The Brier is less than two months away and organizers in Brandon are thrilled with how volunteers have stepped up.


The country’s top teams will be in Brandon March 2-10 competing at the Keystone Centre.

Ryan Shields is Co-Chair of the host committee. “We are pleased more than 400 volunteers are in place and it’s hard to believe we are only a couple of months away because it seemed we started down this path a long time ago and now it’s right around the corner.”

Ticket sales are always a priority and the Brandon sales are on target with the committee’s expectations.

“I don’t have hard numbers at this point but in talking with Curl Canada and the Keystone Centre everybody is happy with where sales are at this point. We had a good push with holiday sales and coming later this month single draw tickets will go on sale.”

Shields says a lot of the work is done and now it’s the things that have to be done as the Brier approaches. “The framework is in place and now we have to do things like confirm the entertainment, confirm game day activities and all of our directors are working on those things behind the scenes and everything seems to be coming together really nicely.”

Up next in the City of Brandon the "Countdown to the Brier" outdoor curling event January 16th at 1pm-2pm at the outdoor curling ice (located at the skating oval in Brandon). Join Mayor Rick Chrest, the 2019 Brier Host Committee Vice Chairs and Brandon born top Canadian curler Mike McEwen to throw a few stones.

On that day the host committee will kick off the sale of single draw tickets and start counting down the days till the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier.



More Local News

A Busy Spring for MCC Brandon

It's been an exercise in patience for the MCC Thrift Shop in Brandon to join their current building to the building west of the store. Manager, Shelly Burrows, says the official ground breaking took…

Performing Arts Series New to Killarney

Killarney-Turtle Mountain's Heritage Home for the Arts will be starting a new Performing Arts Series, bringing talent from across Canada to the area. Arts Administrator, Jane Ireland, says a recent…

Pallister Prompting Government Review

Premier Brian Pallister has been spending a lot of time recently in rural Manitoba and he’s talking like an election isn’t too far away. The Conservatives are busy holding founding and nomination…

A Total Lunar Eclipse Will Be Visible Across Canada On Jan. 20

Although kids will have school the next day, it might be worth staying up with the family on Sunday, Jan. 20, as a total lunar eclipse will be visible across Canada. The exciting celestial event will…

Be Prepared For Cold Weather

With southern Manitoba experiencing the coldest stretch of winter thus far, a Meteorologist is warning all of us to be extra careful when heading out in these conditions. Natalie Hasell with…

AMM Supports Creation Of New Federal Rural Portfolio

The head of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities applauds the federal government's move to create the new portfolio focused on rural Canada. AMM president Ralph Groening says he's pleased to…

Council Turns Down Speed Limit Request

People coming into Boissevain along Highway 10 from the South will still be required to go 50 kilometres per hour. Boissevain-Morton Council had been approached by the Highways Department to consider… is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide