Barriere Pickleball brings home the gold

Barriere Pickleball Club players who competed at the Canada 55+ Games last week in Kamloops consisted of Babes Shanko, Judith Klontz, Mary MacLennan, Linda Ransome, Sue Syfchuck, and Tracy Sealy. (BCP photo)Barriere Pickleball Club players who competed at the Canada 55+ Games last week in Kamloops consisted of Babes Shanko, Judith Klontz, Mary MacLennan, Linda Ransome, Sue Syfchuck, and Tracy Sealy. (BCP photo)
Barriere Pickleball players Linda Ransome and Mary MacLennan (on centre podium) receiving gold medals last week at the Canada 55+ Games in Kamloops. (BCP photo)Barriere Pickleball players Linda Ransome and Mary MacLennan (on centre podium) receiving gold medals last week at the Canada 55+ Games in Kamloops. (BCP photo)
Carmel Keenan and Brian Dorish, sporting their bronze medals won ice hockey at the Canada 55+ Games last week in Kamloops. (BCP photo)Carmel Keenan and Brian Dorish, sporting their bronze medals won ice hockey at the Canada 55+ Games last week in Kamloops. (BCP photo)

Submitted by Barriere Pickleball Club

Eight members of the Barriere Pickleball Club participated in the Canada 55+ Summer Games in Kamloops, last week.

Congratulations to Carmel Keenan and Brian Dorish, winning bronze medals in the ice hockey category, and to Mary MacLennan and Linda Ransome for winning gold medals in the pickleball category.

Babes Shanko, Judith Klontz, Sue Syfchuck and Tracy Sealy also participated in the pickleball category, playing teams from Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon, B.C., and Manitoba.

The pickleball players would like to thank the Kamloops Pickleball Club, volunteers, and referees, as well as family and friends for coming out and supporting them.

Carmel Keenan would like to thank her husband (and coach), Brian Dorish, and all the pickleball gals who came to the rink to cheer her on.

Many of the opposing team members, and their families, as well as some referees, commented on Barriere’s good sportsmanship, and team comradery.

A very proud week for Barriere Pickleball Club.

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