Swan City-born curler Cheryl Bernard’s Scotties homecoming was much different this week than her return during the Home Hardware Canada Cup in December.
Sure, both occasions were the same in the sense she was part of the TSN broadcast crew alongside Russ Howard and play-by-play Vic Rauter.
But, while en route to Grande Prairie earlier this week, Bernard received word that she was one of 10 inductees being named into this year’s Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.
The news was made official on Monday via the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.
“I was surprised and I was pretty pleased to even be nominated and so to be inducted, what an honour,”said Bernard, during a break in curling action on Wednesday.
“I think because it’s the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in this province, (curling) has done so much for me in all the years that I played and all the competitions and all the support, even leading up to the Olympics, so I’m proud it’s the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and it’s a great honour.”
“It’s pretty neat (I was named to the hall) while I was up here and it seems I’ve had some good curling opportunities in Grande Prairie.”