Grey Cup returns to Maple Ridge
The Grey Cup is making a return appearance in Maple Ridge next week.
B.C. Lions receivers coach Travis Moore and the trophy will be at the Kal Tire on Lougheed Highway this Monday, Dec. 19, to celebrate the team’s 34-23 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 99th Grey Cup.
There will be a barbecue at noon and the cup will arrive an hour later. The event goes to 3 p.m.
Admission is free but there will be hot dogs and pop for those who brings a donation for the Friends in Need Food Bank.
“We had this opportunity to bring the cup to Maple Ridge and wanted to make a big deal of it – at the same time help out a local charity,” said Mike Thomson, Assistant Manager of Kal Tire in Maple Ridge. “We are excited to have the Cup which will be accompanied by Travis Moore, Receiving Coach of the Lions”.
B.C. became the first CFL club in history to win a title after starting the season 0-5. The Lions finished the regular season on a miraculous 10-1 run and posted two more wins in the playoffs to claim the Grey Cup.
Canadian football’s biggest prize spent some time in Maple Ridge last month.
B.C. Lion and Maple Ridge resident Paul McCallum took the Grey Cup out for lunch at Dino’s Restaurant on Lougheed Highway on Nov. 29, prior to the Lions’ victory party at B.C. Place.