Brier bid deposit promotion passes 2,020 ticket mark


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

As of this morning, the City of Prince George has sold 2,332 ticket deposits in support of its bid to host the 2020 Tim Horton’s Brier, Curling Canada’s men’s national curling championship and “Canada’s greatest winter party.” The number surpasses the city’s goal of selling 2,020 deposits by April 15.

“We are tremendously pleased that northern B.C. is rallying to support our bid for the 2020 Brier,” said Glen Mikkelsen, CN Centre manager and chair of the Prince George 2020 Brier bid committee. “People definitely want to see this event come to Prince George. For those who still wish to purchase deposits to support the Bid, that opportunity is still available. Bidding on the Brier is a very competitive process so the more deposits purchased, and the more people who commit to tournament ticket passes, the better our proposal will be.”

The $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 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. 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.