Moncton loses 2nd Brier bid, this time to Kingston (CBC)

Moncton has lost its third bid to host a major sporting event at the city’s new Avenir Centre, something officials say underscores the need for a hotel tax that can help pay for future bids.


Curl Moncton and the city’s mayor say future bids could be more successful if the province passes legislation making a hotel room tax mandatory. (Radio-Canada)

Curling Canada announced Kingston, Ont. will host the Brier men’s curling championship in 2020. Prince George, B.C., and St. Catharines, Ont., also were in the running.

It’s the second year in a row Moncton bid for the Brier and lost. The city was also unsuccessful in securing the Memorial Cup hockey championship for 2019.

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