A total of 64 participants representing eight South Okanagan communities in 13 events will soon be on their way to the 55+ B.C. Games in North Vancouver.
The games will be held Aug. 25 to 29 and will bring together approximately 3,800 participants from across the province.
“The 55+ community is very active year round in the South Okanagan and Similkameen,” said Lisa Navin, event/sport development with Tourism Penticton.
“While sports and activities such as bridge, slo-pitch, tennis and ice hockey remain popular, sports such as mountain biking, karate, pickleball and squash are rapidly climbing in numbers.”
Athletes participating from Summerland are Glen and Tammy Brennan in curling, Ali Steenbergen in Pickleball, Donna Eaton, Donna Evans, Dale MacDonald and Len Theroux in slo-pitch, Charley Mayer and Don Russell in soccer and Rob King in swimming.