The countdown to the 2011 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by Monsanto, has officially begun, as the first of 12 men’s provincial/territorial championships gets underway today in Quebec.
By February 13, all the teams, representing the 10 provinces plus Northern Ontario and Northwest Territories/Yukon, for the 82nd edition of the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship, March 5-13 at the John Labatt Centre in London, will be determined.
This marks the seventh year of Brier title sponsorship by Tim Hortons, the largest quick service restaurant chain in Canada. It’s also just the second time that London has hosted the Brier, after staging the 1974 renewal, when won by Alberta’s Hec Gervais.
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.
Jan. 31-Feb. 6
Buckingham Arena, Gatineau
Re/Max Centre, St. John’s
Dartmouth Curling Club, Dartmouth
Miramichi Curling Club, Miramichi
North Battleford Arena, North Battleford
Prince Edward Island
Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club, Summerside
Fort William Curling Club, Thunder Bay
Vernon Curling Club, Vernon
Grimsby Peach King Centre, Grimsby
High River Arena, High River
Beausejour Sun Gro Centre, Beausejour
Yellowknife Curling Centre, Yellowknife