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Saskatoon’s Grey Cup celebrations have been announced ahead of the big game in November

Saskatoon will host Grey Cup events ahead of the big game in November.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Saskatchewan Roughriders have a couple of Grey Cup Festival events planned in Saskatoon leading up to the big game.
  • The Riders will hold a youth rally at Merlis Belsher Place on Tuesday, Nov. 15, and a pancake brunch in Prairieland Park on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Leading up to the big game, the Saskatchewan Roughriders have planned a pair of Grey Cup Festival events in Saskatoon.

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the Riders will conduct a youth rally at Merlis Belsher Place, and on Wednesday, Nov. 16, they will throw a pancake brunch at Prairieland Park.

When it comes to hosting the Grey Cup game, Roughriders president and CEO Craig Reynolds remarked, “It’s always simply how the people respond to it and the spirit around Grey Cup.”

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“I was fortunate to be involved in ’13, and the planning committee acknowledged it, and they just want to create this a bigger as well as better festival, and I believe the announcements made today were a huge part of that.”

In the next months, more information on the 2022 Grey Cup Festival and also its events will be released. Tickets are to go on sale at 10 a.m. on Jun. 14.

The Richardson Pioneer Rider Nation Community Celebration winners were also revealed on Friday afternoon, with each earning $25,000 to help fund community fundraising activities.

Saskatoon will host Grey Cup events ahead of the big game in November.
Saskatoon will host Grey Cup events ahead of the big game in November. Image from CBC News

The following are the winners and the projects for which the funding will be used:

1. Abbey Village – Updating the town’s lone playground facility.

2. Birch Hills Town – Assist with constructing a new golf clubhouse.

3. File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council – Improve the ball diamonds at Field of Dreams.

4. Langham Town Council – Build a new warm-up shelter and first-aid station for the River Ridge Nordic Ski Club.

5. Marshall, Michigan – Improvements to the community rink.

6. The Town of Whitewood is purchasing a new zamboni for the local arena.

From June to October, each neighborhood will host community celebration activities.

“The proposals generated a lot of interest, and we’re excited about the six towns that will be able to move through with their projects,” Reynolds said.

Source: CTV News

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