Local seniors ready for a magic carpet ride

  • Aug. 29, 2014 8:00 a.m.



GOLDEN BOWLERS  The Radium Hot Springs Carpet Bowling team will be representing the East Kootenay at the 2014 BC Seniors Games. In the back row (left to right) are Arnold Wassing and Aly Mederer; in the front are Myrtle Holden, Herta Tacha and Bess Spark. Photo submitted
GOLDEN BOWLERS The Radium Hot Springs Carpet Bowling team will be representing the East Kootenay at the 2014 BC Seniors Games. In the back row (left to right) are Arnold Wassing and Aly Mederer; in the front are Myrtle Holden, Herta Tacha and Bess Spark. Photo submitted

By Pioneer Staff

The 2014 BCSeniors Games will beheld in Langleyfrom September 9th to 13th and the Radium Hot Springs Carpet Bowling Team will be representing the East Kootenay Zone 7. The team consists of skip (captain) Myrtle Holden, who was on the silver medal team in 2011 in Castlegar, as well as Bess Spark, Herta Tacha, Arnold Wassing and Aly Mederer. All players are between 65 and 85 and have participated in the Seniors Games for five to 15 years. Although the team would love to place in the medals, they all simply love to bowl and go to the Games for the fun and friendship.

The team thanks all the various organizations, cities, businesses and seniors groups who donated money to help with the zone activities to help defray some of the cost of getting to Langley.

Also competing from the valley is Ray Neratko in golf. Across the East Kootenay Zone 7, a total of 45 participants will be competing in sports that include floor curling, cribbage, five-pin bowling, ice curling, track and field, and tennis.

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