Kamloops to host curling’s Brier?
The City of Kamloops is hosting a press conference today (Oct. 30) at which it is expected the Tournament Capital will be named host city for the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier, the national men’s curling championship.
Log on to kamloopsthisweek.com for a rundown of what took place at the press conference, which gets underway at 10:30 a.m. at Interior Savings Centre.
The Brier is arguably the world’s third-most prestigious curling tournament, behind only the Olympic and world championships.
Kamloops hosted the Brier in 1996, when Jeff Stoughton’s Manitoba rink won gold.
The 2012 Brier will be played in Edmonton in March.
Since being played in Kamloops, the tournament has been held in Calgary, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Ottawa, Halifax, Regina, Hamilton and London.
Kamloops-South Thompson Liberal MLA Kevin Krueger and Kamloops-North Thompson Liberal MLA Terry Lake are attending the press conference.