The first Brier was in 1927, way back before you could even watch curling on your phone, but there are a few traditions that have stood the test of time.
Curling fans from far and wide gather for this long-standing event and boy did they ever show up in Ottawa.
👍👍to Ottawa. What a great crowd. Way to show out curling and sports fans in the Capital city this week. What a show! pic.twitter.com/olgSUn48W7— @TeamCanadaCurl
When fans aren't enthralled by the action within the arena, they make their way over to the The Patch where the party is bumpin'. Where better than to have a beer and meet some of your favourite athletes?
Now-a-days most sporting events have mascots, but Brier Bear, Reg Caughie, has been around for over 30 years!
Much like the Olympics, the Brier has a tradition of pin trading. A big part of that tradition is pin trader Curly Walz, who has attended over 40 Brier tournaments.
Trading pins is a long standing tradition at the Brier. As is Curly. pic.twitter.com/5J0CjvrbWI— @cbcsports
Fans come from all over the country dressed in their "traditional" provincial garb to represent in full force.
Some just participate for the fun of it…
…while others take the theme very seriously.
Northern Ontario fans believe in true commitment #FearTheBeard
Even P.E.I. skip Adam Casey gets into the fashion game.
At the end of the day, nothing beats the excitement of good ol' fashioned curling and the Brier did not disappoint.