Sendoff to Team Silvernagle

For the second year in a row Twin Rivers Curling Club had the honour of hosting a sendoff to their own Team Silvernagle to the national Scotties.

A good crowd of Silvernagle supporters and family members were on hand for the event Friday evening, as curling club members and local dignitaries wished Robyn Silvernagle and her team of Stefanie Lawton, Jessie Hunkin, Kara Thevenot and coach Lesley McEwan the best of luck as they head to Moose Jaw for the national Scotties as Team Saskatchewan.

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“It’s inspiring,” said the curling club’s ice maker Ian Naismith. “It makes me want to come to work every day to see what people can accomplish when they put their minds to it, and to inspire the next generation of curlers.”

Mayor Ryan Bater was among those wishing Team Silvernagle well.

“I became a fan 18 months ago. And since then I’ve had a lot of wonderful evenings at home with my family and friends, glued to Sportsnet watching you in various competitions,” said Bater.

“It’s really really happy for all of us to see you succeed and do so well.”

“As a resident of the Battlefords we are so proud and so pleased to have you representing our province down in Moose Jaw,” said Battlefords MLA Herb Cox.

“Congratulations. We’re watching you all the way, we’re cheering you on, not only everybody from here in the Battlefords but I’m sure everybody throughout this province.”

The national Scotties begin Feb. 15.

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