‘It’s a dream of mine, it’s kind of on my bucket list to do ice for the Brier’
(by Mitch Cormier)
Larry Richards of Montague, P.E.I., will get his big break next week, making ice for the Brier in St. John’s.
“It’s a dream of mine, it’s kind of on my bucket list to do ice for the Brier,” said Richards.
His friend, Jamie Bourassa, had the job as head ice technician, but then injured himself — and turned to Richards to help him out.
“It was unfortunate for him, he broke his ankle,” Richards said of the call from Bourassa. “He said would you be able to clear your schedule and come to St. John’s, Newfoundland, for the Brier.”
Richards told Bourassa he would be able to find someone to tend the ice at the Montague and Charlottetown curling clubs for two weeks. He then spent a sleepless night waiting for the Canadian Curling Association to confirm.
The Brier begins with pre-qualification on Thursday, March 2 and wraps up on March 12.