More than 500 advance tickets sold for brier bid



2015 B.C. Scotties Tournament of Hearts champion Patti Knezevic, CN Centre general manager Glen Mikkelsen, Mayor Lyn Hall, and Tourism PG CEO Erica Hummel are ready for the 2020 Tim Horton's Brier. Bill Phillips photo
2015 B.C. Scotties Tournament of Hearts champion Patti Knezevic, CN Centre general manager Glen Mikkelsen, Mayor Lyn Hall, and Tourism PG CEO Erica Hummel are ready for the 2020 Tim Horton’s Brier. Bill Phillips photo

Curling fans and lovers of a good Canadian winter party have already purchased more than 500 ticket deposits as part of Prince George’s bid to host the Tim Horton’s Brier, Curling Canada’s Men’s National Curling Championship and “Canada’s greatest winter party.”

Residents can place a $20.20 deposit on an individual Brier tournament pass to demonstrate their personal commitment and support of the event being held in Prince George.

Just over two weeks since the bid announcement, 506 Brier ticket deposits had been purchased on the way to PG Brier Bid’s goal of selling 2020 deposits by April 15, 2018. Everyone who buys a 2020 Brier ticket deposit will have their name entered in a draw to win four tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL for opening night on Wednesday, April 25.

$20.20 deposits are available online at www.ticketsnorth.ca, or by phone at 1-888-293-6613.

Purchasing a tournament pass reserves a seat to all draws of the Brier including the playoffs and final game, and provides access to the celebrated “Brier Patch” – the heart of the tournament party every year.

Ticket prices are still undetermined, though the Full Event Package at the 2018 Brier is $499. All ticket deposits will be refunded should Prince George not win the 2020 Brier. However, if the bid is successful, deposits will not be refunded.

Prince George’s bid must be submitted to Curling Canada by June 30, 2018. The successful bid is expected to be announced sometime this fall.

For further information about the Prince George 2020 Brier Bid, please visit www.pgbrier2020.ca or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PGBrier2020.