Brier a huge success
Now that the Brier party has ended and the ice at the Leon’s Centre has reverted back to its hockey state, it is time to further commend this great city and its people for putting on a fantastic event. True, the ice conditions were superb (thanks ice crew and leaders Greg Ewasko and Jon Wall), which led to outstanding shot-making, the organizers (Curling Canada, Ken Thompson, Linda Lott, John Ryce, Leon’s Centre staff, etc.), who exhibited great planning, and a multitude of volunteers who provided outstanding service.
I experienced wonderful situations and heard of many others, such as:
• The out-of-town family who were here for the entire event and ate in a different restaurant every night and were overwhelmed with the quality of our restaurants. If time permitted, they would have gone back to all of them.
• The stores (The Rocking Horse, Tara Natural Foods, etc.) that fully embraced the event and set up window displays.