This past weekend Beaverlodge celebrated their Fair 150.
Current Brier and world curling champion Geoff Walker and the Brier Tankard were the guests of honour leading the parade on Saturday morning.
Walker said it was an awesome experience, and he was very humbled his hometown asked him to come back to do this.
“Obviously, celebrating Canada 150 is another thing, but just the support with winning the Brier and the Worlds and the support the town has always gave me is, yeah, I’m very grateful for it,” said Walker.
After the parade, people had the chance to get autographs, and take pictures with Walker and the Tankard.
“It just brings a lot of people together when you have success and you just see all the people out here today that are supporting me, and they supported me throughout all the years. It’s a great thing,” said Walker.
He also said he hopes the event encourages people to get out and try sports as they help keep kids busy and out of trouble.
After Beaverlodge extended their invitation to Walker, he inquired about getting the Tankard for the event. He says Curling Canada was great and sent it out to him for the day.
He added that he will continue to share his accomplishments with the town.
“Obviously, this year’s a big year for us, so hopefully the next one can be the Olympics, and we’re going to work really hard to try and get there and win that,” said Walker. “That’s our big goal now.”
Walker will start the season the end of this week at the Everest Curling Challenge.