Local senior wins bronze at Prince George games

  • Sep. 22, 2008 8:00 p.m.

Submitted by Fran Fowler-An island team of two ventured to Prince George for the 2008 BC Senior Games, Sept. 10-14. Last year it was Mavis Mark who came home with the bronze medal for badminton, this year it was Fran Fowler with a bronze in golf.They want to encourage everyone 55 years of age and beyond to think about participating, almost every sport has age separate age categories. One thing guaranteed is lots of events, lots of laughs, great entertainment, tons of fun.The Senior Games will be in Richmond in September next year. There are about 20 events. Check out the website www.bcseniorsgames.org and start practicing now. Some of these folks are very accomplished, others not so. It is about competition and participation! Mavis’s cribbage partner came from Prince George, so if you don’t have one from the islands another can be found!Golfers thought they worked quite hard at the games, two days, 18 holes, two different golf courses (Prince George and Aberdeen Glen) but those cribbage players had longer days than the golfers. Apparently darts is popular as you can drink while playing. Both were held in the legion.You get to meet ex-islanders too, like Diana Roufosse, who was swimming for the mid Vacouver Island team.Mavis and Fran would like to thank Zone 10 and Bill Whitty (our parent zone as we are really Zone 13, Isolated); Gwaii Trust travel assistance and the Village of Queen Charlotte for our team uniforms!

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