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2011 B.C. Seniors Games get going in Nelson beginning Thursday

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
August 17th, 2011

The 2011 West Kootenay B.C.  Senior Games are up and running . . . well in Castlegar and Trail.

Nelsonites wanting to see the athletes in action must wait an extra day as most of the events slated for the Heritage City begin Thursday, with the exception of 60- and 65-plus hockey.

Those events drop the puck Wednesday at the NDCC Arena.
The 2011 B.C. Senior Games are a joint project of the three West Kootenay Cities — Castlegar, Trail and Nelson.

The games are made up of 20 plus events from slopitch to golf and dragon boat racing to cribbage.

Events set for Nelson include bridge at Hume Elementary, cribbage at Central (DESK) Elementary, cycling on Granite Road west of the city, dragon boat racing at Lakeside Park, ice hockey at the NDCC Arena, one-act plays at Capitol Theatre and table tennis at L.V. Rogers.

Other than hockey, all of the other events begin Thursday.

Dragon Boat races and Cribbage run Thursday and Friday; Bridge is Thursday to Saturday as well as Cycling and Table Tennis.

One Act Play is Friday at the Capitol Theatre.

Trail events include track and field at Haley Park in Warfield, archery, bocce, darts, five-pin bowling, golf, curling, and ice hockey at the Memorial Centre, pickle ball, swimming and tennis.

Castlegar is home to horseshoes, badminton, carpet bowling, equestrian, floor curling, golf, slopitch, soccer, tennis and whist.

Opening ceremonies were held Wednesday at Haley Park in Warfield while the provincial event closes Saturday in Castlegar at the Sports Complex with the final ceremonies.







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