(From left) Wayne Merwin, Jane Stephenson, Larry Stephenson and Janny Merwin make up the Salmon Arm mixed curling team in the Canada 55 Plus Games in Saint John, N.B., Aug. 21 to 24. (Image contributed)

Shuswap curlers set sights on top spot in Canada 55 Plus Games

Two teams look to replicate undefeated 2017 championships

Two curling teams from Salmon Arm have their sights set on a championship win at the Canada 55 Plus Games in Saint John, N.B.

In the mixed curling 65-plus competition, Wayne and Janny Merwin and Larry and Jane Stephenson will be entering as a team, looking to drop a few rocks on the button and send the competition packing.

Related: Athletes come home with medals galore

In the women’s 55-plus division, former Olympian Sandra Jenkins will be joined by Kate Horne, Wendy Cseke and Gerry Kiy to make up Salmon Arm’s entry into the competition.

Both teams were undefeated in their climb up the championship ladder in the 2017 55-plus B.C. Games, and Wayne Merwin says they have been training hard in an attempt to replicate those landslide victories.

The Canada 55 Plus Games are held every two years, bringing together the top competitors from yearly provincial events to decide who will hold the national title. The 2018 Games will be held in Saint John, N.B., Aug. 21 to 24.

This year’s B.C. 55 Plus Games will be held in the Kimberley/Cranbrook area Sept. 11 to 15.

For more information on events and how to spectate from afar, visit www.canada55plus.ca.


 

@Jodi_Brak117
jodi.brak@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

(From left) Sandra Jenkins, Kate Horne, Wendy Cseke and Geraldine Kiy make up Salmon Arm’s entry into the women’s curling competition at the Canada 55 Plus Games in Saint John, N.B., Aug. 21 to 24. (Image contributed)

Just Posted

Securities commission probe includes company planning to grow cannabis in Shuswap

Liht Cannabis Corp states it’s doing internal investigation, welcomes BC Securities Commission probe

Family saved but pets lost in Sunnybrae house fire

Firefighters from Tappen-Sunnybrae and South Shuswap fire departments extinguish blaze

Retailers feel impact of generous return policies

Technology data tracking can clamp down on fraudulent abuse

RCMP, civilian vehicles rammed in North Okanagan incident

Police attempt to stop truck near Enderby, thought to be tied to alleged Salmon Arm armed robbery

Firefighters douse blaze in Gleneden house under construction

Fast work by fire crews limits fire damage to small area in building

Shuswap family given new wheels for Christmas

Thomas and Nikki Lees overjoyed to be chosen winners of Shuswap Christmas Car giveaway

Four per cent of Canadian women report being sexually harassed in the workplace

One per cent of men report being sexually harassed in the workplace

Story of the Year:: Deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash

The Canadian Press annual survey of newsrooms across the country saw 53 out of 129 editors cast their votes for the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

Stricter drunk driving laws to take effect across Canada today

It gives police officers the right to ask for a breath sample from any driver they lawfully stop

Winter storm warning issued for Coquihalla highway

Total snow accumulations of 40-50 cm expected by Wednesday

The prize was wrong: Man turns down trip to Manitoba

A New Hampshire man won the prize on “The Price is Right”, but turned it down because the taxes were too high

Sarah MacDougall talks emulating the vastness of nature in latest album

The Swedish musician will perform in Kelowna Jan. 30

Publication ban on name of girl killed in Abbotsford school lifted

Reimer’s family had supported an application by Black Press to lift ban

Air passenger rights: 6 things about what the Liberals are offering

For 3- to 6-hour delays, compensation is $400. Between 6 and 9 hours, $700. Over 9 hours is $1,000

Most Read