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:

Swimming

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

Cribbage

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

Curling

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

Soccer

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

Golf

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

Archery

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

Pickleball

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

Just Posted

A local letter writer would appreciate if cyclists would think more about safety while riding in the area of River Road in North Langley. (Black Press Media files)
LETTER: North Langley route popular with cyclists but letter writer urges caution

A road user has concerns about some of the cycling habits she’s seeing in the area of River Road

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole spoke to members of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce via a Zoom chat with chamber CEO Colleen Clark on Friday, June 11. (Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Conservative leader talks tourism, trade, SkyTrain with Langley Chamber

The virtual fireside chat included talk about childcare and the budget

Deeba Mostafaie-Mehr, Setare Maleki Rizi, and Olivia Chen Xu from R.E. Mountain Secondary are recipients of three prestigious scholarships. (Langley School District/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley STEM students shine as recipients of prestigious scholarships

Three students from R.E. Mountain Secondary recognized

The new Langley Memorial Hospital emergency room opened for its first patients on Tuesday, May 4. (Government of B.C./Special to the Langley Advance Times)
LETTER: Aldergrove woman underwhelmed with new hospital ER

New ER is nice but needs adequate staffing, local woman writes

Graduation ceremonies will look different for the class of 2021. (Black Press Media files)
Ryan’s Regards: 2021 grads deserve more than a round of applause

Students have had a difficult 15 months, incomparable to most eras other classes graduated into

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a plenary session at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, England on Friday June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Trudeau says the government will pay for 87 million shots to be distributed to poor countries

Premier John Horgan speaks as provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, right, and health minister Adrian Dix look on during a press conference to update on the province’s fall pandemic preparedness plan during a press conference from the press theatre at Legislature in Victoria, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. officials to provide details on Step 2 of COVID reopening plan Monday

Step 2 could allow for larger gatherings and a resumption of recreational travel

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is seen during a news conference, Wednesday May 19, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Indigenous child-welfare battle heads to court despite calls for Ottawa to drop cases

Feds are poised to argue against two Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

The Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race has been held in Summerland as a fundraising event. Do you know which Canadian city introduced this sport? (Black Press file photo)
QUIZ: A summer’s day at the water

How much do you know about boats, lakes and water?

Two-year-old Ivy McLeod laughs while playing with Lucky the puppy outside their Chilliwack home on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
VIDEO: B.C. family finds ‘perfect’ puppy with limb difference for 2-year-old Ivy

Ivy has special bond with Lucky the puppy who was also born with limb difference

A million-dollar ticket was sold to an individual in Vernon from the Lotto Max draw Friday, June 11, 2021. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Lottery ticket worth $1 million sold in Vernon

One lucky individual holds one of 20 tickets worth $1 million from Friday’s Lotto Max draw

“65 years, I’ve carried the stories in my mind and live it every day,” says Jack Kruger. (Athena Bonneau)
‘Maybe this time they will listen’: Survivor shares stories from B.C. residential school

Jack Kruger, living in Syilx territory, wasn’t surprised by news of 215 children’s remains found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School

Most Read