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Local athletes find B.C. Seniors Games success

More than two dozen Chilliwack athletes brought back 51 medals from the B.C. Seniors Games in the Kootenays Aug. 16 to 20.

Members of the Fraser Valley East Dart League dominated the darts competition to lead the way. George Hart won one gold, one silver and two bronze medals in darts. Other Chilliwack dart-throwing medallists were: Dave Sam, one gold, one silver; Diane Price, one gold, one bronze; Helen DeJean, three silver medals; Hedley McMullan, four bronze medals; Louise McMullan, two bronze medals; Pat Ruelle, one bronze.

Swimmer Paula Quick lived up to her name in the pool, grabbing one gold, three silver and two bronze medals. Teammate Philip DeRidder also won a swimming bronze medal.

In Badminton, Mathilde Ross claimed both a gold and a bronze medal, while bocce player Carol Adams claimed silver.

Chilliwack's Linda Marsh and Carole Parrish each won gold and bronze medals in whist, while teammates Marie Shaw and Harold Robson brought home bronze.

Henry Meerkerk, Carol Haworth and Kathy Parkes were all golden in pickleball, with Meerkerk and Parkes also adding silver medals to their haul.

In hockey, Mel Folkman and Denis Haar helped their squad to the silver medal. Curl-ers Richard Yule, Ruth Atherton and Bill and Diane Ellis brought home bronze.

Donald McSwain won silver in horseshoes.

And on the links, Marie Kimmerly claimed gold, Ethel Francis won silver and Gloria Yolkowski brought home bronze. Colin Grant also grabbed bronze on the men's side.

The B.C. Seniors Games took place in Castlegar, Nelson and Trail. Chilliwack athletes were part of Zone Three, which finished in first place with a total of 285 medals, including 131 gold.

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