Sherry Anderson – Athlete
Picking up her first curling rock at the age of 9, Sherry Anderson started a career in the sport that has seen her become one of Saskatchewan’s most decorated members of the sport. She has curled out of the Northside, Christopher Lake, Prince Albert, Delisle and Saskatoon Curling clubs in her career and won titles at each rink, including 6 Prince Albert Ladies Bonspiels.
Sherry Anderson has skipped rinks at 20 Provincial Scott championships, finishing either first or second 11 times. She has won the Saskatchewan championship in 1994,1995, 2002 and 2004 advancing to the National Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
At the Canadian Championship bonspiels, the Anderson rinks have all shown very well. In 1994 in Kitchener Waterloo the Anderson rink was third, in 1995 in Calgary they finished with a record of 6-5, in Brandon in 2002 they were runners up and in Red Deer in 2003 they were eliminated in a tie breaker. Anderson also has twice won the Marj Mitchell Sportsmanship award at the Scotties. Anderson also was a 5th player at the Scotties on two occasions.
Sherry Anderson has had her rink at each Olympic Trial since curling was made an official Olympic Sport. She was the runner up at the first ever trials in Regina in 2001 and also competed in Halifax in 2005 and Prince George in 2009.
Anderson has also been prevalent at many other noteworthy events. She has competed and won the TSN Skins Game, won the lucrative Husky Bonspiel in Saskatoon, competed on the World Curling tour since its inception, been the Players Championship winner and in three appearances at the Canada Cup has a 1st and 2nd place finish as well as an appearance in the quarter finals.
She also has given back to the sport of curling on many different levels. She started volunteering cooking rink burgers and pouring coffee when she was young up to being on many curling club executives and helping organize and run major events and junior activities as well as being a motivational speaker.
Sherry also is a successful golfer, winning the Prince Albert Business Girls championship and Ladies Lobstick in Waskesiu in 1993 and she was the prince Albert Sportswoman of the Year in 1994.