Saskatchewan’s Sherry Anderson is bringing home a gold medal after the finals of the 2017 Everest Canadian Seniors wrapped up in Fredericton, New Brunswick on Saturday.
Anderson, the 2016 Senior Women’s silver medallist, stole three ends on the way to a 7-3 win over Ontario’s Jo-Ann Rizzo to capture the title.
Anderson and her team from the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon – third Patty Hersikorn, second Brenda Goertzen and lead Anita Silvernagle – took a 4-1 lead after four ends and never looked back.
“Absolutely wonderful,” said Anderson about the feeling of becoming Canadian champion. “No other word describes it. I’ve been in a few different finals and I’ve lost quite a few, and it’s very heartbreaking. You don’t know how many chances you get in life, and in the curling world, so when you get the chance, you want to make the most of it, and we did that today.”
Anderson and dmonton’s Wade White, who won on the mens side, will represent Canada in the 2018 World Seniors, at a site and date to be announced by the World Curling Federation.