Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Grey Cup

Grey Cup and Vanier Cup

Argo Cheerleaders
Robert Finch, Dominion Chairman Monarchist League of Canada
CFL Commisioner Mark Cohon  Their Honours Ruth& David Onley Chris Rudge , Argos CEO
                                                      War of 1812  Exhibit at Queen;s Park







Laura Secord




I attended a reception at the Lieutenant Governor's suite at Queen's Park.  It was to celebrate the100th Grey Cup and HM the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. I am not a big football but it was wonderful   to hear the strong links between the Crown and the CFL! I wish both the Argos and the Stampeders the best of luck!
  There was a wonder exhibit of Portraits of HM the Queen in Canada and of the War of 1812



Greetings from HM the Queen:
It is with great pleasure that I extend my sincere best wishes to all Canadians as they prepare to mark the 100th Grey Cup – a trophy first donated by The Earl of Grey in 1909 who served with distinction and pride as Governor-General of Canada from 1909 to 1911.
I note with some interest that, on the same weekend that the championship game of the Canadian Football League is being played in Toronto, the city will also play host to the Canadian inter-university sport football contest. The winning team will be the recipient of the Vanier Cup, which is named after another distinguished Governor-General – Major-General Georges Vanier. In this way, the link between the Canadian Crown and Canadian football is particularly meaningful – especially in this year when the 100th Grey Cup coincides with my Diamond Jubilee as Queen of Canada.
I wish all teams, players and fans a most enjoyable weekend.

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