Message from the Friars Briar President – Friars Briar 2016

The Roots of Friars’ Briar

“The roots of the Friars’ Briar goes back to 1978 when clergy from Ontario and the Western provinces decided that the political tensions that were dividing east and west across our country did not have to define how we related to each other as national faith communities. At the inspiration of Rev. Don Amos, a vision emerged to build better relationships between faith communities across our country by connecting clergy from various religious traditions in a national curling bonspiel.

This March in Ottawa will mark the 38th year that clergy and lay people from across our great country have been engaged in interfaith dialogue while enjoying a week of competitive curling. For the first time, the Friars’ Briar will be hosted in our nation’s capital, a fitting symbol of the Friars’ Briar vision for building national unity across faith traditions.

Please join us in Ottawa this March to enjoy some great curling and to keep the vision alive.”

David Martin, President (Friars’ Briar)