— Curling Canada (@CurlingCanada) November 4, 2015
Brandon has been chosen to host the 2016 Home Hardware Canada Cup, determining who will represent Canada at the 2018 Olympics.
The tournament will be held November 30 to December 4 at Westman Communications Group Place at the Keystone Centre.
“Brandon has a rich curling history, and the bid package the city put in to host the Home Hardware Canada Cup made this an easy decision,” said Hugh Avery, chair of the Curling Canada Board of Governors.
“With the PyeongChang Olympics getting closer every day, the competitive environment in Brandon will be extremely intense, and curling fans will be in for a treat.”
Men’s and women’s curling teams will be competing for a share of $140,000 in cash, and qualification for the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials in Ottawa. The trials will decide the four-player teams that will represent Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.