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Curling Canada – What’s sure to be one of the hottest tickets in the country will go on sale Friday as full-event passes for the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier in St. John’s will be available for purchase.

It will be the first time in 45 years that the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship, scheduled for March 4-12 at Mile One Centre, has been held in the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, and already anticipation is at extreme levels.

As part of the St. John’s bid for the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier, the local committee took deposits on event passes, and nearly 2,000 of those deposits were converted into event-pass purchases.

“I always knew St. John’s would step up when we were awarded the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier, so this amazing response hasn’t surprised me a bit,” said 13-time Newfoundland/Labrador men’s champion Brad Gushue, who’ll be playing at the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier, beginning March 5 in Ottawa. “I hope fans are ready, because this will be a Brier for the ages, and I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next year.”

The rest of the country now has a chance to buy tickets to all 22 draws, including playoffs and tiebreakers, and watch Canada’s best men’s curling teams play not only for a national title and the right to wear the Maple Leaf at the 2017 Ford World Men’s Championship in Edmonton, but also, with a podium finish at the Ford Worlds, a direct-entry berth into the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings in Ottawa. That’s the event that will determine Canada’s four-player teams for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Full-event packages are available for $499 plus applicable service charges, and will be available Friday at 10 a.m. NST. They’ll be available at the Mile One Centre box office, over the phone at 709-576-7657 or at www.curling.ca/tickets/

Not only do your tickets get you a chance to watch the world’s most famous curling competition, they also get you admission into the world’s most famous curling party, the Patch — just a short covered walk away from the arena at the adjacent St. John’s Convention Centre.

Also today, the event website is being launched (www.curling.ca/2017brier), featuring the new event logo. The font for the words “St. John’s” was chosen for its eclectic and vibrant characteristics — St. John’s is literally like no place else.

The 2017 Tim Hortons Brier will feature Team Canada — the winning team at the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier, March 5-13 in Ottawa — as well as the provincial/territorial champions from Curling Canada’s 14 Member Associations.

TSN/RDS2 will provide complete coverage of every draw at the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier.

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For More Information:

Al Cameron
Director, Communication & Media Relations
Curling Canada
Tel: 403-463-5500
acameron@curling.ca

Rob Dewhirst, Event Manager
2017 Tim Hortons Brier
Tel: 306-550-7041
rdewhirst@curling.ca