Lighthouse curlers bring the gold from Kamloops

You can chalk up another medal, this one of the gold variety, for players from the Lighthouse Floor Curling Club in Qualicum Bay.

Gordon Lundine (from left)

You can chalk up another medal, this one of the gold variety, for players from the Lighthouse Floor Curling Club in Qualicum Bay.

In the mix in Kamloops Aug. 20-24 at the big B.C. Seniors Games competition, the team from LFCC, comprised of skip Gordon Lundine, second Wendy Pearce, third Bruce McCaig and lead Joyce McCaig, were outstanding, winning their first five games, losing one, then running the table on their final two games to go 8-1 and garner gold in the B Division.

“They did great — they play well together, they compete and have a good time,” LFCC secretary Lorraine Lepper confirmed this week, adding the club has “won medals many, many times over the years… each year we make a very good showing.”

The Lundine rink was the only local team to medal in floor curling.

This year’s Seniors Games featured some 3,500 athletes and 1,800 volunteers from across the province.

Asked for a bit of insight into the Lighthouse Floor Curling Club, formed some 20 years ago, Lepper said LFCC currently lists about 55 members “and we range in age up to the early 90s — Gordon (Lundine) turns 92 in September, and he’s still going strong.”

Open to players of all ages and experience, the club plays every Monday and Friday from 1-3 p.m. at the Qualicum Bay Lions Club off the Old Island Hwy. in Bowser.

“It’s a great sport,” said Lepper. “It’s social, friendly, couples can play together, and there’s a bit of a team atmosphere with bit of competitiveness if you’re so inclined.”

Anyone interested in joining the Lighthouse Floor Curling Club can call Fred Lepper at 250-752-0216 for more information.