It is now officially less than one hundred days until the incredible spectacle, that is, the 100th Grey Cup at Rogers Centre this upcoming November. Wednesday marked the beginning of the one hundred day countdown until the Grey Cup and to celebrate the Toronto Argonauts and 100th Grey Cup committee organized a large festival in the city of Toronto with plenty of exciting events.
The Argonauts Cory Boyd, Matt Black, Mike Bradwell, Tristan Black, Chad Owens, and Andre Durie were all in attendance at David Peacut Square to celebrate the countdown to the 100th Grey Cup. Your Argonaut stars participated in fun activities such as our armchair quarterback challenge and a few of our youth football clinics. The boys even took part in a pick-up game with a few of our Argos Admirals. Chad Owens, Mike Bradwell, and Matt Black thought they could defeat the Admirals but with the help of Andre Durie, we were victorious against our Argonauts superstars.
A wonderful ceremony was held at 12 PM in David Peacut Square with David Onley, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario in attendance to assist in officially beginning the countdown to the 100th Grey Cup.
Many notable media outlets were also in attendance covering this sensational event in David Peacut Square. CP24 and CTV spent a majority of the day at the festival doing live look-ins while chatting with fans and Argonaut players.
While Wednesday was all fun and games for the Argonauts, they enter their 2012 bye week with a modest 3-3 record. For a football team that expects nothing less than being able to play for the 100th Grey Cup title, at home this November, there is certainly a lot of improvements that need to be made.
The Argonauts hope to duplicate what the B.C Lions were able to do last season when they went 9-1 down the stretch of the CFL regular season and celebrated a Grey Cup victory in the newly renovated B.C Place in front of their home fans.
The event held in David Peacut Square culminated with a special screening of the “Philadelphia Story” at 9 PM with free popcorn served to the fans in attendance. The 100th Grey Cup Festival in November will host the first ever football film festival.
Tremendous food, fun activities, and great fans truly made this event a special way to kick off the countdown to the monumental 100th Grey Cup this November at Rogers Centre. It was a great way for fans to interact with their favorite Argonaut players as well as have the opportunity to learn a few football skills that could help improve their game.
As for the Argos Admirals, we will continue our journey through this 2012 CFL season and will look to make the 100th Grey Cup the most socially connected event in professional sports history.
You can find out more information about the Grey Cup festival happening this November on Argonauts.ca and if you check out our Argos Admirals facebook page you can find special photos from yesterday’s event.
– Daniele Franceschi –