Next year may be the one for George Bergen and Gators

George Bergen still does a wonderful job coaching the Walnut Grove Gators basketball team.

Editor: I really enjoyed reading the article you published (The Times, April  26) regarding George Bergen, who has and still does a wonderful job coaching the Walnut Grove Gators basketball team.

I was fortunate enough to have a court side seat back in 1970, to see a then-young George Bergen help MEI win the provincial basketball championship and be named to the first all-star team.

I have the black and silver program,which happened to be that way because it was the silver anniversary of the event. I also have a faded newspaper clipping that reports on the event.

I look back over the years when a lot of great teams have had to knock on the door before it opened, so I think next year has to be  looking good for coach Bergen and the Gators.

Rob Rickman,

Langley