While the top teams in the CFL will compete this weekend in the annual Grey Cup Game it's only fitting that the top curling teams in the country will come to Brandon to compete for their share of cash prizes, as well as the opportunity to compete for a birth in the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Home Hardware Canada Cup takes place in Brandon, MB inside Westman Communication Group Place, from November 30th to December 4th.
Neil Houston, the Event Manager for the Home Hardware Canada Cup feels impressed by ticket package sales to date. Plus, Houston says people will have a chance to get up and personal with all of the teams and their players at the Patch, a place to party featuring entertainment nightly alongside some beverage and food options. In today’s age of Twitter and social media, fans want to feel closer to the players and this years event will provide visitors with the opportunity to meet the athletes at both the team autograph sessions and the up close and personal interviews scheduled throughout the event.
The prize pot is $140,000 ($70,000 for men and $70,000 for women) so while the cash is important the chance to play for your country is even greater. This event also has major significance as to who will be representing Team Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Seoul. Winners of the Home Hardware Canada Cup in Brandon will receive direct-entry berths into the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials, which will determine the teams to represent Canada at those 2018 Olympic Games.
Ryan Shields Host Committee spokesperson feels Brandon has also had a huge appetite for major curling events….. we’re very exciting about the top teams in Canada coming to Brandon.
Single tickets start at $20.00.
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Photo – courtesy of curling.ca