TORONTO, Nov. 23 /CNW/ - The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant
Governor of Ontario, will preside at the coin toss ceremony officially
starting the 95th Grey Cup football game on Sunday, 25 November, 2007, at the
Rogers Centre, in Toronto.
The Canadian Football League's (CFL) 95th Grey Cup is a milestone event
culminating a week-long celebration during which Canadian football's highest
honours have been awarded. This year's Grey Cup involves the Winnipeg Blue
Bombers competing against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
These two teams will be competing for the trophy originally donated by
Lord Albert Henry George Grey, former Governor General of Canada. In 1909,
Earl Grey donated the Cup to recognize the top amateur rugby football team in
Canada. Over the years, the Grey Cup has become the property of the Canadian
Football League and is now awarded to the top CFL team. The Vanier Cup, the
championship trophy for Canadian university football is also named after a
Vice-Regal representative, former Governor General Georges Vanier.
By officially launching the 95th Grey Cup with the coin toss, the
Lieutenant Governor continues the proud tradition of close ties between the
Canadian Crown and Canadian football.
The Lieutenant Governor welcomes the world to Ontario, especially those
travelling from Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and commends the many organizing
committees for helping the province put its best foot forward.
For further information:
For further information: Nanda Casucci-Byrne, Office of the Lieutenant
Governor, (416) 325-7780, www.lt.gov.on.ca