The 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup comes to Affinity Place in Estevan, Sask., Dec. 5-9. Get to know the teams that will compete for the prestigious title:
Alli Flaxey has ventured across the country during her curling career, starting out with a provincial championship in her native Manitoba at just age 15. She then remained in Winnipeg to begin her competitive women’s career, before branching out to Alberta and Ontario, where she has also enjoyed success.
The now 33-year-old has teamed up with third Kate Cameron, second Taylor McDonald and lead Raunora Westcott for the next Olympic quadrennial.
Team Flaxey is one of four Manitoba-based teams to take to the ice at the 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup, joining Jennifer Jones, Kerri Einarson and Darcy Robertson to represent the curling-crazed province.
Of course, Cameron and Westcott are well known as previous teammates on Michelle Englot’s 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts silver-medal team. Flaxey, Cameron and Westcott all hail from Winnipeg and have Scotties appearances to their credits. McDonald is a native of Lethbridge, Alta., and a gold medallist at the Canadian Junior, World Junior, Canadian University and World Universiade levels.
Together they will attempt to make their mark in Manitoba.
It’s interesting to note that Team Flaxey, on the women’s side, and Matt Dunstone, on the men’s, were the last two teams to secure their berths at the 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup by being the top previously non-qualified teams on the Canadian Team Ranking System as of November 11.
Tickets for the Home Hardware Canada Cup are available at: