Thousands of curling fans, young and old, enjoyed the Tim Hortons Brier in Brandon this week including Leyton Gouldie.

He’s in elementary school and says he start curling at the age of six and he just loves the sport.

“I like the fact that you can mess up but still have a chance to come back and win a game.”

Gouldie not only was at the Keystone Centre as a fan he was there doing some volunteer work. “I’ve been here quite a bit and I was a junior star for Northern Ontario and I got a Ryan Fry jersey and I also got a broom head.”

Curling runs pretty deep in the Gouldie family and Leyton picked up the love of the sport from his mom and dad. He’s quick to point out some of his dad’s recent success.

“My dad plays on Terry McNamee’s team and this year they played in the Viterra and he beat Reid Carruthers in one of his matches but they lost to Carruthers the second time they had to play him. I curl every Tuesday and I try to get into as many bonspiels as possible throughout the year.”

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