KINGSTON, ON, June 6, 2018 /CNW/ - Kingstonians, local businesses, and organizations hurried hard in the final end to crush the Brier 2020 ticket goal of securing 2020 deposits. To celebrate the milestone, the #KingstonCrushedIt manifestation, pictured, will be at Springer Market Square today at City Hall until 8:00 pm. People are encouraged to share the #KingstonCrushedIt photo on Facebook to be entered into a Kingston prize package which includes two tickets for Cirque du Soleil, a two-night stay at Frontenac Club Inn and two K-Passes.
"Kingston set a very ambitious goal and crushed it by 104%. I'm thrilled to see such incredible support and believe this really demonstrates our enthusiasm as a community and sends a strong message to the selection committee," says Mayor Paterson. "I'm very excited by our potential to win the 2020 Brier, and to bring 130,000 spectators and millions of dollars in economic impact to our city."
Kingston's bid is supported by the momentum of the 200-year anniversary of Royal Kingston Curling Club. If successful, it would bring the Brier back to Kingston for the first time since 1957, when the championship was held at the Memorial Centre. If successful, the Brier 2020 would be held at the newly named Leon's Centre.
"Curling Canada has indicated that preselling the arena is a valuable indicator of community support and sends a powerful message," says Rob Kawamoto, Executive Director, Tourism Kingston. "The success of our deposit program is a major milestone to signal to Curling Canada that Kingston is ready and hungry to host the most prestigious curling championship in the world."
A special thank you to all the businesses and organizations that have purchased corporate packages:
Alphabet Creative, Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre, Best Health Physiotherapy, Blackdog Hospitality Group, Diamond Hotels Management Inc., Downtown!Kingston BIA, Historic Inns Kingston, Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront, Iron Duke on Wellington, Kingston Accommodation Partners, Kingston Brewing Company, Kingston Trolley Tours, Pilot House, Print Fusion, Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water's Edge, Queen's University, Secker Ross & Perry, The Public House and Viva Productions.
The Brier 2020 will be held over nine days from February 29 to March 8, 2020. Curling Canada is expected to announce the winning bid city in October 2018.
SOURCE Tourism Kingston
For further information: Michael Beleza, Brand Marketing & Communications, Tourism Kingston, 613-530-5048, [email protected]