Statement by the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), on the Occasion of the Tim Hortons Brier

Mar 11, 2013, 12:08 ET from Canadian Heritage

EDMONTON, March 11, 2013 /CNW/ - I would like to congratulate the Northern Ontario Team, skipped by Brad Jacobs, on their victory at the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier. It was a great Canadian Men's Curling Championship.

As Minister of State (Sport), I also wish to thank the organizers and volunteers for their dedication in bringing the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier to life. To the family, friends, coaches, and spectators, I want to thank you for your continued interest in this sport.

On behalf of the Government of Canada, I wish Brad Jacobs, third Ryan Fry, second E.J. Harnden, lead Ryan Harnden, and coach Tom Coulterman all the best as they continue their pursuit of excellence at the Ford World Men's Curling Championship, which will be held from March 30 to April 7, 2013, in Victoria, British Columbia.

We are proud of the dedication and commitment of our athletes and will continue to support the advancement of sport in Canada.

SOURCE Canadian Heritage