Dauphin, Canada

Dauphin's Lisa Hale-Menard and Ray Baker will be in Leduc, Alberta at the end of the month taking part in the 2018 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championships.

"It's definitely super exciting to head to the Championships," said Baker. "We love playing against the best. We're super proud of our community and province, so it's very exciting to be there."

The 32-team event will feature the best Mixed Doubles teams in the country, all of which will compete in a pools format.

"It's going to be important for us to make sure we're doing what we do best," said Baker. "We need to just settle in and play our game. The key to us is always trying to figure out ice conditions early on, and throwing rocks in the right spots and with any luck, we'll be able to figure it out."

Lisa and Ray won't know their schedule until Saskatchewan's spot in the tournament is filled, but they'll be ready for the challenge.

"We intend to go in there and kind of chew away with it one game at a time," said Baker. "We're optimistic."

The Championships begin on March 29, and the final is set for April 1.