North Battleford’s mayor and council had good things to say about the recent nationally-televised curling event.
The Meridian Canadian Open, an event of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season, took place from Jan. 8 to 13 at the Civic Centre.
Brendan Bottcher’s team of Alberta took home the men’s trophy, while Rachel Homan’s team of Ontario won the women’s title.
Hometown heroes Robyn Silvernagle, Stefanie Lawton, Jessie Hunkin and Kara Thevenot came away with three wins.
Mayor Ryan Bater praised the Twin Rivers Curling Club and all others involved, including the approximately 173 volunteers.
He said the feedback was phenomenal and the event “presented our community in a very positive light.”
“It was really cool to see the Civic Centre on TV,” Bater said.
Councillor Len Taylor said visitors were “blown away by the hospitality,” and locals were happy to see the mayor grab a broom and sweep the floors.