Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Grey Cup 100 Tour, Part 1
In mid-September, the Grey Cup 100 Tour train arrived at Edmonton's VIA Rail station. The lineups to see it were long, long, LONG! I was on site for two hours, of which one and a half hours were spent standing in line to enter the train cars. Luckily it was a gorgeous fall day and the event had a festive atmosphere.
I liked this big blow-up Edmonton Eskimo.
The Canadian Mint and Canada Post both had a big presence at the event. The Mint was pushing its shiny new Grey Cup loonie. Canada Post was selling a whole series of commemorative stamps -- one for every CFL team as well as a general Grey Cup one.
The train engine was beautifully wrapped in CFL and Grey Cup imagery.
The train cars were wrapped with images of Canada Post's team stamps. I took photos of my three favourite teams:
The Edmonton Eskimos --
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers --
And the Saskatchewan Roughriders --
I'm a prairie girl so I cheer for prairie teams! Here's a shot of the Grey Cup stamp with its football players of yesterday and today.
Tomorrow -- I finally get inside the train and see the Grey Cup!
[Photos by Debra She Who Seeks]