Local curling coach Mike McCutcheon has been awarded the CYCA Daina Anton Friend of Curling Award.

McCutcheon was given the hardware due in large part to his ability with helping youth events run smoothly in the community.

Staff with the Strathmore and District Curling Club say it's not very often that an award like this one is given out, which makes it even more special for McCutcheon to receive it.

McCutcheon also serves as coordinator for the junior program, along with his wife, Lindsay. As well as a coach and mentor to youth from the Strathmore Club and the Calgary Youth Curling Association.

StrathmoreNow has reached out to McCutcheon for comment on the story.