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Curling Canada – Canadian curling’s best-known event is heading to the Rock, as the Tim Hortons Brier returns to St. John’s for the first time in 45 years.

The 2017 Tim Hortons Brier will be staged from March 4-12 at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, where the country’s top men’s curling teams will contest a national title and take a step closer to a shot at Olympic gold.

Media accreditations are now being accepted for the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship, which not only will decide Canada’s team for the Ford World Men’s Championship, presented by Service Experts, April 1-9 in Edmonton, it will also play a role in determining who will represent Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Should the winner of the Tim Hortons Brier win a medal at the Ford Worlds, the team will get a direct-entry berth into the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials in December 2017 at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. That’s the event that will determine Canada’s four-player teams for the 2018 Olympics.

For media requiring credentials, please apply on-line at, by no later than Feb. 24, 2017. You will be sent a confirmation letter outlining the on-site accreditation procedures. Those requesting credentials should also email a high-resolution mugshot of themselves to to make the on-site accreditation process easier.

Please note: On-ice photographers will be required to wear black clothing and shoes and restrict themselves to designated shooting areas during the games. There will be no exceptions to this guideline.

For media requiring accommodation, please contact Meaghan McCarthy at the Tim Hortons Brier office at or (709) 701-0066 (ext 209).

Accommodation is extremely tight and those requiring rooms are urged to make arrangements as soon as possible; a limited number of rooms is being held until Feb. 1 so it is recommended that you make reservations before then if there is a possibility that you will attend the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier, and then cancel afterwards if you choose not to attend.

For ticket and other event information, visit

TSN/TSN2 (RDS2 in French), the exclusive television network for Curling Canada’s Season of Champions, will provide complete coverage of the 2016 Scotties. 


For further information:

Al Cameron
Director, Communication & Media Relations
Curling Canada
(403) 463-5500