Calgary announced as host of 2015 Brier

Warren Hansen, manager of event operations with the Canadian Curling Association, mugs for a photo...

Warren Hansen, manager of event operations with the Canadian Curling Association, mugs for a photo after an announcement at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alta., on Wednesday December 11, 2013. (Lyle Aspinall/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency)

DANIEL AUSTIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:33 PM ET

CALGARY - Talk about a city staking its claim as the centre of the curling universe.

On Wednesday, Calgary was announced as the host of the 2015 Brier and 2015 Continental Cup, while nearby Camrose will host the 2014 Canada Cup.

Awarding two of the major events on the Canadian Curling Association calendar to one city is an unprecedented move, but it’s one that Calgary’s reputation as one of the sport’s spiritual homes was pivotal to making happen.

“We know the economy of Calgary is very strong, we know the curling history of Calgary is fantastic,” said Warren Hansen, the CCA’s director of event operations. “If there was anything that was going to help us make what we’re planning here for 2015 work, it would be the city. We’re confident that’s going to take place.”


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