CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – A dinner honouring world champion curler Brett Gallant is part of upcoming activities at the Charlottetown Curling Complex (CCC).
Gallant is the first Islander to win a Canadian Brier and the first from the province to win a world men’s title.
The June 24 salute to Gallant will honour the Charlottetown native who learned his craft at the CCC. After winning a national junior men’s title, Gallant joined skip Brad Gushue in St. John’s, N.L.
Gallant played second this season with Gushue as the team won the Newfoundland and Labrador title, hosted and won the Brier in March and then went on to win the world title in Edmonton this month.
Further details on the Gallant dinner will be announced in the coming days.
Initial plans for the dinner were unveiled at two recent special general membership meetings.
The club is planning several special fundraisers during the summer to get the club on a better financial footing in time for the new season this fall. Past and former members will be contacted to rejoin the club and a letter will be sent to members seeking their support.
The second meeting last week saw a new executive elected, while expanded committees and duties were approved and organizational plans were announced for the summer and the coming season.
The club hopes to increase its membership, add more bonspiels and activities, improve communications and generally enhance operations.