With the throw of a ceremonial rock by a junior ladies team from Quill Lake, the 2019 Viterra Scotties Women’s Provincials officially began.
The ceremonial rock was thrown by Kaley Ingram, while Kierra Anderson and Brynn Harcourt swept.
On the first day of the provincials, Jan. 23, Team Just and Team Silvernagle won both of their games; Team Anderson, Team Holland and Team Streifel won one and lost one; Team Eberle and Team Mitchell both of their games; Team Barker won their single game and Team Howard lost their single game.
“Congratulations to the competitors for qualifying for these provincial championships. It takes sacrifices and many hours of hard work to gain the ability and experience to get this far,” said Mitch Minken, who encouraged every competitor to enjoy the provincial championship as they aim to win the right to represent Saskatchewan at the 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts
Rob Muench, Humboldt’s mayor, said he was looking forward to the week ahead.
“This area, Humboldt, has a rich history of curling and it’s lovely that we also have a history of hosting provincial events such as this within our community.”
Kevin Syroteuk, the chair of the host committee, acknowledged the volunteers and sponsors that made the event possible.
“This event will provide everybody with great curling and hopefully a most memorable and enjoyable stay in our great city.”