Organizers for the 55+ Games are encouraging those interested to register for this year’s event, taking place i Kelowna from Sept. 10-14. Pictured, Clearwater’s Jean Nelson and Mary Ellen Pakka participate in cycling at the 2017 games in Vernon. Photo submitted.

Life, sport and friends: 55+ Games

Games present opportunity for those aged 55+ to participate in physical and social activities

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If you’ve been wanting to take up a new sport, game or just have some fun, but don’t know where to start, then keep reading.

Join us in playing any of the following: 8-ball, archery, badminton, bocce, bridge, carpet bowling, cribbage, cycling, darts, dragon boat racing, equestrian, fast-pitch, five-pin bowling, floor curling, golf, hockey, horseshoes, ice curling, lawn bowling, mountain biking, pickleball, slo-pitch, snooker, soccer, squash, sturling, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field, triathlon or whist.

If you’d like to compete in the 55+ Games, we can also help you do that. This year they’re being held in Kelowna, Sept. 10-14.

Most events are divided into age categories, with individuals or teams competing for medals within their age range. Many events have male, female and mixed doubles.

The motto of the B.C. Seniors Games Society is, “For Life, Sport and Friends.” The games present an opportunity for those aged 55+ to participate in physical and social activities offering lively competition in the spirit of fun and camaraderie. The games include a variety of skill levels and abilities.

The cost of entering is $80 and includes all registration fees, opening ceremonies, a dance and special events hosted by the City of Kelowna.

Wish to get involved? Go to www.55plusbcgames.org or contact Jean Nelson at jnelson1@telus.net or 250-674-2327.

Some sports may require playoffs as early as March, so early registration is important.

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