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November 23, 2004
Mayor David Miller proclaims "Toronto Argonauts Day" at Grey Cup Victory Rally
  
An estimated 30,000 fans lined Bay Street and filled Nathan Phillips Square for
the hometown celebration for the 2004 Grey Cup Champions, the Toronto
Argonauts. The audience howled the call of the Argos as Mayor David Miller
proclaimed Tuesday, November 23 "Toronto Argonauts Day." In return, Argos Team
Captain Damon Allen presented the Mayor with the coveted trophy on behalf of
the team.

The parade, which began at Union Station and worked its way up Bay Street to
Nathan Phillips Square, celebrated the Toronto Argonauts 27-19 victory over the
BC Lions on Sunday night's Grey Cup game. Fans were treated to up-close and
personal interactions with their hometown heroes as each player, coach, owner,
trainer and football operations staff was introduced on the stage. Fans cheered
individual messages to their favourite players, and that appreciation and
admiration was returned to fans by the double blue.

Head Coach Michael "Pinball" Clemens spoke about Canadian football being a
"microcosm of Canadian culture" and expressed the strong sense of family the
Argos share with each other and their fans. He also indicated that the team was
thinking ahead to the 2005 season when he forecasted "same time, same place,
next year."

The event at Nathan Phillips Square marks the end of the 2004 Canadian Football
League's season. The new season begins in May 2005.

Media contact:
Marilyn Nickel, Toronto Special Events, 416-395-7375, mnickel@toronto.ca



 

 

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