To say it has been an exciting curling season for the Silvernagle family would certainly be an understatement.
Robyn Silvernagle and her rink representing the Twin Rivers Curling Club in North Battleford had a very impressive year, including her first career victory at the Boundary Ford Curling Classic in Lloydminster in November followed by her second straight appearance in the finals of the Viterra Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Melfort in January.
Not to be outdone, mom Anita Silvernagle and the Sherry Anderson rink captured back-to-back Canadian Senior Women’s Titles and has earned the right to represent Canada at the World Championships beginning Saturday in Ostersund, Sweden.
Anita, who lives in Biggar, plays lead stone on the rink which includes Patty Herksikow, Brenda Goertzen and Anderson. She said going to the World Championships is exciting for the team.
“I’m thrilled to be heading to Sweden with our team and to have the chance to represent our country,” Anita said. “If we play the way we did in Stratford then we should certainly be in the running.”
The Anderson foursome went 10-2 at the Canadian Senior Women’s Championships, and capped off with a thrilling come-from-behind win over Team Nova Scotia in the final to capture the title.
Despite heading overseas to represent Canada in Sweden, Anita added nerves are not a factor at this point.
“I won’t say you don’t get nervous but with life experience and playing with the team we have, you really get uptight at all," she added. "Maybe the first year there were some nerves because I didn't know what to expect but I'll be okay."
Since joining the Anderson rink three years ago, the team has had nothing but success.
“I joined in 2016 and we won provincial that year and made it to the nationals losing to Colleen Jones in the finals,” Anita said. “Then last year we won the nationals in Fredericton N.B., and the in March we won nationals again in Ontario.”
You can follow Anita Silvernagle and the rest of Sherry Anderson’s rink at the World Senior’s Women’s Curling Championships on battlefordsNOW.
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