Back in early January, the Dauphin Curling Club was host to the Hit, Draw, and Tap regional championships. It's an event where young curlers throw a hit, a tap, and a draw against other competitors in their age group.

In the 6-8-year-old age group, Mickayla Zurba took home the crown. By winning her age group, she advanced to the provincial event which took place at the Viterra Championships in Winnipeg. It was set to be Zurba's first event on the provincial curling stage and what a debut it turned out to be for the Fork River native.

She put forward another strong performance and she's now a Provincial Champion. She won the 6-8-year-old age group.

"It was really fun taking part in the event, I even got the chance to meet a friend who lives in Thompson," said Zurba. "I was really happy to receive my first trophy, it meant a lot and it's really special to me."

Just being at the event, Mickayla also had the opportunity to watch the best men's teams battle for a provincial title, which was ultimately won by Team Gunnlaugson.

"It was awesome watching the best curlers," continued Zurba. 

What is it about curling that draws Mickayla to play it? That's simple, it runs in the family.

"I like curling because my dad does it and I really like to learn from him," concluded Zurba.

The Fork River native will now skip her own team at the Dauphin Curling Academy's bonspiel this weekend inside the Dauphin Curling Club.