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.