In many ways, the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship was an enormous success for the Swift Current Curling Club.

Big crowds came out to Innovationplex all last week for the event, capped off with the hometown team of Shaun Meachem, Kelly Schafer and Chris and Teejay Haichert winning the championship on Saturday, and event chair Melody Robertson says there was tremendous support from volunteers as well.

“The volunteers were phenomenal, it just made everything go so easy, and then the curling was absolutely amazing,” she said. “I mean, we are very lucky to have had our team win from Saskatchewan, but all the teams presented well and are such great competitors.

“The spectators were phenomenal,” she added. “They were coming early, some of them were coming in just before we had the lounge doors open and staying for the day. They are just fantastic and they’re so knowledgeable. I mean, our fans around here just know curling, so they know what they’re watching.”

The curling club will be hosting some top Canadian and international teams again for the Nutrien Ag Solutions Western Showdown in December, and then the CURLSASK Provincial Mixed Doubles Championship in February, and Robertson says the success of the Mixed Curling Championship opens the door for more big events in the future.

“Maybe in a couple of years, might all need a little bit of a break, but in a couple of years, we could look to see something like this again for sure.”

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