Members of the Calgary
Pickleball Club were very much evident at the recently concluded
Alberta 55+ Games held in Drumheller, September 29th - 30th, 2016.
The Games opened with a rousing fanfare and parade of the Zone
banners and inspiring speeches that created an illusion of a Senior
Olympics in the land of dinosaurs.
The 'Pickleballers looked like young pups amidst their senior
counterparts in events such as carpet bowling, crib, shuffle board
and creative arts to name a few of the many events at these games.
There was a huge banquet with entertainment held Friday night.
The results from the two-day event, which concluded on Saturday
Kerry Hawthorne and Lucy
Coffey went undefeated in mixed doubles to claim the Gold medal
Ric Morales and Louise
Campbell collecting the Bronze.
In men's +55 doubles, George Frohlich and Al Tole earned silver.
These results bode well for our club members and reflects on the
quality of play at our club level.
Congratulations to all participants and to the entire Calgary
Pickleball Club in supporting the growth and development of the
sport in Calgary and regions beyond.