Senior Athletes Shine in 2011 BC Seniors Games

We do not stop exercising because we grow old  we grow old because we stop exercising.

- Dr. Kenneth Cooper, Cooper Institute

Three West Kootenay communities – Castlegar, Nelson and Trail – co-hosted the 2011 BC Seniors Games with the motto "Three Cities, One Goal." Held from August 16-20, this year’s games gave more than 2,800 older athletes a chance to shine – in events ranging from ice hockey, dragon-boating, and archery to cribbage, horseshoes, and one-act plays.

The games, which attracted a large number of spectators and 1,700 volunteers, provide a great example of healthy, active aging. This year’s highlights included eight new Canadian records in track and field, and the Nanaimo mixed 55+ curling team sliding a rare "eight ender."

Congratulations to all this year’s participants! Next year’s games are slated for August 21-25, 2012, in Burnaby.