Tim Hortons Brier
The 93rd edition of the Canadian men’s curling championship will be played March 4-13, and will make Lethbridge just the fourth city that has hosted all four major Season of Champions events — the Tim Hortons Brier, the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the World Men’s Championship and the World Women’s Championship. The others are Winnipeg, Brandon, Man., and Saint John, N.B.
“We’ve seen in the past what the great people in the City of Lethbridge can do when presented with the opportunity to host Season of Champions events, so to say that we’re excited to be heading back is an understatement,” said Mitch Minken, Chair of Curling Canada’s Board of Governors. “A first-class city, a first-class facility and first-class curling fans and volunteers make for a first-class championship, and this is truly something that we can all look forward to.”
The ENMAX Centre is home to the Western Hockey League’s Lethbridge Hurricanes, and seats around 5,400 for curling events. It most recently hosted the 2019 World Men’s Curling Championship, with Sweden’s Niklas Edin prevailing in the final over Canada’s Kevin Koe.
Also staged there were the 2012 World Women’s Curling Championship (won by Switzerland’s Mirjam Ott) and the 1987 (won by B.C.’s Pat Sanders) and 2007 (won by B.C.’s Kelly Scott) Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
“As the host of the 2022 Tim Hortons Brier™, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome curling fans from across the country to Lethbridge for one of the biggest sporting events in our nation,” said Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman. “As we all look forward to the time when we can all come together again, this event will be a bright light for residents and visitors alike. It will bringing a strong boost to our local economy and showcase our beautiful city to the rest of Canada.”