The first volunteer rally for the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier was held Sunday, Oct. 6 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Kamloops, official sponsor hotel for the upcoming Canadian men’s curling championship.
The event was symbolic of the changing of the seasons, as the volunteers gathered to be sized for event uniforms and meet with representatives from the Host Committee.
Vice Chair Brian Windsor (left) presents Robert Denier (right) with two Old Classic Ticket Packages which he received for winning the Hole-in-One Contest at Tobiano Golf Course (Photo Don Brett Davies)
Meanwhile, even with the curling crowd getting the itch to settle into the hacks, there was still plenty of action on local golf courses – fertile ground for Brier promotions over the past several months.
Volunteers were on hand at the end of September to present the prizes for hole-in-one contests, sponsored by the Tim Hortons Brier, for Men’s Night Leagues at five Kamloops-area courses.
The winners, picking up a pair of Old Classic full-event ticket packages, were:
• Robert Denier – Tobiano Golf Course
• Steve Sviatko – Rivershore Estates and Golf Links
• Peter Ernst – Sun Peaks Golf Course
• Rob Phillips – Kamloops Golf and Country Club
• Ken Ladd – Sun Rivers Golf Resort
At every promotional opportunity, as well as virtually all festivals and fairs in the region over the course of the summer, volunteers have been on the scene with the Tim Hortons Brier booth offering a monthly draw for an opening weekend pass. Ronnie Schnell was announced as the winner in the September draw.
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