City council supports 2025 Canadian Olympic Trials bid

The Lethbridge Curling Club says they are excited to have had council show their support for the club to go out and bid on the 2025 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials. Kirk Mearns with the Curling Club says it will be great if the city is able to land the trials. He says it will really help put Lethbridge on the map even more following the Tim Hortons Brier last year.  

“Brier was such a good event and was so successful here, both for putting,  exposure of Lethbridge financially. It was just a great event. And coming off of that, and we thought it was really important that we we bid on something right away. The Olympic Trial seemed like the the one to get.”

City council voted unanimously on the decision for the $900,000 bid during Tuesday’s council meeting. Mayor Blaine Hyggen says it was a very easy decision to make for council members. 

“When you have previous events of this caliber that have come to the community and you see the economic spin off. So, for example, as I mentioned, with the Brier, there was over $10 million of economic activity. You got to remember, this is coming out of COVID, so it was a really good, positive thing to have within our community, because the week before, we didn’t know if we were going to be able to have fans in the seats. So it was to that that point within a week.”

Bids for the trials must be submitted by the end of June and Curling Canada will announce the host city in November.  



Angela Stewart

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