Grand Forks picks up strong medal haul at senior games

The BC Senior Games wrapped up Aug. 24 in Kamloops and the Boundary region was well represented

Suzan Breedveld of Grand Forks and partner Brad Pape from Kamloops (middle) stood atop the podium after winning gold for mixed doubled badminton – competitive ages 55 – 59. The duo finished ahead of 11 teams.

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The BC Senior Games wrapped up Aug. 24 in Kamloops and the Boundary region was well represented in the medal count.

In all, the West Kootenay Boundary finished 8th out of 13 zones in the province.

Leading the way from Grand Forks was Betty Brussel, who ended up with an amazing five golds in 85-89 swimming: 50M Breaststroke; 400M Freestyle; 200M Freestyle; 100M Breaststroke; and 25M Freestyle.

Joan Gale also did well in the pool, picking up a gold in 800M Freestyle and five bronzes. Richard Mathers also excelled in the water, picking up four silvers and two bronzes in 60-64 swimming.

Don Caskey won two silver medals in 65-69 swimming and had four other top five finishes.

Suzan Breedveld won gold in mixed doubles badminton- ages 55-59 and added a bronze in womens 55-59 competitive singles.

In archery, Cameron Watson won a pair of golds in 75+ target – compound with sight and release and 3D compound.

Larry Podmoroff also won archery double gold in 65-69 target – recurve with sight and finers and 3D recurve with sight and fingers.

Bryan Schneider had a fourth and sixth place finish in the 65-69 archery.

Virginia Peters excelled in equestrian as she pulled in two gold and two silvers in dressage events.

From Christina Lake, Frank Webster did well in the pool, winning two golds, two silvers and a bronze in the 70-74 age group.

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