Province invests up to $450,000 in support of City’s bid for 2025 Olympic curling trials

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The Manitoba government is investing up to $450,000 to support Brandon’s Local Curling Host Committee to host the 2025 Roar of the Rings Olympic Curling Trials Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Obby Khan announced today.

“Manitoba has some of the best curlers in the country and we are proud to support the efforts of Brandon to bring this prestigious event to Manitoba,” said Khan. “Brandon has earned a reputation as an incredible curling host including hosting the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier, and I am confident in their ability to provide an incredible fan and visitor experience if they’re chosen to host Canada’s top curling talent in 2025.”

The Manitoba government’s $450,000 commitment is being matched by the City of Brandon, with additional support from Travel Manitoba, Curl Manitoba and local partners. The last time Brandon hosted the Olympic Trials was in 1997, where the men’s and women’s teams went on to win silver and gold respectively at the Olympics, the minister noted.

“We would be thrilled to host the Roar of the Rings Olympic Curling Trials in November 2025, and our city is the perfect choice with a passionate curling community,” said Mayor Jeff Fawcett, City of Brandon. “We have been honoured to host previous national competitions and work closely with our Local Curling Host Committee to provide an incredible experience for everyone involved. With support from the Manitoba government and our other local partners, the City of Brandon would welcome Canada’s top curling talent to show their skills in our great city in 2025.”

The 2025 Roar of the Rings Olympic Curling Trials is scheduled for Nov. 22 to 30, and estimated to result in over $17.6 million in economic activities, including almost $2 million in provincial tax revenues.

“The Canadian Curling Trials will showcase the absolute best curling you will ever see,” said Nate Andrews, member, Brandon’s Local Curling Host Committee. “The stakes are high and we know Brandon would be the perfect host for this event.”

The Roar of the Rings Olympic Curling Trials are held every four years and feature Canada’s eight best curling teams in both male and female divisions. The winners go on to represent Canada at the 2026 Milano Corina Olympic Games. The 2021 Olympic Trials were held in Saskatoon.