The 55+ Games table tennis award winners. From left to right: Hugh Grist, Anne Grist, Dan Rye and Maggi Slassor. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Port Alberni athletes medal in 2019 55+ Games

Games were held in Kelowna from September 10 to 14

The 55+ BC Games were held in Kelowna this year from September 10 to 14. More than 4,100 competitors from all over BC competed in 32 sports. Zone 2, which includes all the communities on Vancouver Island from Ladysmith and north (including Powell River), sent a large contingent of participants and won 254 medals, finishing in fourth place out of 12 zones.

These are the Port Alberni medal winners:

Badminton – Marg Hudson (gold in mixed doubles and singles)

Dragon Boating – Colleen Locke, Bob Milton, Sharon Powell, Chris Thompson (silver)

Men’s Ice Hockey – Gary Korven (gold), Dave Ronalds (silver)

Women’s Ice Hockey – Sue Hale (bronze)

Golf – Barb Sheare, LaDonna Knutson (bronze gross), Carol Hastings (bronze net)

Horseshoes – Frank Kruks (gold), Gordon Frazer (silver)

Slo Pitch – Tony Wedam (bronze)

Men’s Soccer – David Timmons, Marino Pedisic, Mitch Fitzgibbon, Bert Casavant (silver)

Table Tennis – Hugh Grist and Anne Grist (mixed doubles gold), Maggi Slassor and Dan Rye (mixed doubles silver), Maggi Slassor and Anne Grist (ladies doubles gold), Anne Grist (singles gold)

Tennis – Jerry Linning and Mike Newton (men’s doubles gold), Jerry Linning (men’s singles silver), Mike Newton (men’s singles bronze)

Track & Field – David Oscienny (high jump gold, triple jump silver, javelin bronze).

Next year’s 55+ games will be held in Richmond in September 2020.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Port Alberni RCMP look for witnesses of daytime assault

A woman was assaulted while jogging in North Port

Racist incident shocks Tseshaht First Nation

Port Alberni RCMP looking for information

Federal government says no to relaxing log export rules

News comes after Steelworkers, Mosaic ask for ‘temporary relief’ on log export policy

Port Alberni residents gather to protest racism

Peaceful Drive By Protest planned for Thursday

San Group opens new sawmill in B.C.

It’s the first mill in 15 years to be built on west coast

B.C. records four new COVID-19 cases, Abbotsford hospital outbreak cleared

Four senior home outbreaks also declared over, eight still active

An ongoing updated list of Alberni Valley events affected by COVID-19

Has your event been cancelled or postponed? Check here

Friendly Cove and Kyuquot will remain closed until further notice

Transition of other B.C. communities will be monitored before a decision to ease restrictions

Gold River organizes a shop local initiative to creatively boost economy

Local purchases can earn shoppers $200 gift certificates to be spent on businesses within Gold River

Young killer whale untangles itself from trap line off Nanaimo shore

DFO marine mammal rescue unit arrived as whale broke free from prawn trap line

RCMP, coroner investigate murder-suicide on Salt Spring Island

Two dead, police say there is no risk to the public

About 30% of B.C. students return to schools as in-class teaching restarts amid pandemic

Education minister noted that in-class instruction remains optional

Trudeau avoids questions about anti-racism protesters dispersed for Trump photo-op

Prime minister says racism is an issue Canadians must tackle at home, too

B.C.’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics goes virtual

The annual event partnering RCMP with Special Olympians is dramatically altered by COVID-19

Most Read