Eugene Trickett, Chair of the 2017 Brier Bid Committee is pleased to announce the submission of bid to host the Tim Hortons Brier in St. John’s in 2017.
Held annually since 1927, the Brier is probably the truest of any Canadian sporting championship. Last held in St. John’s in 1972, the Brier has been held in every province at least once and in 31 cities from coast-to-coast.
The bid is being supported by a number of funding partners, including the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador, City of St. John’s, Destination St. John’s and host curling clubs ReMax Centre and Bally Haly Country Club. Details of the bid submission were revealed at press conference today attended by Premier Paul Davis and Mayor Dennis O’Keefe who each brought greetings in support of St. John’s efforts.
“The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to support the bid to bring the Tim Hortons Brier to St. John’s and will be contributing $300,000 in funding should the bid be successful”, commented Premier Davis. “The 2017 Brier is one of the showcase sporting events in Canada and is expected to generate over $12million dollars in economic benefits to the local economy”.
With a centralized bid involving the newly expanded St. John’s Conference Centre as the host of the Brier Patch and Mile One Centre as a world class competition venue, Mayor Dennis O’Keefe is confident in our chances to host this prestigious event. “The City of St. John’s is pleased to provide $250,000 in funding, knowing that we will be an exceptional host and provide a Brier experience that no other”.
It is anticipated that Curling Canada will make a decision on the 2017 host community in the fall of this year.
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