Submitted by Fran Fowler. 55 years or over this year and you can participate in the BC Senior Games in Penticton this September1-4.
There are lots of sports represented and most events will allow Islanders to try out locally, instead of travelling to the mainland to compete for a berth of the North Coast Zone 10 Team. Bowling is the exception.
Some events are individual such as golf or darts, some are divided into many age categories, basically 5 year increments. Other sports are team events and a full team is needed to complete, such as Bocce or Carpet Bowling. We are still awaiting the team numbers required as some are pairs some fours.
Sports that are a part of the games are: 5 pin bowling; archery; badminton; bocce; bridge; carpet bowling; cribbage; floor curling; cycling; darts; golf; hockey; horseshoes; lawn bowling; one act plays; slo pitch; snooker; soccer; swimming; table tennis; tennis; track & field; whist.
If you are at all interested please contact me 559-4691 by April 15 so we can get our team organized. If you are interested in applying for the team you will need to join the BC Senior Games Society ($10) we have the applications available.
When confirmed as part of the team each player is assessed $45 to participate in Penticton. Some sports do have smaller additional fees (ie. Golf has a green fee charge). As an island team we will have time to organize cheaper transportation and accommodation beginning after April 16. Non-participating members can also travel to Penticton.
The games are a large exciting event, they are expecting over 3,000 participants. Think it over, call a friend and start practising!
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