When P.E.I.’s Brett Gallant steps on to the ice in Scotland later this month, it’ll be the fourth straight year he has represented Canada at a world curling championship.
Three of those will be with the Brad Gushue rink of Newfoundland and Labrador, which won the Brier in Kingston, Ont., Sunday.
Team Newfoundland and Labrador second Brett Gallant celebrates with skip Brad Gushue after defeating Team Alberta in the Brier curling final in Kingston, Ont., on Sunday. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)
Last year, Gallant teamed with Jocelyn Peterman to represent Canada at the world mixed-doubles championship.
Gallant, who also represented Canada at the 2009 world junior championship, said wearing the maple leaf on his back never gets old.
“It’s pretty special,” he said in an interview on CBC’s Mainstreet P.E.I. “You know, not many people get the opportunity, so you can’t really take it for granted.”
Gallant was born in Charlottetown but has been playing with the Gushue rink for the past seven years. He said the support he still receives from P.E.I. has been “incredible.”