Medal winners: Yvonne Dibblee and Margaret Raffan won a combined total of 15 medals in track and field events at the 2015 55+ BC Games held from Aug. 25-29 in North Vancouver.

Large medal haul for seniors

More than 50 athletes from the Shuswap over the age of 55 competed in the 2015 55+ BC Games held Aug. 25 to 29 in North Vancouver

More than 50 athletes from the Shuswap over the age of 55 competed in the 2015 55+ BC Games held Aug. 25 to 29 in North Vancouver.

In total, 46 medals were awarded to the athletes representing the Shuswap.

Results for the 2015 55+ BC Games are as follows:

Cycling: Mary Pakka, gold in hill climb, two silver in time trial and road race.

Darts: Tom Ingebrightson and Wayne Garbe, gold in doubles.

Golf: Louis Hendrickson, silver in 65-69 Div. A; Fred Horne, gold in 70-74 Div. B, and Monty Kilborn, silver 70-74 Div. A.

Hockey: Doug Buchanan, Jim Duxbury, Jeffrey Fukumoto, Loyal Goodey, Bill Hagardt, Ron Hagardt, Mike Johnson, Len Leg, Jeff Lipsett, Gus Martin, Patrick Rananhan, Keith Tucker, Bob Warren of the Salmon Arm Cavaliers won bronze in the 55+ men’s hockey division. Representing the Kamloops Old Dogs in the mens 60+ hockey division, Roy Sakaki, Bob Munro, Gord Mackintosh, Brian Burgess and Mark Dibblee won silver.

Ice Curling: Diane Becker, Patricia Probyn, Lisa Schwartzenhauer, Donna Schultz finished fourth in women’s curling.

Slo Pitch: Caroline Chartier, silver in Women’s 60+. The women’s team of Iva Jules, Elaine Jules, Janny Merwin and Cathy Pachmann won bronze. The 60+ women’s team also won bronze, and consisted of Caroline Chartier, Debbie Dickinson, Margaret Hagardt, Donna Helgeson, Susan Kalke, Cindy Kilmartin, Lynne Parkinson, Ann Polson, Diane Schmidt, Brenda Shabbits and Sandra Swartz.

Soccer: John Wilson of the Okanagan Oldtimers won silver in the 60+ division. Nigel Clack of the Okanagan Kickers won silver in the 55+ division.

Swimming: Terry VanMeer, silver in 100-metre breaststroke, four bronze in 25-m butterfly, 50-m breaststroke, 50-m freestyle and 100-m individual medley, also a silver in 220-259 4×25-m freestyle relay; Muriel Hurlbert, two gold in 100-m breaststroke and 100-m backstroke, four silver in 25-m butterfly, 100-m individual medley, 200-m individual medley and 800-m freestyle, plus a gold in 300 4×25-m freestyle relay.

Table Tennis: Doss Burman won gold in women’s single rec.; Doug Cole won a gold in mixed doubles rec., a silver in men’s single rec. and a bronze in men’s doubles.

Tennis: Les Heron won bronze in men’s doubles.

Track and Field: Edie Fisher, two gold for 5,000-m power walk and 5,000-m run, a silver in 100-m run and a bronze in 1,500-m run. Tony Haas won two bronze in 500-m power walk and hammer throw.

Linda Haas won a silver in the 4×100-m power walk relay and a silver in 5,000-m power walk. Margaret Raffan won two silver, in 85-89-years-old javelin and 4×100-m power walk relay, plus a bronze in discus. Yvonne Dibblee won four gold in discus, shot put, hammer throw, weight pentathlon plus two silver in high jump and 4×100-m power walk relay.


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