Some of the top men’s curlers in the country will be converging on Regina from March 1 to 10 for the Montana’s Brier. 

Eighteen teams from across Canada including 14 provincial and territorial champions, three Canadian Team Ranking System qualifiers and Team Canada will be competing. 

Competing will be the defending champion Brad Gushue rink from Newfoundland that is looking for their third-straight Brier title as well as four-time Brier champion Kevin Koe. 

Representing Saskatchewan will be skip Mike McEwen, third Colton Flasch, second Kevin Marsh, and lead Daniel Marsh from the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon. Saskatchewan hasn’t won a Brier championship since 1980. 

Event organizer co-chair Brendan Manz this will be a huge event for Regina as well as the surrounding area including Moose Jaw. 

“Obviously, from a tourism standpoint, economic development standpoint, these types of events bring people from across the country and we just want to make sure we’re going to put the best face forward and engage the community and make sure that we’re welcoming the country with open arms,” said Manz. 

As for hotel capacity, there is always spill over into Moose Jaw but Manz said there will be plenty of hotel rooms to host this event. 

“The Brier is the big one. But we’ve hosted major events like the Grey Cup and various Canada game and different things throughout the past,” Manz said.  

“So, hotel capacity is not really a question anymore for us in the city. Again, coming out of the pandemic, this is an exciting chance to fill those hotels, restaurants, and show off what our city is about in the hospitality sector.” 

Regina will be buzzing with activity all week as there are festivities planned all throughout the downtown. 

The famous Brier Patch will be making its return. Manz said the nice thing back having the event at the Brandt Centre is a lot of activities can happen under one roof. 

“The great thing about the facility event space we have at REAL, and what Curling Canada really loves about having the Brier in Regina, is we can host not only the curling underneath the Brandt Centre, but then adjacent is the International Trade Centre REAL and that’s where the home of the famous Brier Patch will be. That’s a great asset where we can have everybody move from between the venue and the Patch all under one roof,” he said. 

Ticket packages for the Brier are on sale now. You can purchase your tickets here.