Media Advisory - The Grey Cup Trophy Comes to Toronto|
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By air, sea and land, the Grey Cup Trophy marches back to Toronto in style after a 15 year absence. The 2007 Grey Cup Committee, City of Toronto, Canadian Football League and Department of National Defence are hosting a media event to kickoff the 2007 Grey Cup Festival, with the delivery of Canada’s oldest trophy for Canada’s largest annual sporting event.
Fans are invited to come down to Nathan Phillips Square and welcome the Grey Cup Trophy as it makes its way from the Square and into City Hall Council Chamber. Come, wear your colours and show your CFL team pride!
- David Miller, Mayor
- Mark Cohon, CFL Commissioner
- David Cynamon, Co-owner, Toronto Argonauts
- Howard Sokolowski, Co-owner, Toronto Argonauts
- Keith Pelley, President & CEO, Toronto Argonauts
- Brad Watters, General Manager, 2007 Grey Cup Committee
- Rick Brace, Chairman, 2007 Grey Cup
- Mark Grimes, City Councillor
- Marg McGregor, CEO, CIS
- Gary Stafford, Brigadier-General, Department of National Defence
DETAILS FOR TUESDAY’S ANNOUNCEMENT:
DATE: Tuesday, November 20
LOCATION: Toronto City Hall
Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen St. W.
PLEASE NOTE: All live television requests must be communicated to Rob Andrusevich at the City of Toronto by 8 pm ET on Monday, November 19, 2007.
The Grey Cup and the Vanier Cup will travel from the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in Hamilton to Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto by helicopter, boat and armoured vehicles.
- The Grey Cup Trophy’s journey to Toronto by air, sea and land.
Route for the Grey Cup and Vanier Cup Trophies Arrival to Toronto:
- The Hamilton Police Services will transport the Grey Cup and Vanier Cup from the Canadian Football Hall of Fame to Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton
- The Durham Regional Police Services will transport the Grey Cup and Vanier Cup by helicopter from Ivor Wynne to the Hamilton Airport
- Canadian Air Force CH-146 Griffon Helicopters will transport the Grey Cup and Vanier Cup from Hamilton Airport to Toronto’s Island Airport.
- Canadian Navy Rigid Hull Boats will bring the Grey Cup from Toronto’s Island Airport across Lake Ontario to HMCS York.
- The Toronto Police Service will escort the vehicles - a Canadian Army Bison Armoured Vehicle, a Coyote Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle and G-Wagon 4x4 Vehicles - that will bring the Grey Cup from HMCS York to Toronto City Hall.
City Council will be in session on Tuesday, and will break at 12:15 p.m. to receive the Cup in an official ceremony. Mayor David Miller will read a proclamation recognizing a great week of Canadian football.
PLEASE NOTE: The CBC will be providing a pool-camera on the vehicles as the trophies travel to Toronto. This video feed will be made available to all media outlets. A time and circuit number will be distributed on the morning of Tuesday, November 20, 2007.
PLEASE NOTE: Still images will also be made available to all media at:
The Grey Cup is an annual tradition celebrated by Canadians from coast-to-coast since 1909 and is Canada's largest professional sporting event. In addition to the thousands filling Rogers Centre on Sunday, November 25, the Grey Cup will be watched by millions of fans across Canada on CBC and RDS and in more than 160 countries around the globe. Toronto last hosted the Grey Cup in 1992 when Calgary defeated Winnipeg 24-10.
For additional information please contact:
Canadian Football League
P: (416) 865-2664
Grey Cup 2007/Toronto Argonauts Football Club
P: (416) 341-2720
Grey Cup 2007
P: (416) 341-2735
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Toronto