Community teams rule at carpet bowling competition

Gas money wasn't a problem for three community carpet bowling teams following the sixth annual Winter Competition, hosted by the ElderActive Recreation Association at the Canada Games Centre Friday and Saturday.

Gas money wasn’t a problem for three community carpet bowling teams following the sixth annual Winter Competition, hosted by the ElderActive Recreation Association at the Canada Games Centre Friday and Saturday.

Carpet bowling teams from two Yukon communities swept up all the prize money at the event that welcomed about 65 participants.

“It was pretty solid because we had good participation from the communities,” said ElderActive president Tom Parlee.

The Tagish Trumpeters pocketed $400 with a first-place finish in the carpet bowling competition that included 11 teams. Splitting the dough were Ida Calmagane, Paul Dabbs, Heather McGeachy, Renie Smith and Lois Taylor.

Faro’s Roll Another One – the defending champs from last year – placed second and scooped up $200. On board were Tessie Grant, Jerry Johnson, Charlene McCool, Gerald McCool and David Rogerson.

The Faro Wits, including Sally Baker, Marilyn Boyle, Doris Unruh and Michelle Vainio, took third for $100.

The shuffleboard competition saw a three-way tie for first.

The Golden Sliders (Dorothy Drummond and Edna Knight), Team Rosalie-Rushton (Gail Rushton and Rosalie Rogers) and Team Raymond-Boyle (Eileen Boyle and June Raymond) all shared the top spot.

ElderActive will be sending a Yukon team to the Canada 55+ Games this August in Sherwood Park, Alta. Parlee expects a team of over 125 athletes to compete at the Games in as many as 24 different sports.

Those interested in participating in the Games must submit an application form to ElderActive by the end of February.

ElderActive will also host a Yukon Games, featuring about 10 different activities, in May.

More information and the application form can be found at www.yukon-seniors-and-elders.org.

Contact Tom Patrick at

tomp@yukon-news.com