockey team captured the gold, as did Suzan Breedveld and Dorothy Telford in women’s doubles badminton. In men’s 55+ curling the team of Russ Beauchamp, Garry Beaudry, Harry Davidson and Don Bedard won silver, while the women’s team of Rose Beauchamp, Marnie Devlin, Rose Katnich, and Grace Terness took bronze. The Zone 6 slopitch team also won bronze in the men’s 60-64 class.

The Lower Mainland came first overall with 433 medals that included 220 gold, 121 silver, and 92 bronze, followed by Fraser Valley, 371, and Vancouver Island North, 209.

Just Posted

Photo: Trail Times
Trail RCMP start June by nabbing impaired drivers

Latest brief from the Trail and Greater District police

“This is very costly to replace and it seems that Rossland is getting more and more theft and vandalism happening, which is really unfortunate,” says the commission’s Michelle Fairbanks. Photo: Submitted
Two plaques stolen from Rossland heritage square

The plaques were located at Washington and Columbia by the Olaus statue

No matter your age, the city’s two skate park hosts Jaryd Justice-Moote (left) and Brenden Wright can help you roll into a new pastime this “Summer at the Skatepark.” Photo: City of Trail
Free coaching at the Trail Sk8Park begins next month

The city is rolling into a summer of inclusive recreation by, for… Continue reading

Pastor Tom Kline
‘Why I became a Christian’ with Pastor Tom Kline

“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also… Continue reading

Protestors blocking Columbia Avenue Saturday evening. Photo: Betsy Kline
Old growth protesters begin 24-hour blockade of Castlegar’s main street

Members of Extinction Rebellion plan to stay overnight

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a plenary session at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, England on Friday June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Trudeau says the government will pay for 87 million shots to be distributed to poor countries

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is seen during a news conference, Wednesday May 19, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Indigenous child-welfare battle heads to court despite calls for Ottawa to drop cases

Feds are poised to argue against two Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings

The Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race has been held in Summerland as a fundraising event. Do you know which Canadian city introduced this sport? (Black Press file photo)
QUIZ: A summer’s day at the water

How much do you know about boats, lakes and water?

Two-year-old Ivy McLeod laughs while playing with Lucky the puppy outside their Chilliwack home on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
VIDEO: B.C. family finds ‘perfect’ puppy with limb difference for 2-year-old Ivy

Ivy has special bond with Lucky the puppy who was also born with limb difference

A million-dollar ticket was sold to an individual in Vernon from the Lotto Max draw Friday, June 11, 2021. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Lottery ticket worth $1 million sold in Vernon

One lucky individual holds one of 20 tickets worth $1 million from Friday’s Lotto Max draw

“65 years, I’ve carried the stories in my mind and live it every day,” says Jack Kruger. (Athena Bonneau)
‘Maybe this time they will listen’: Survivor shares stories from B.C. residential school

Jack Kruger, living in Syilx territory, wasn’t surprised by news of 215 children’s remains found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School

A logging truck carries its load down the Elaho Valley near in Squamish, B.C. in this file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody
Squamish Nation calls for old-growth logging moratorium in its territory

The nation says 44% of old-growth forests in its 6,900-square kilometre territory are protected while the rest remain at risk

Flowers and cards are left at a makeshift memorial at a monument outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains are believed to have been discovered buried near the city in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
‘Pick a Sunday:’ Indigenous leaders ask Catholics to stay home, push for apology

Indigenous leaders are calling on Catholics to stand in solidarity with residential school survivors by not attending church services

Most Read