Brier Volunteer Force Close to Complete

Edmonton has responded in a big way to the volunteer call for the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier – the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship – rolling into Rexall Place March 2-10.

Volunteer Randy Ferbey at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel with the Brier Tankard (Photo Lindsay Makichuk)

“With 1,025 volunteers now on board, we’re just 25 short of reaching our target,” comments Host Chair Mark Johnson.  “Thanks to those who have already put in considerable time and energy for countless promotional efforts over the past several months… and welcome to our new recruits!” Those interested in signing up for the final positions can register online by clicking here. Event organizers are thankful the volunteer quota is in sight because the schedule is getting busier by the week! On October 21 a volunteer team travelled to Banff for an Alberta Tourism conference at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.  The ambassadors included curling legend Randy Ferbey along with Melissa Banks and Sharon Miskiw from the Paint the Town promotions committee. They were accompanied by the Brier Tankard, and Ferbey spent a good part of the day posing for photos with the trophy he had the honour to hoist six times in his competitive career. The next event coming up is the Farm Fair, November 4-11 at the Northlands.  Tim Hortons Brier representatives will be there with media partner CFCW, encouraging visitors to try out the Cool Shots table. Then they’re off to Red Deer November 10 for the Agri-Trade show.  Volunteers will host the Tim Hortons Booth with event handouts and the popular beanbag toss game. The Curling Clubs committee is in the planning stages for the Cool Shots Club Competition that will be up and running at clubs throughout the Edmonton area this month. Club members can pick a partner and sign up for free to play the tabletop version of the roaring game.  Complete information and competition dates will be provided soon at participating clubs. “You Gotta Be There” when the Tim Horton Brier returns to Edmonton March 2-10 in Rexall Place – the scene of record-breaking attendance at the 2005 Brier.  The best seats in the building are on sale now by clicking here.