Countdown to the Tim Hortons Brier begins
The countdown to the 2012 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by Monsanto, has officially begun, as two of the 12 men’s provincial/territorial championships are underway in Quebec and Prince Edward Island.
By February 12, all the teams, representing the 10 provinces plus Northern Ontario and Northwest Territories/Yukon, for the 83rd edition of the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship, March 3-11 at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, will be determined.
This marks the eighth year of Brier title sponsorship by Tim Hortons. It’s also the sixth time that Saskatoon has hosted the Brier, the latest in 2004, when won by Nova Scotia’s Mark Dacey.
The Canadian Curling Association website will provide brief summaries of each championship as the winners are declared. Provincial curling association/federation websites offer links to draw results and other event information.
Date Province/Terr Location Website
Jan. 24-29 Quebec Kenogami Curling Club, Jonquière curling-quebec.qc.ca
Jan. 26-30 Prince Edward Island Cornwall Curling Club, Cornwall peicurling.com
Feb. 1-5 New Brunswick Thistle-St. Andrews Curling Club, Saint John nbcurling.com
Feb. 1-5 Saskatchewan Assiniboia Curling Club, Assiniboia saskcurl.com
Feb. 5-12 Northern Ontario Soo Curlers Association, Sault Ste. Marie curlnoca.ca
Feb. 6-12 Ontario Stratford Rotary Complex, Stratford ontcurl.com
Feb. 8-12 British Columbia Parksville Curling Club, Parksville curlbc.ca
Feb. 8-12 Alberta Edgeworth Centre, Camrose albertacurling.ab.ca
Feb. 8-12 Manitoba Credit Union Place, Dauphin curlmanitoba.org
Feb. 8-12 Newfoundland/Labrador Carol Curling Club, Labrador City curlingnl.ca
Feb. 8-12 Nova Scotia Bridgewater Curling Club, Bridgewater nscurl.com
Feb. 9-12 Yukon/NWT Whitehorse Curling Club, Whitehorse yukoncurling.ca