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The CFL is ready to Stand On Guard For Thee

The CFL, RCMP and Grey Cup are ready to head out on a coast to coast tour.
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Members of the RCMP deliver the Grey Cup trophy.

Let’s face it, we love the patriotism that comes with the Canadian Football League… Well, yesterday the league announced that they have taken it to a new level.

The CFL, will recognize the RCMP all season long. The salute to Canada’s National Police Service will celebrate local heroes that create positive change everyday.

All season long all nine CFL Clubs will recognize local members of the RCMP for their impacts in the community. Additionally, football fans in a number of communities will have an unforgettable opportunity to get up-close and personal with the Grey Cup as it joins with the RCMP on a one-of-a-kind tour.

“We’re putting local RCMP heroes in the spotlight and thanking them for all they do,” said CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie. “Actions on the national level receive the most attention, but we must also remember the impacts made at the community level. The lives of Canadians from coast to coast to coast are bettered daily through the RCMP’s actions.”

The partnership will also present two educational events for Canadians to learn more about the modern day RCMP. CFL fans will have the opportunity to meet RCMP members from the area who are supporting their local community, learn more about the interwoven history of the RCMP and the CFL, discover how they can begin their own journeys to one day become members of the RCMP, and even take a photo wearing the enduring symbol of the RCMP members’ commitment to service – the Stetson.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders dedicated night will be on Saturday, August 3rd when they host the Edmonton Elks.

Details surrounding the RCMP Grey Cup Tour, and the educational events will be announced during the season.

 

LOCAL RCMP APPRECIATION GAMES:

‚Äč(Date | Host club)

Sunday, June 30 | Ottawa

Sunday, July 7 | Hamilton

Thursday, July 11 | Montreal

Saturday, August 3 | Saskatchewan

Sunday, August 4 | Calgary

Friday, August 9 | Toronto

Friday, August 23 | Winnipeg

Saturday, August 31 | Touchdown Pacific (BC)

Saturday, September 7 | Edmonton

Saturday, October 19 | BC