Nova Scotia

Chester Curling Club proud of Mary Fay after world championship gold

The Chester Curling Club is planning to toast Team Canada's gold medal 7-4 win against the U.S. team at the world junior women's curling championship in Denmark.

The 17-year-old skip has played at the club since she was a child

Team Canada's Mary Fay, Kristin Clarke, Karlee Burgess, and Janique LeBlanc celebrate victory in Denmark at the women's final at world junior curling championship. (Curling Canada)

The Chester Curling Club is planning to celebrate Team Canada's gold medal 7-4 win against the U.S. team at the world junior women's curling championship in Denmark this weekend.

"[The win] just proves that a lot of people have worked hard over the years to develop a program that's obviously second to none now, so we're very proud of that," said Jim Mason, the club's president.

"We would like to put something on for them to show how proud we are."  

Mason says all the girls on the team curl out of the Chester Curling Club. He says skip Mary Fay — who has curled at the club since she was a little girl — always takes time to talk to children at the club.

"I think her team is going to push a number of juniors to maybe get to that level," he said.

'We're just so proud'

The team — which also includes third Kristin Clarke, second Karlee Burgess, lead Janique LeBlanc and coach Andrew Atherton — is heading back to Nova Scotia Sunday night.

"We're feeling on top of the world. It's pretty amazing to be able to come home with a gold medal for our country and we're just so proud. I'm just so proud of my teammates for all of their hard work," skip Mary Fay told CBC.

"It's really great just coming from a small community and having the ability to come and show younger athletes what's possible if they're willing to work hard and we're just so excited to be able to do that," she said.

The first priority for Fay, 17, will be getting caught up on school work.

"I haven't really been to classes regularly since mid-January so that will be my number one priority, making sure I graduate."


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