Door open for big curling event in Ottawa

Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy jokes with skip Glenn Howard prior to the start of the Roar of the...

Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy jokes with skip Glenn Howard prior to the start of the Roar of the Rings Canadian Olympic Curling Trials in Winnipeg. (Trevor Hagan/Reuters)

JOE PAVIA, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:47 PM ET

OTTAWA - The Canadian Curling Association wants an event in Ottawa.

There hasn't been a major CCA event in the capital since the 2001 Brier. Ottawa was awarded the Ford Men's World Championships but the future of Lansdowne Park was up in the air at the time so Ottawa had to decline.

"We want an event in Ottawa, whether it's the Brier or whatever," said Warren Hansen, CCA's director of event operations.

An Ottawa group, led by the Senators, bid for the current Roar of the Rings. It is taking place in Winnipeg because that city bid substantially more than the Ottawa group. Ottawa is well positioned to make a bid. 2017 is the 150th anniversary of Canada and will also be an Olympic Trials year for the 2018 Winter Games in Korea.


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