Langley, Aldergrove seniors return from 55-Plus BC Games with medals in tow

Langley, Aldergrove seniors return from 55-Plus BC Games with medals in tow

Vernon hosts 30th edition of event

The results are in from the 55-Plus BC Games in Vernon –– and Langley athletes came home with armfuls of hardware.

This year celebrated the 30th anniversary of the games, which featured more than 3,500 competitors ranging in age from 55 to 90-plus, who competed in 27 sports and activities from Sept. 12 to 16.

Medal winners from Langley and Aldergrove included:


Joy Hargreaves (Women 70-74): gold 400m freestyle and 800m freestyle; bronze 25m backstroke and 50m backstroke; silver 50m backstroke; and gold as a member of the Fraser Valley women’s 4 x 25m relay team, and mixed 4 x 50m relay team


Steve Clark and Charles Wong (Men and Women 55+ Pairs): bronze

Lawn bowling

Edward and Jean Wagstaff (Men and Women 55+ Mixed Fours): silver

Edward Wagstaff (Men 55+ Pairs): bronze

Jean Wagstaff (Women 55+ Pairs): bronze

Slo pitch

Diane Linton (Women 55+ Recreational): silver


Kevin Jeannette and Al McKinnon (Men 55-64 Team): silver

Betsy Turpsma and Claire Morrison (Women 55+ Team): silver

Ice hockey

Don Harris and David Neault (Men 65+ Team): silver


Tony Quo Vadis, Wayne Ferguson (Men 60+ Team)


Albert Lum (Men 55-59): gold for low net

Peggy Hoolsema (Women 55-59): silver for low gross

Track and field

Al Essex (Men 65-69): silver discus, bronze shotput, weight throw, and hammer throw

Isaac Thiessen (Men 85-89): gold 50m sprint, silver hammer throw; bronze weight throw

Joyce Essex (Women 60-64): silver weight throw; bronze shotput, hammer throw, and throws pentathlon

Frances Seinfeld (Women 75-79): gold hammer throw, bronze discus


Peter Stiegelmar (Men 70+ Recurve bow without sight & fingers – Target & 3D): bronze

Helen Buchholz (Women 70+ Recurve bow without sight & fingers – Target & 3D): gold

Aaltje Stiegelmar (Women 70+ Recurve bow without sight & fingers – Target & 3D): silver


Sandra Herbert (Women 3.5 Singles): gold


Silvia Hunt of Langley returns the serve in a BC 55+ games match Thursday morning at Marshall Field. Lisa Mazurek Black Press

Silvia Hunt of Langley returns the serve in a BC 55+ games match Thursday morning at Marshall Field. Lisa Mazurek Black Press

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