May 5, 2023
50 Years of Sport PEI Awards – Brett Gallant
The 2023 Sport PEI awards will be our 50th edition! To celebrate this milestone, we wanted to take time this year to look back at those who have received the Lieutenant Governor’s award as PEI’s top athlete of the year.
Brett Gallant – Curling – 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021
“I grew up following many Island athletes who had tremendous success on the World stage. Watching former Lieutenant Governor award winners like Suzanne Birt, Heather Moyse, Jared Connaughton and Lorie Kane compete and have success at the highest level gave me the belief that I could do the same. I’m grateful to have been a recipient of this award and hope to help inspire the next generation of Island athletes. ”
Brett has had quite the career in curling and he’s still going strong. Whether it be skipping his own rink, curling with Team Gushue or Team Bottcher, or with mixed doubles partner Jocelyn Peterman, Brett has won many titles over the years.
Brett has been named the Lieutenant Governor’s award winner on four separate occasions, the first of which came in 2016 (co-winner with Mark Arendz) when Brett won the Canadian Mixed doubles championship. Brett was the co-winner (with Mark Arendz) once again in 2017 after winning his first Brier championship, becoming the first Islander to win the event, and the World Championship with Team Gushue.
Brett then won his third in 2019 after winning the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling title and a silver medal at the world championship as well as being named a 2nd team all-star at the Brier. Brett’s fourth and most recent win came in 2021 after winning the Canadian Olympic trials to attend his first Olympics and was named a 2nd team all-star at the Brier.
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