Good as Gold for Val Sweeting and Team Canada

Good as Gold for Val Sweeting and Team Canada

Michelle Pinon
News Advertiser

Vegreville Mayor Tim MacPhee reminded Val Sweeting that she looks better in gold after Team Canada defeated Rachel Homan’s Ontario rink 9-7 to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts on February 28 in Calgary.

Sweeting, spent much of her time growing up in Vegreville and playing the sport before started her competitive career, so she has captured the hearts of many people in the community and surrounding area.

Since joining Team Einarson last year she has been a part of the team’s phenomenal success. The team clinched the Scotties last February in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and were planning to head to World’s in Prince George, BC when Covid-19 hit, and sidelined them.

This is season and championship have certainly been different, but full of rewards and challenges. Sweeting will discuss some of those in the News Advertiser’s March 10 print edition.