Its off to Langely for the B.C. Seniors Games

Several of Quesnel senior residents are already preparing for the B.C. Senior Games, in Langley Sept. 9 - 13.

  • Jun. 25, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Several of Quesnel senior residents are already preparing for the B.C. Senior Games, in Langley Sept. 9 – 13.

Established in 1988, these games provide an opportunity for people 55 years of age or older to stay healthy and active, with two age categories 55–59 and 60-year-old and up.

There are a number of sporting events to choose from such as archery, darts, golf, horseshoes, tennis and many more.

Teams are made up from 12 provincial zones across B.C. with Quesnel part of the North Central or zone nine.

This zone is made up of participants from Mackenzie to 70 Mile house and out to McBride.

Each of the 12 zones are responsible for sending a team to the senior games.

Unlike most senior games held across Canada the BC Senior Games are held every year, rather than ever two years.

Bob Hesketh, this year’s coordinator for Quesnel, regularly attends the senior games and is expecting some of Quesnel’s senior residents to be participating in several of the sporting events such as golf, track and field, base ball, horseshoes and darts.

“The thing I like most about the games is meeting new people and renewing old friendships with people from all over the province,” Hesketh said

Teams for these events often vary from sport to sport, with various age and handicap requirements.

There are three medals awarded for each activity.

In order to qualify for the Canada wide senior games that happen every two years, participants must have won a medal at their provincial senior games.

Along with new members there are several regular participants from Quesnel, returning to the senior games year after year taking part in the fun and commarderdie offered.

“I enjoy the sport and all the participants have a good attitude, not really competitive.” Helene Boudreau Quesnel horseshoe player and regular participant of the senior games said.

“They are all there for the good times. I’ve made many friend that I see once a year.

These games are not only a sporting event but a social occasion providing a great way to meet new people or reconnect with friends made in previous years.

Many of the zones across B.C. organize events throughout the year as well.

The event can be supported on several non-particpant levels as well, providing non-competitors to opportunity to attend the banquet and dance.

The games require more than 1,200 volunteers at the host society as well as several volunteer opportunities within each zone.

Even if you are not participating in the game volunteers are always welcomed at a host or zone level.

For information on how to get involved with the B.C. Seniors Games contact Bob Hesketh at 250-992-9535 or heskethr@telus.net or visit www.bcseniorgames.org

 

Just Posted

4-H Club cleans up Quesnel River Walk

It’s part of their initiative to protect the environment and teach its members about nature

UPDATE, 4:50 P.M.: Gas leak near Dragon Lake Hill closes one lane of southbound traffic

4:50 p.m.: one Highway 97 southbound lane will likely need to be closed overnight, says FortisBC

CRD director John Massier hopes to support Area C economy in next four years

Area C director has been in the role for 10 years, and will take on four more by acclamation

Quesnel Kangaroos return to West Fraser Centre

CIHL team split a pair of games; thrashing the Ice Demons and falling to the River Kings

Tolko workers on strike in Williams Lake

Negotiations set to continue in Kelowna

VIDEO: First legal cannabis purchases as midnight strikes in eastern Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador was the first province to kick off the sale of cannabis, just after midnight local time

Boeser tallies in OT as Canucks beat Penguins 3-2

Vancouver wins without star rookie Pettersson

Mayor of Kamloops says ‘history has been made’ with vote on B.C.’s lone pot shop

The store to be run by the province in B.C.’s Interior is opening Wednesday as pot sales become legal across Canada

New bus route to ‘replace’ Greyhound along Trans-Canada Highway

Rider Express Transportation says they will soon begin a bus service from Winnipeg to Vancouver

U.S. pot firm urges Trump to deny Canadian producers ‘competitive advantage’

The challenge for U.S. firms lies in the fact that while recreational cannabis is legal in nine states and medicinal pot in 22 others, it remains illegal under federal law

Government says imprisoned Canadian terror suspects must face consequences

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale showed little sympathy Tuesday for such individuals who now want to return to Canada

How rules for inmate segregation in Canada will change under Bill C-83

Federal government proposing changes to rules around inmates in federal correctional institutions

Canada Post union issues strike notice; rotating strikes could begin Monday

Union says rotating strikes will begin if agreements aren’t reached with bargaining units

Carole James avoids questions on B.C.’s payroll tax (with video)

Green MLA Adam Olsen cites huge tax increase for local business

Most Read