A pair of curlers from the Peace will be part of Team Canada at this year’s World Men’s Curling Championship. It starts Saturday in Edmonton.
Grande Prairie’s Tom Sallows is the alternate on the Brad Gushue team. Beaverlodge product Geoff Walker is the lead.
“Yeah, really excited obviously, I’m going to have a lot of family and friends there. When it was announced that the Brier was going to be in St. John’s, then worlds were going to be in Edmonton, that was really exciting for me, obviously. (It) definitely made that motivation a bit more to get there, to make sure we were playing in it.”
Walker says he and his teammates will approach the World Championship the same way they approached the Brier.
“There’s going to be a lot of pressure on us, but we feel that we can handle that.”
Gushue says winning a world title would be as good as the Olympic gold he won in 2006.
“Where I’m at, personally in my career, I think it would mean a whole lot to me (with) everything that’s happened in the last 11 years, and especially in the last year and a half, I think it would be right up there, for sure. It’s hard to (compare) the Olympics and the World Championship, but it definitely would mean a lot.”
Canada will play Switzerland in it’s first game Saturday afternoon at 2:00.