Brenda, left, and Ed Fergusson of Parksville recently swept gold medals in their respective divisions at the B.C. Masters Weightlifting Championships. — Photo submitted by Doree Blake

Brenda, left, and Ed Fergusson of Parksville recently swept gold medals in their respective divisions at the B.C. Masters Weightlifting Championships. — Photo submitted by Doree Blake

Parksville couple lifts gold medals

Ed and Brenda Fergusson top field at B.C. Masters Weightlifting championships

The family that trains together, wins together. Again.

Parksville’s dynamic duo of Ed and Brenda Fergusson swept to gold medals in the B.C. Provincial Masters Weightlifting championship in March.

Ed Fergusson, 81, established three new Canadian age-group records while sweeping the competition at the March 18 event at Dynasty Gym in Vancouver. Fergusson is a qualified coach and competition official with more than 54 years of coaching experience, who continues to coach athletes of all ages and abilities.

One of his star pupils is his wife, Brenda, 73. A relative newcomer to weightlifting, with three years of competition experience, Brenda joined Ed on the podium in Vancouver after claiming gold in her classification.

The Fergussons are both members of the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation and PGOSA (Parksville Golden Oldie Sports Association). They train and coach out of Jim’s Gym in Parksville, CrossFit Qualicum Beach (CFQB) and CrossFit Nanaimo.

For PGOSA members who may not be ready for weightlifting but who would like to work out with a champion, Brenda Fergusson offers three opportunities a week to exercise in a more low-impact environment. She is manager of the PGOSA regular walking group. For more information or to join, visit pgosa.org.

— NEWS Staff and Doree Blake submission