Athletes win gold at 55-plus Games

Nanaimo athletes made their mark at the 55-plus B.C. Games in North Vancouver from Aug. 25-29.

Local athletes made their mark at the 55-plus B.C. Games.

A huge contingent of athletes from Nanaimo, Nanoose Bay, Lantzville and Gabriola Island helped the Vancouver Island North zone team finish fourth in the medal standings at the Games in North Vancouver Aug. 25-29.

Results include:

Archery – Bob O’Brien, gold, recurve target, gold, recurve 3D; Ida McClellan, gold, recurve target, gold, recurve 3D.Badminton – Jackson Hirota, silver, doubles; Michael Collery, silver, doubles, silver, mixed doubles, silver, singles; Joan Galey, silver, mixed doubles, gold, doubles; Murray Serjeant, silver, rec doubles; Toney Lambert, gold, open singles; Cheryle Sosnowski, bronze, doubles.Bridge – Hugh Power, silver, duplicate; Olga Power, silver, duplicate; Doug Peacock, bronze, social; Miriam Peacock, bronze, social.Cycling – Derek Steel, gold, time trial, gold, road race, gold, hill climb.Darts – Nora Hughes, silver, singles.Dragon boat – Chris Burnett, bronze; Ann Walker, bronze; Sandie Borghesan, bronze; Lawrence Tang, bronze; George Hinchliffe, bronze; Bill Walker, bronze; John Corlett, bronze; Gordon Witham, bronze; Robert MacDonald, bronze; Garry Heiman, bronze; Dave Thomson, bronze; Arlene Witham, bronze.Golf – Marge Bibby, gold; Lesley Hazeldine, silver.Hockey – Paul Sinclair, silver; Bob Simpson, silver; Norm Bohl, silver; Tom Mullan, silver; Jack Broome, silver; Ken Lamont, silver; Henry Wiebe, silver; Edgar Berendt, silver; Len Slogar, silver.Slo-pitch – John Hough, silver; Ted Crockett, silver; Paul Noyce, silver; Fred Lyons, silver; Bryan Coe, silver; Grant Renton, silver; Marshall Raymond, silver; Jim Reynolds, gold; Gloria Young, gold; Pauline Davidson, gold; Susan Toth, gold; Vic Wiebe, silver; Doug Eamer, silver; Ralph Webster, silver; Terry Boyd, silver; Roy Matthews, silver; Chuck Rogerson, silver.Soccer – Keith Watson, bronze; Rick Douglas, bronze; Alfredo Moon, bronze; Patrick Ng, bronze; Ron Reynolds, bronze; Glen Murphy, bronze; Scott MacLean, bronze; Glen Kirkpatrick, bronze; Adda Besseghieur, bronze; Barry Murphy, bronze; Wayne McConnie, bronze; Donald Attig, bronze; Friso Reitsma, bronze; Bob Smiley, bronze.Swimming – Doreen Scantland, bronze, 4x25m freestyle relay, silver, 50m breaststroke, bronze, 100m breast, silver, 25m breast; James Scantland, gold, 100m backstroke, silver, 50m back, silver, 50m breast, gold, 100m individual medley, gold, 200m IM; Heidi Bromley, gold, 4x25m free relay, bronze, 50m back, silver, 50m free, silver, 100m free, silver, 200m free, silver, 400m free, gold, 800m free; Ian Burvill, gold, 4x25m free relay, gold, 100m breast, gold, 25m fly, gold, 200m breast, gold, 50m fly, silver, 200m IM, silver, 100m IM; Harry Keen, gold, 4x25m free relay, gold, 200m free, silver, 400m free, silver, 800m free, silver, 100m back, silver, 25m back, gold, 100m free.Table tennis – Richard Kao, silver, rec doubles.Tennis – Ron Ford, silver, doubles.Track and field – Barry Sparkes, silver, 200 metres, silver, long jump, silver, triple jump, silver, pentathlon; Sven Donaldson, gold, triple jump, silver, pole vault, gold, 100m hurdles; Bob Gehm, silver, 5,000m power walk, bronze, 100m dash, bronze, 200m; Sandie Bissessur, gold, 100m dash, gold, 200m, gold, 400m, silver, long jump; Joe Giegerich, gold, triple jump, bronze, javelin; Eric Kirschner, bronze, high jump, bronze, pentathlon.

Just Posted

Apartment building with affordable units proposed for central Nanaimo

Building on Pryde Avenue will include accessible suites

Remains of two people found in Ucluelet

Officials have not said whether or not the remains belong to Ryan Daley or Dan Archbald

B.C. turns up the heat

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for most the province due to high temperatures

Mediator wants to be part of a city council that can get along

Guy Beaulieu will officially announce on Tuesday that he’s running for Nanaimo city council

Regional District of Nanaimo to create conceptual designs for fire halls

Committee endorses standardized design of buildings

Canada won’t ‘play politics’ on U.S. migrant children policy

The U.S. government is under fire over its ”zero tolerance” policy

Career connections coming to mid Island this week

The Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair is coming up Thursday, June 21, in Nanaimo

Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre affordable housing holds official opening

Housing complex on Bowen Road features units that are passive house certified

City urged to support action plan on homelessness crisis

Nanaimo city council presented with reports on homeless count and homelessness action plan

Late goal gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

At the last World Cup in 2014, England couldn’t even win a game

Canadian military police officer pleads not guilty to sex assault

Sgt. Kevin MacIntyre, 48, entered his plea today at a court martial proceeding in Halifax

Cheers erupt as Federal Court judge approves historic gay purge settlement

Gay military veterans said they were interrogated, harassed and spied on because of their sexuality

Helping B.C.’s helpers cope

The MRT has helped almost 7,000 first responders and street workers in 57 communities in B.C.

Border officials argue B.C. man’s Facebook posts threat to Canada’s security

A B.C. Supreme Court judge acquitted Othman Hamdan of terrorism charges last September

Most Read