Only a week left to buy Brier deposit tickets


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

The City of Prince George is still in the hunt for 2020 Brier, and has not yet hit its goal of selling a minimum of 2,020 ticket deposits. Residents have just under a week to purchase their deposits to help bring the Tim Horton’s Brier, Curling Canada’s men’s national curling championship to northern B.C.

“We have yet to hit our 2020 Brier tournament ticket deposit goal,” said CN Centre Manager Glen Mikkelsen, Chair of the Prince 2020 Brier Bid Committee, in a news release. “The tremendous support and feedback we have received so far indicates the people of northern B.C. really want to host this prestigious national event. As the deadline draws near, we are calling on residents of Prince George and northern B.C. to visit TicketsNorth.ca, or the CN Centre Box Office, and purchase their $20.20 ticket deposits. Verbal support is terrific, but we need ticket numbers to demonstrate our community’s fantastic enthusiasm.”

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