Shuswap residents came home with a truckload of medals after competing against the province’s best in the B.C. Senior Games in Burnaby from Aug. 21 to 25.
All winners mentioned are from Salmon Arm except those whose towns are specified. Results were as follows:
In the 65- to 69-year-old men’s category, Pat Hutchins took silver in the time trial and in the road race.
In the 65- to 69-year-old women’s category, Jean Jenks of Sorrento claimed silver in time trial, road race and hill climb.
In the 75 to 79 category, Mary Pakka of Sorrento took silver in hill climb and bronze in the time trial and road race.
In the 60 to 64 category, Don Koldingnes claimed bronze for gross score.
In the 65 to 69 category, Bill Jordan of Tappen earned silver for gross score while Fred Horne from Blind Bay took bronze for net.
In the 80 and up category, Matthew Schmidt claimed bronze for gross score.
In the 60 and up category, the defending champion Salmon Arm Cavaliers made up of Mark Dibblee, Gord Mackintosh, Bob Munro, Gary Forbes, James Stewart, Dave Davidson, Larry Dobson, Brian Burgess, Roy Sakaki, Garth Young, Art Bostock, Darryl Koskimaki, Bob Beurkenholder and Gerry Bond earned silver.
The Victoria Bear Mountain Grizzlies took first place, defeating Salmon Arm 2-0. Salmon Arm claimed gold last year at the Games hosted by Nelson.
Salmon Arm tied Vancouver 2-2 in the opening game, edged Prince George 4-2 in game two and tied North Vancouver 2-2 in their final round-robin game. •Horseshoes
In Class B, Clarence Juell claimed silver. In Class C, Faith Juell, also took silver.
• Ice Curling
Trish Probyn, Diana Bekker, Liza Schwastenhauer, Donna Schultz were the silver medal winning team in the 55-plus category.
In the 65 to 69 category, Linda Brown and Pat Booth claimed gold in doubles recreational while Linda Brown and Keith Brown earned silver in mixed rec.
• Slo Pitch
In the 70 and up category, Dick Zufelt and Nestor Dehod took silver.
In the 70 to 74 category, Muriel Hurlbert, took silver in 50-m backstroke, gold in the 200-m individual medley, bronze in the 800-m freestyle and bronze in the 25-m backstroke.
• Table Tennis – In the 80 and up category, Bill Haviland and Edie Turner took gold in doubles rec.
• Track and Field
In the 60 to 64 category, Bev Wice earned five medals: bronze in 400-m running, and silvers in 800-m, 1500-m, 5000-m and in the 10-km road race.
Also in 60 to 64, Linda Haas from Chase claimed gold in the 10-km road walk.
In the 65 to 69 category, Patti Larmond took silver in the 100-m and bronze in 400-m.
Paulette McKinnon from Sorrento earned silver in the 5000-m power walk.
Still in the 65 to 69 category, Tony James Haas from Chase earned a silver in the 10-km road walk and bronze in the 5000-m power walk.
James Roberts of Sorrento took silver in the 5000-m power walk.
In the 70 to 74 category, Hans Stubbe claimed golds in javelin and pole vault, along with silver in discus.
Next year’s BC Senior Games will be held in Kamloops from August 20-24, 2013. A minimum of 24 events and a maximum of 29 will be featured.