Seniors give a nod to Cranbrook

City recognized for hosting B.C. Seniors Games in 1993 as event celebrates 25th anniversary

The City of Cranbrook accepted a commemorative banner on Wednesday

Back in 1993, Cranbrook hosted 1,500 athletes for the B.C. Seniors Games.

Today, the city is being recognized with a special commemorative banner, handed out to each host community on the 25th anniversary of the Games.

“The B.C. Seniors Games Society is a provincial body for promoting seniors awareness and seniors in sports,” explained Hugh Hambleton, secretary treasurer of Zone 7 for the Games at a special presentation to Cranbrook council on Wednesday, October 31.

These days, around 4,000 athletes aged 55 and older take part in the B.C. Seniors Games in sports including soccer, swimming, tennis, hockey, curling, darts, bridge and lawn bowling.

“As part of the 25th anniversary, each city that has hosted is given a banner for taking part,” said Hambleton.

Cranbrook Mayor Wayne Stetski said hosting the Games again would be an excellent opportunity for Cranbrook, adding that finding 2,500 volunteers to bring the event together would be tough.

“It would be a huge advantage for not only the economy but for the exposure to the community as a great place to live,” said Mayor Stetski.

He and Councillor Gerry Warner accepted the banner during a special meeting at city hall on Wednesday.

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