Seniors prepare for provincial games

Seniors in the area are getting ready to take on the BC Senior Games.

Seniors in the area are getting ready to take on the BC Senior Games.

The games are to be held in the West Kootenays this year August 16 -20 with venues in Nelson, Castlegar and Trail.

Representing Terrace will be members of Zone 10, which spans from Kitimat to Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii.

To date, Zone 10 has 149 members signed up. Of that number, 62 will be going to the Games as participants and they will be taking part in 11 of the 26 events available there.

Zone director Bill Whitty said there will be approximately 3,200 – 3,500 participants and non-participants expected to arrive during the Games.

“The friendships made during the Games last for years,” Whitty said.

“We like to look at the BC Seniors Games as being the best alternative health care program the province has to offer,” he finished.

Participants must be 55 years of age or older to take part.

The next Zone 10 meeting will be held at the Happy Gang Centre at 1:30 on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Whitty said attendance for the meeting is crucial for those participating.