February 11, 2013
Accomplished field lined up for 2013 Brier in Edmonton
By TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

Trina Joly, Marc Kennedy (centre), and Mark Johnson were at Edmonton City Hall Monday for a press conference updating preparations for the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier. (Tom Braid, Edmonton Sun)

You always hear athletes soaked with champagne saying “It hasn’t sunk in yet!”

Well, it has sunk in for Marc Kennedy.

And it sunk in for Edmonton 2013 Tim Hortons Brier chairman Mark Johnson and manager Trina Joly at the launch press conference Monday, with the most experienced and decorated field in history to promote.

“You wake up in the morning and realize you’re a curler from Edmonton, representing Alberta in the maybe the greatest Brier in the greatest curling city in the world,” said Kennedy, with the Brier Tankard on which his name is already engraved twice (and a cup where his daughter Aubrey once was photographed, resting as a bare naked baby) sitting on a table in front of him.

The curler, who has also won a world championship and an Olympic gold medal sweeping for skip Kevin Martin, says it’s the Edmonton part that sunk in.

“It really is the best curling city in the world. It has the best players, the best facility and the best fans in the wo



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