MONCTON – Moncton officially launched its bid to host the annual Canadian men’s curling championship, the Tim Hortons Brier, in 2020. It lost the bid to host the event in 2019 to Brandon, Man.
Attendants, including Curl Moncton and City officials, create a promotional video in front of the Downtown Events Centre for Moncton’s Brier bid. Image: Inda Intiar/Huddle
“We’re going to up our game on those things that Curling Canada told us we needed to improve,” said Jacques Robichaud, the President of the Board of Curl Moncton. “But we’re also going to up our game in other parts that they said they were satisfied with. We want to make sure there’s no question that the Brier comes to Moncton for 2020.”
“We intend to put all of our efforts behind the submission with the goal of seeing the Brier in Moncton’s new state of the art sports and entertainment centre,” said Mayor Dawn Arnold.
The committee in charge of the bid, for which Robichaud is chair, is now calling on residents of greater Moncton to deposit $50 for the full event package. Robichaud said the committee is following the example of St. John’s, N.L., which started the pre-sale practice when it hosted the Brier.