Tim Horton’s Brier deposit sales halfway there


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.

Prince George is one step closer to hosting the Tim Horton’s Brier, Curling Canada’s men’s national curling championship.

Half of the deposit tickets designed to show the city’s commitment to the brier have been sold. More than 1,100 ticket deposits have been sold, passing the halfway mark of the initial goal of selling 2,020 deposits at $20.20 each by April 15. 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. $20.20 deposits are available online at www.ticketsnorth.ca, or by phone at 1-888-293-6613.

This week, the PG Brier Bid Committee is also calling on businesses in Northern BC to get behind the Bid.

“Let’s show Canada that we are the best city and province to host this awesome event,” said CN Centre Manager and 2020 Bid Chair, Glen Mikkelsen. “Bringing the brier to Prince George is fantastic for business and we need businesses to support the bid. Prince George businesses can get behind the 2020 P.G. brier bid by purchasing group or bulk purchases of tournament ticket deposits. The ticket deposits are a great way businesses can help demonstrate that Prince George is the best host city for the 2020 brier.”

Interested businesses can purchase tickets online at www.ticketsnorth.ca, or by phone at 1.888.293.6613. More information is also available via the website at www.pgbrier2020.ca.

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. 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. The successful bid is expected to be announced sometime this fall.

The 2018 Brier kicks off in Regina, Saskatchewan, with the wildcard game on Friday, March 2. For further information about the Prince George 2020 Brier Bid, please visit www.pgbrier2020.ca or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PGBrier2020.