Gold medal for Interlakes carpet bowlers

Every second year the best in the provinces compete against one another in the Canada 55+ Games

Pictured are the Interlakes gold medal winning team;  skip Robert Magnussen

Pictured are the Interlakes gold medal winning team; skip Robert Magnussen

By Linda Verhoven

Every second year the best in the provinces compete against one another in the Canada 55+ Games.

This year British Columbia sent three teams for the carpet bowling competitions to the Canada 55+ Games 2014 held in Strathcona County, Alberta.  To be invited, teams of four have to win gold or silver in the Senior Games in their province.  B.C. had three eligible teams because there were two categories, 55+ and 70+.

Interlakes and the four’s from Vancouver Island tied for first place in the 70+.  In a nail biting four ender, Interlakes earned themselves the gold medal!  The 55+ team from Vancouver Island won bronze.  B.C. did very well!