Sault misses out on brier bid

Rod Aubertin:

Sault Ste. Marie won’t be hosting the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier. Despite hosting one of the most successful briers in the game’s history in 1990, the selection committee decided on the east coast this time.

A Sault Ste. Marie committee has been working on attracting the Brier since the bid launch in February. The announcement was made yesterday that St. John’s Newfoundland was the successful bid – it last hosted the brier in 1972.

St. John’s beat out bids from the Sault and Regina Saskatchewan.

The St. John’s organizing committee sold 2,187 $50 deposits towards a full event pass. The 2,187 deposits guarantees $1 million in ticket sales for Curling Canada.