Rec Centre a hub of activity

Seniors shine at B.C. Games and pickleball tournament

South Surrey seniors showed their fitness skills and abilities in both badminton and pickleball at this year’s 2011 BC Seniors Games in the West Kootenays.

Many of our seniors came home with medals this year and we are proud of all that participated.

Congratulations to badminton players Tatyana Ribnitska, Jim McGowan and Becky Willis.

In pickleball, there were 16 winners all together in mixed, women’s doubles and men’s doubles, ages 55-69, 60-64 and 70-74. Winners included Roslyn Bjarnson, Paul Ellis, Ed Gardner, Fred Hubbick, Sandra Hubbick, Diana Juliusson, John Kusch, Jenni Lewandowski, Chuck Lefaive, Rita Lefaive, Andy Mezei, Val Priebe, Ross Priebe, Dave Ulis and Laura Zanen.

Congratulations to all that participated. You are amazing athletes and South Surrey Recreation Centre is proud of your participation.

The South Surrey Rec Centre enjoyed great success this year at our fifth annual Pickleball Tournament.

Hosting 55 players from all over the Lower Mainland and the Island – with many first-time tournament players – everyone enjoyed a day of positive social and physical involvement in a recreational environment.

This year, participants were divided into age groupings, and a compass-style format was used for the mixed doubles, which allowed the players to play to their individual levels.

Everyone received a special gift for participating in the tournament, and we all enjoyed a delicious catered lunch along with some great door prizes.

Thanks to our wonderful group of volunteers for your time and dedication which ensured the success of our day.

If you are interested in learning about the sport of pickleball, drop in to the centre and sign up for lessons. We offer 55+ drop-in times every day, as well as open age drop-in times twice a week.

Pick up a schedule at our front counter.

• The annual 55+ South Surrey Members Social Badminton Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20 here at the Rec Centre.

The day includes round-robin format badminton games, a delicious lunch and super door prizes.

If you are a 55+ member and would like to join in this fun day, contact our front office and they will connect you with the organizer.

Are you a crafter, a potter, or a painter?

Then you should sign up for our first-ever Christmas Craft and Artisan Show on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Two large gyms will be dedicated to the crafters and artists for their displays so don’t miss this opportunity to sell you beautiful items.

Contact our office at 604-592-6970 and quote the registration # 4262422 to sign up.

The cost is only $20 per table.

The next Foot Care Clinic is Wednesday, Oct. 5, so if you have not signed up for your session, contact the front office at 604-592-6970 to arrange your appointment with one of the nurses. The cost is $35 and is payable to the nurses.

Stay healthy through fitness and see you at the centre.

Terri Focker, a community service assistant for the City of Surrey, writes monthly on seniors activities.

 

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