RED DEER, Alberta (BVM) — To compete at the international level for your sport would be rewarding for anyone, but to be able to do it with someone you love would be the icing on the cake. This is the case for professional curlers Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant, who not only are in a relationship, but are also mixed doubles partners.
Photo credit: Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant
Peterman, 26, hailing from Red Deer, Alberta, and Gallant, 30, from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, met while doing what they love.
“We met on the curling tour,” Peterman said. “The men and women often travel across Canada to compete in the same events.”
Gallant, who now lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland, has been curling with Team Brad Gushue for the past eight seasons.
“I have a business administration degree from the University of Prince Edward Island and am now a full-time athlete,” Gallant said.
Gallant, who has been throwing rocks since he was 4, was inspired by both of his parents as well as his grandfather to start curling.
“Together my parents are Canadian Mixed Champions and have both played a huge role in my development in the sport,” Gallant said.
When it comes to the future, both Peterman and Gallant have goals they are working towards.
“My goal is to be an Olympic gold medalist,” Peterman said. “We are training hard for the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. I would also love to win a Scotties Tournament of Hearts as a member of Team Jones.”
“My goals are to represent Canada at the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing,” Gallant said, “and to hopefully inspire young athletes to chase their athletic dreams like I have been able to do.”