(By Jason Simmonds)
Brett Gallant has joined Paralympian Mark Arendzand Heather Moyse, who competed in bobsled in four Winter Olympics, as four-time winners of the P.E.I. Lieutenant-Governor’s Amateur Athletic Award.
The award is presented to P.E.I.’s most outstanding male or female athlete.
Gallant was named the 2021 recipient during the 48th annual Sport P.E.I. Awards at Confederation Centre in Charlottetown on March 31.
“(The award) recognizes special accomplishments for all athletes, male or female, so it’s very unique in that respect,” said Kathie Gallant, who accepted the award on behalf of her son.
Gallant was unable to attend the event as he is with the Brad Gushue rink in Las Vegas preparing for the 2022 world men’s curling championshipthat begins this weekend. In a video message, Gallant said it means a lot to be recognized. Gallant made a point to pay tribute to Paralympians Mark Arendz and Billy Bridges, who were also nominated for senior male athlete of the year.
Kathie Gallant accepted the 2021 Lieutenant-Governor’s Award on behalf of her son, Brett Gallant, at the 48th annual Sport P.E.I. Awards in Charlottetown on March 31. Gallant, second stone with the Brad Gushue curling rink, was named P.E.I.’s top athlete for the fourth time.
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