Regina council approves bid for 2024 Brier

The Queen City is looking to host the king of men’s curling tournaments in Canada.

Regina city council approved $200,000 to be put towards a bid to host the 2024 edition of the Brier.

The bid would consist of a $125,000 cash grant and the provision of Regina Transit services valued at up to $75,000.

Regina’s bid committee has proposed a total contribution of $1,030,000. Along with the City’s bid, Tourism Saskatchewan will contribute $550,000; the Regina Hotel Association will provide $180,000; REAL will put forward $75,000, and Tourism Regina will provide the remaining $25,000.

The 2024 Brier is set to take place from March 1 to 10, with an economic impact assessment from Curling Canada stating that a typical Brier is supported by over 400 volunteers and generations a minimum of $8 to $12 million.

The last time Regina hosted the Brier was in 2018.

Other centres in contention for the 2024 Brier include Victoria.

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