The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador:
Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House today to congratulate Team Gushue on another exciting victory.
All of Newfoundland and Labrador is beaming with pride today, after Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant and Geoff Walker, raised the Brier Tankard for the third time in four years.
The final draw yesterday in Kingston, Ontario was a thrill to watch as Brad and his team threw shot after spectacular shot and showed everyone how it’s done.
Mr. Speaker, not only are Team Gushue the 2020 Canadian Men’s Curling Champions, they will also wear the Maple Leaf as they represent Canada at the World Men’s Curling Championships in Scotland later this month.
Brad Gushue holds the record for winning the most games of any Skip at the Brier and this team is only the fifth in Brier history to win the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship three times.
I’m sure I speak for all of us when I say that this team is an inspiration to all young athletes and has shown all of us what it means to stand proud on the world stage as ambassadors for our beautiful province.
On behalf of all members of this Honourable House and all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, I congratulate them on their tremendous success and wish them all the best at the world championships.