55 Plus-ers Shine at Summer Games

Pipestone Flyer

    The 2013 Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games of July 25th to 28th—hosted by the communities of Barrhead and Westlock— proved to be Alberta’s foremost multi-sport and cultural event for seniors,  offering an ideal test for the body, mind, and spirit while building community spirit.

    Over 1000 participants competed in Athletics (track and field), Cycling, Floor Curling, Floor Shuffleboard, Golf, Horseshoes, Military Whist, Pool (8 ball), Slo-pitch, Swimming, Tennis, Bocce, Cribbage, Contract Bridge, Creative Writing, and Arts & Crafts.

    Congratulations to the following award-winning competitors and participants in our readership area:

FIRST PLACE:  Shirley Barnes (Gwynne)—Arts & Crafts-Oil Painting [Human Portraits], Betty Dragon (Wetaskiwin)—Arts & Crafts-Mixed Media (arts), Kahl Horst (Leduc)—Swimming-70+ Men’s 50m breast, Elwyn Koehler (Leduc)—Slo-pitch-65+Men’s, Steve Petz (Camrose)—Golf.

SECOND PLACE: Shirley Barnes (Gwynne)—Arts & Crafts-Oil Painting [Floral], Lawrence Boyer (Millet)—Slo-Pitch-55+Men’s, Alvin Eyolfson (Camrose)—Athletics-55+ Men’s 800m and 1500m, Roger Forth (Camrose)—Slo-Pitch-55+ Men’s, Bryan Gallaugher (Wetaskiwin)—Slo-Pitch-55+ Men’s, Doreen Kelly (Bittern Lake)—Floor Curling-70+ Open Team, Kahl Horst (Leduc)—Swimming-70+ Men’s 50m back and 100m breast, Ken Kirk (Camrose)—Slo-Pitch-55+ Men’s, Harry Kostiuk (Wetaskiwin)—Horseshoes-65+ Open 35-49.9%, Larry Kreutz (Wetaskiwin)—Horseshoes-55+ Men’s 0-19.9%, Hilda Laarz (Leduc)—Horseshoes-55+Women’s 35-49.9%, Wilton Littlechild (Hobbema)—Swimming-65+ Men’s 50m breast, Ole Lundle (Camrose)—Floor Curling-70+ Open Team, Sid McKinney (Beaumont)—Cycling-65+ Men’s 10km and Men’s 20km, Shirley Olsen (Wetaskiwin)—Floor Curling-70+ Open Team, Reginald Zimmer (Camrose) — Slo-Pitch-55+ Men’s.

THIRD PLACE: Alvin Eyolfson (Camrose) — Athletics – 55 + Men’s  3000m, Kahl Horst (Leduc)—Swimming-70+ Men’s 100m free, Ole Lundle (Camrose)—Arts & Crafts-Woodworking, Florence McMahon (Camrose)—Arts & Crafts-Oil Painting [Figures] and Water Color Painting [Floral], Nick Kreutz (Wetaskiwin)—Horseshoes-55+ Men’s 20-34.9%.

FOURTH: Bernie Andersen (Falun)—Bocce, Keith Andersen (Falun)—Bocce, Bob Auerbach (Camrose)—Slo-Pitch, Ray Boisvert (Wetaskiwin)—Slo-Pitch, Alvin Eyolfson (Camrose)-Athletics, Peter Kolopenuk (Wetaskiwin)—Slo-Pitch, Donnalee Mishio (Westerose)—Bocce, William Mishio (Westerose) — Bocce, George Odovichuc (Camrose)—Slo Pitch, Glen Winder (Camrose)—Slo-Pitch. 

FIFTH: Agnes Rupertus (Camrose)—Cribbage, Orville Rupertus (Camrose)—Cribbage.  

SIXTH: Madeline Andrukow (Camrose)—Golf, George Beutler (Leduc)—Horseshoes, Ken Gollan (Camrose) — Pool-8 Ball, Agnes Magee (Camrose)—Slo-pitch, Bill Maertens-Poole (Camrose)—Slo-Pitch, Milo Saby (Camrose) — Slo Pitch, Frank Snopek (Camrose)—Slo-Pitch.

SEVENTH: Helen Caldwell (Wetaskiwin)—Bocce, Edward Fuller (Camrose)— Bocce, Bruce Littlechild (Hobbema)—Golf, Ab Rowland (Mulhurst Bay)—Bocce, Joan Stephenson (Mulhurst Bay)—Bocce. 

EIGHTH: Larry Andrukow (Camrose)—Golf.

NINTH: Fransiena Bukkems, Minnie Dequtter, Doreen Hafner, Lydia Perrin (all of Wetaskiwin)—Military Whist.

PLACING TENTH (or more) in an event, or PARTICIPATING: Caroline Anker (Wetaskiwin)—Arts & Crafts, Shirley Barnes (Gwynne)—Arts & Crafts, Trish Clark (Camrose)—Creative Writing, Betty Dragon (Wetaskiwin)—Arts & Crafts; Alvin Eyolfson (Camrose)—Arts & Crafts, Sandra French (Bittern Lake)—Arts & Crafts, Betty Gudmundson (Leduc)—Contract Bridge, Howard Gudmundson (Leduc)—Contract Bridge, William Hinds (Breton)—Horseshoes; Ole Lundle (Camrose)—Mixed Media (crafts) and Creative Writing, Raymond Madu (Leduc)—Horseshoes, Shirley Olsen (Wetaskiwin)— Creative Writing.