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Junior Stars a big part of the Scotties in Estevan

Young Estevan curlers get a chance to spend time with the Scotties entrants.
The Junior Stars get a chance to spend time with Saskatchewan's top women curlers.

ESTEVAN - Twelve young curlers from the Estevan area are getting an incredible experience during the Viterra Scotties Tournament of Hearts women’s curling provincial tournament, which is underway at Affinity Place in Estevan.

Each team entered in the Scotties will have a local youth shadow them during the tournament through the Junior Stars program.

The Junior Stars will be honorary members for their respective teams. The youths will receive merchandise, are spending time with their teams and were part of the opening ceremonies on Wednesday night.

Selected were Cailyn Phillips with Team Skylar Ackerman, Brynley Rosengren (Sherry Anderson), April McMillen (Penny Barker), Danae Schlamp (Amber Holland), Trinity Massier (Ashley Howard), Eva Gedak (Madison Kleiter), Easton Baranowski (Nancy Martin), Jorrie Thompson (Jessica Mitchell), Hope Massier (Cindy Ricci), Arizona Spencer (Lorraine Schneider), Meeka Gedak (Robyn Silvernagle) and Natalie Currie (Brooklyn Stevenson).

The teams benefit from participating in Junior Stars because they can see the joy for the sport among the youths.

The Junior Stars program has been part of marquee curling events in Estevan in the past.

The Scotties will continue until Jan. 29.

Another group of Junior Stars will be part of the SaskTel Tankard men’s provincials from Feb. 1-5.