Member Statement
(3 March 2015)

From Hansard - 3 March 2015

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Strong Performance of Saskatchewan Curlers at Canada Winter Games

The Speaker: — I recognize the Minister of Agriculture.

Hon. Mr. Stewart: — Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Today I rise to recognize the outstanding performance of Saskatchewan’s men’s curling team at the 2015 Canada Winter Games. The Canada Winter Games men’s curling draws were held at the Prince George Golf and Curling Club in British Columbia from February 15th to 20th.

Saskatchewan was represented by a team that curls out of the state-of-the-art Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre. The team, led by skip Carson Ackerman from Chamberlain, includes Brett Behm at lead, Kacey Rodland at second, Mitchell Dales at third, and coach Patrick Ackerman. They won all of their games during pool play, finishing with a perfect four win, zero loss record.

Thanks to this strong performance, the team obtained a bye into the semifinals. The semifinal game got off to a good start, with Saskatchewan taking three in the first end, but eventually the team from Ontario won 9 to 5. Ackerman and the team then moved on to the bronze medal game against hosts from British Columbia. While this game resulted in a loss, Team Saskatchewan’s strong performance throughout the week earned them a fourth place finish.

Mr. Speaker, I ask all members to join me in congratulating Team Ackerman on their strong showing and congratulating all the athletes who proudly represented our province at the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Thank you.

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