Executive Council
March 14, 2017

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador:

Premier Ball Congratulates Team Gushue

Mr. Speaker, like Newfoundlanders and Labradorians throughout our province, I am beaming with pride in Team Gushue’s electrifying win at the 2017 Tim Horton’s Brier.

The team composed of lead Geoff Walker, second Brett Gallant, third Mark Nichols and skip Brad Gushue, rose to the top of a world-class field and captured the hearts of our province.

It has been said that Canada is the world’s greatest curling nation and now Newfoundland and Labrador is home to the country’s best mens’ team.

The intensity and emotion of Team Gushue’s charge to winning the title of 2017 Brier Champions highlights that Newfoundland and Labrador can compete on any stage.

Team Gushue will now proudly wear the maple leaf on their back at the World Championships next month in Edmonton as Team Canada.

On behalf of members of this Honourable House and all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, I congratulate them on their tremendous success and offer my greatest appreciation to all the organizers, volunteers and staff for their hard work and dedication to the 2017 Brier.

Thank you

2017 03 14                              1:50 p.m.