Hanna curling club hosts championships

The Castor Elks team, from the left, Pat Annett, Sean Peach, Dan Fowler and Denis Weber work together to bring the rock to its resting place during their first game of the bonspiel on Thurs. Feb. 6. ECA Review/Terri Huxley
Written by Terri Huxley

The Hanna Curling Club hosted the Elks and Royal Purple Elks Canadian Curling Championships from Thurs. Feb. 6 to Sat. Feb. 8.

Opening ceremonies took place on sheet four with all competitors with Const. Riley Clendining of the Hanna RCMP Detachment leading the way.

Austin Cretney, a man who at 10-months-old was in need of a liver transplant got to thank the Elks for their support as well as the Town of Hanna.

He has been off of medication since 2010 and was welcomed back to throw the honorary first rock at the ceremonies. Teams from both Alberta and Saskatchewan participated this year.

In the Men’s Division, the Denis Weber Team, Castor Elks Lodge #138 won.

For the Women’s Event, the Louise Walsh Team of the Stavely Royal Purple/Elks #99 won.

Mixed went to the Stan Mountstephen Team of the Raymore Saskatchewan Elks Lodge #485.

Keith Glover’s Team representing the Red Deer Elks Lodge #85 took home the Senior Men’s event.

Masters Event went to the Emery Boucher Team of the Stavely Elks Lodge #112.


Terri Huxley

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Terri Huxley

Terri grew up on a grain farm near Drumheller, Alberta with an eye for the beautiful and uncharted. Living in such a unique and diverse area has helped her become the photographer and reporter she is today.

Coming from the East Central region getting this newspaper on her dinner table growing up, it helped her understand the community she now serves.

In May 2019, Terri was awarded Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association (AWNA) Canada's Energy Citizens Photographic Awards Sports Action – First Place as well as first for the same sports action image nationally with the Canadian Community Newspaper Association (CCNA). Fast forward to 2020, she has won second in the same category for the AWNA.