Community Connection: 20 questions with Brayden Payette

Brayden Payette (center)

Brandon’s Brayden Payette recently captured curling’s world junior gold (U21) as Team Canada toppled Switzerland 7-2 in the championship final. Payette (second) spent this season with Team Gauthier from the Assinaboine Curling Club in Winnipeg.

What motivates you to work hard: the result in the end, example of curling all my life and winning gold this year makes it all worth it.

Would you rather have unlimited sushi for life or unlimited tacos for life: unlimited tacos!

You have to assemble a celebrity (non-curlers) co-ed curling team to enter a bonspiel, who do you choose (1 male, 2 females): Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Anniston, Mila Kunis!

What was the last movie you went to? What did you think: Fast and Furious, loved it because it’s my favourite series.

In the evening would you rather play a game, visit a relative, watch a movie,or read: play games with family or friends!

Which county has the most passionate curling fans: Canada!

What is your biggest pet peeve with modern technology: people not talking when you ask them something and they are busy on their phones

The NHL is planning an exhibition game in Brandon, what two teams would you like to see face off against one another: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Vegas Golden Knights!

You have to spend 3-months training in Russia, what three “Canadian” food items do you take with you: burgers! Pizza! Bacon!

Where is one likely to find you when you’re not curling: with friends, or at home relaxing!

Who would you most like to sit next to on a 10-hour flight and why: Colin Hodgson! The guys always has interesting stuff to talk about and is always wanting to talk and easy to talk to!

Where is the most interesting place you have visited: Krasnoyarsk!

Who or where would you haunt if you were a ghost: my cousins because it’s always fun to scare them!

What goal are you working on now: working forward, and someday hoping to make the brier!

If a crystal ball could tell you anything about your future, what would you want to know: what my curling future has in store for me!

Which song or artist are you too embarrassed to say you listen to right now: none! I’ll tell anyone what I’m listening to!

What animal would be the most terrifying if it could speak: a lion or tiger!

If you could jump into a pool full of something, what would it be: jello!

Three must visit restaurants in Brandon: Wendy’s! Tavern for wings! Fast fired!

Curling and softball are known as very social sports, What sport would be the funniest to add a mandatory amount of alcohol too: hockey or tennis!