Charlottetown, PE No matter the final result, Saskatchewan’s mixed doubles pair have made history at the Canada Games.

The 2023 Canada Winter games featured Mixed Doubles curling for the first time in the history of the Games and when the opening draw began, Saskatchewan was on the ice.

Representing the province of Saskatchewan was Dylan Derksen, of Hague, and Melissa Remeshylo, of Warman.

‘It’s super cool,’ said Remyshylo. ‘To be the team that people are gonna see when they think of mixed doubles for [Saskatchewan]. That’s really cool to me.’

Saskatchewan won its opening draw, back on Tuesday, 5-4 over Newfoundland. It was the first win in Canada Games Mixed Doubles’ history, in the first ever draw.

Derksen and Remyshylo both expressed enjoyment, regarding their experience at the games.

‘The experience is phenomenal,’ said Derksen. ‘It’s cool being with other sports from all across Canada. It feels like a mini Olympics, where you meet so many people.’

The pair hope that this competition is a springboard for further things in their curling careers.

‘It’s super cool to take our curling to the next level and to see it on a bigger scale, and where we can get to,’ explained Remyshylo.

The pair would finish the preliminary round with a 2-4 record. They finished the Canada Games in 8th place.