Volunteer Right Here for the Tim Hortons Brier

The response to the initial call for volunteers to take part in the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier, March 2-10 in Rexall Place, has drawn tremendous support from the community… but there’s still plenty of prime opportunities to get involved in one of curling’s most storied events.

It's all about the volunteers at Season of Champions events (Photo Andrew MacLeod Gecko Photography)

The Host Committee is more than half way home to reaching its volunteer goal with 544 supporters signing up to ensure another memorable championship when Edmonton stages its sixth Canadian Men’s Curling Championship.  Another 400 are still required to serve in a variety of positions. “Our volunteers are unquestionably the key to the success of the event… and the primary reason we’ve gone into the history books for hosting the best Briers ever,” notes Host Committee Chair Mark Johnson.  “It’s a rewarding experience and a great chance for an inside perspective of championship curling.” Positions are still open for promotional activities leading up to the Brier, as well as a variety of roles throughout the week of competition – ranging from ice preparation and security to program sales, drivers and hospitality service in the Patch for one of the best parties in the country. “It takes a lot of energy and dedication, but past volunteers will tell you it’s well worth every second of the time you put into it,” says Johnson.  “Along with a lot of great memories, you’ll receive an official uniform, access to the venues for the entire week and an invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation Party.” If you’re interested in applying as a volunteer click here to register online. “You Gotta Be There” for the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier, click here to take your pick of the best seats in Rexall Place.