A group of local women teamed up to socialize and have fun at a game of bowling and it turned into so much more.
Adela Meyer, team captain, has been bowling for many years and asked a group of ladies if they would be interested in creating a team and bowling in the Sask. Provincial Games in Prince Albert. The ladies all agreed because they enjoyed the sport and socializing that came with it. They never thought they would win a gold medal. Meyer had competed before and had faith in her teammates.
The team travelled to Prince Albert to bowl in the games in July and brought home the gold. They played nine games in total and came out on top. Many of the women bowled the best they had ever bowled before and helped secure the win.
The win not only made their grandchildren and great-grandchildren call them "almost famous", but it also gave them the opportunity to travel to Kamloops BC for the National Senior games.
The national-level games take place starting on August 23 and run until the 26th. The team will be without one original member who can't travel to the games so instead they will be picking up a player from Wadena, Georgina Johnson.
The Canada 55+ Senior Games have been going on since 1996 when the first tournament was held in Regina.
Good luck to the ladies as they travel and hopefully bring home more hardware.