Brett Gallant was the big winner Wednesday during the 46th annual Sport P.E.I. awards ceremony in Charlottetown.
The Charlottetown native teamed with Jocelyn Peterman to earn a silver medal at the 2019 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship after winning Canadian mixed title. He played on the Brad Gushue-skipped rink that placed fourth at the Brier.
Wednesday he was recognized as the Cox & Palmer senior male athlete of the year and received the Lieutenant Governor Award.
The P.E.I. Wave won silver at the under-16 ringette nationals in Summerside and was named CBC team of the year on Wednesday. The championship, hosted in Summerside and Charlottetown, was named the Score! event of the year.
“It was an exciting evening for all the members of the P.E.I. ringette community with our sport winning team and event of the year,” said Ringette P.E.I. president Breanne MacInnis. “Thanks to all the hard work by our local associations and volunteers we were able to host a first-class event in the Credit Union Canadian Ringette Championships and our U16 Wave team won the first ever national ringette medal in more than thirty years of competing in this event.”
And the winners are…
A look at the award winners from Wednesday’s Sport P.E.I. awards:
Lt. Governor's Award – Brett Gallant, curling.
Cox & Palmer Senior female athlete of the year – Hannah Taylor, wrestling.
Cox & Palmer Senior Male athlete of the year – Brett Gallant, curling.
DP Murphy Hotels Junior Male athlete of the year – Jordan Spence, hockey.
DP Murphy Hotels Junior Female athlete of the year – Kristen Arsenault, archery.
Synergy Fitness & Nutrition Intercollegiate Male athlete of the year – Cole MacLaren, baseball.
Synergy Fitness & Nutrition Intercollegiate Female athlete of the year – Bailey Smith, athletics.
ADL Administrator of the year – Kevin McKenna, baseball.
P.E.I. Mutual Coach of the year – Rob McCormack, baseball.
Score! Event of the year – Credit Union Canadian Ringette Championships
Inspiration Award – Tommy MacGuigan, Special Olympics.
ADL Masters Athlete of the year – Nancy Ripley, triathlon, ironman.
PEI Mutual Official of the year – Mandy Li, taekwondo.
Premier's Award – Athletics P.E.I.
President's Award – Kevin Quinn, softball.
CBC P.E.I. team of the year – P.E.I. Wave under-16 ringette.
Participate, Compete and Excel (PCE) Awards – Mikey Perry, judo; Kristen Arsenault, archery; Amy Burk, goalball; Roy Paynter, swimming;