Community members bring home medals from senior games

The community of Burns Lake was well represented at the recent 2014 B.C. Senior Games.

The community of Burns Lake was well represented at the recent 2014 B.C. Senior Games.

Twelve participants from Burns Lake, including (L-R, back) Christine Bottger, Marie Hiebert, Peter Hiebert, John Barth, (middle) Paul Jean, Dorris Jean, Sandra Barth, (front) Joe Merten and Eva Kallhood (missing are Wilf Dueck, Aidan Carroll and Bob Verkerk), competed for Zone 11 in their respective sports Sept. 9 to 13 in Langley.

These 12 participants brought home 13 medals with Merten winning gold in golf, the team of Dorris and Paul Jean taking two golds each in crib, Sandra Barth winning two silver and a gold in track and field, Bottger swimming to a bronze in the 25-metre backstroke, the team of Marie and Peter Hiebert each playing to a gold finish and John Barth racking up two silver medals in track and field.

Almost 4000 participants made their way to Langley for the Games.

Next year’s tournament is set for Aug. 25 to 29 in North Vancouver and is open to anyone aged 55 and up who would like to try their hand at taking home a medal from the annual multi-sport event.


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