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Kelowna to host 2021 Tim Hortons Brier

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November 21, 2019 - 11:49 AM

Curling Canada announced today that Kelowna will host the 10-day long 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI.

The last time the city hosted the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship was in 1968 and this time around, it will be Prospera Place where Canada’s best men’s curling teams going head to head for a national title.

“Kelowna put together a superb bid to host the Tim Hortons Brier in 2021,” John Shea, Chair of Curling Canada’s Board of Governors, said in a press release.

“The Okanagan region has hosted numerous top-calibre curling events in the past, and I know the City of Kelowna is ready to step up and put on an amazing show for the world's most famous national curling championship.”

Prospera Place has a seating capacity of 6,886, so there will plenty of room for spectators.

“Kelowna is very excited to host the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier and we thank Curling Canada for the opportunity to do so,” Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran said. 

The city has been active in hosting major curling events, including the 1986 World Women’s Championship, the 1989 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the 1999 Canadian Junior Championships, the 2002 World Junior Championships, and most recently, the World Mixed Curling Championship in 2018.

It will be the eighth time the event has been played in B.C.

The 2021 Tim Hortons Brier champion will go on to wear the Maple Leaf a few weeks later at the 2021 World Men’s Championship, to be played in a Canadian city (location, dates TBA).

As well, the winning team will qualify for the 2021 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials in Saskatoon, where Canada’s four-player curling teams for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will be decided.

The 2021 Tim Hortons Brier champ will get a return trip to play as Team Canada at the 2022 Tim Hortons Brier. Tickets for the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, the 92nd edition of the championship, are expected to go on sale early in 2020.

The 2020 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI, is scheduled for Feb. 29-March 8 in Kingston, Ont. Tickets are available at www.curling.ca/2020brier/tickets.


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