Brier to be played in St. John's in 2017

CBC News has learned that the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier will be played in St. John's, March 4-12.
The 2017 Brier curling championships will be held in St. John's, CBC has learned. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)

The Tim Hortons Brier will be played in St. John's in 2017, CBC News has learned. 

A well-placed source confirms that St. John's bid for the Canadian men's curling championship is successful.

The tournament is scheduled for March 4 to March 12.

To put off the event, organizers have the backing of the City of St. John's and IceCaps President Danny Williams.

The last time the Brier was held in St. John's was in 1972.

The annual curling championship is sanctioned by the Canadian Curling Association, and has been held every year since 1927 during the month of March.

The winner of the Brier gets a chance to represent Canada at the World Curling Championships later that year.

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