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.