Local communities benefit from Grey Cup Festival partnerships and events 

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are pleased to announce the winning communities in the Richardson Pioneer Rider Nation Community Celebration contest, along with two Cameco-sponsored Saskatoon events that will take place in November as part of the Grey Cup Festival. 


“Our partnerships with Cameco and Richardson Pioneer will leave a lasting legacy in Saskatchewan communities,” said Grey Cup Festival Co-Chair and Roughriders President and CEO Craig Reynolds. “When we pitched a Saskatchewan Grey Cup to the CFL, it was incredibly important to us to have festivities across the entire province. We are so fortunate for these partnerships and the Grey Cup Festival events made possible by their generous contributions.” 


Each of the following winners in the Richardson Pioneer Rider Nation Community Celebration contest will receive a $25,000 grant to support their community fundraising efforts for sport, recreation and culture initiatives: 

·Village of Abbey 

·Town of Birch Hills 

·File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council (11 member Nations) 

·Town of Langham 

·Town of Marshall 

·Town of Whitewood 


“We are proud to support the communities where our customers and employees live and work,” said Neil Banbury, Assistant Vice-President at Richardson Pioneer. “I want to congratulate all the winners, and thank all the applicants, for their commitment to their communities. The Community Celebration contest showcases the best aspects of Saskatchewan communities and Richardson Pioneer is proud to support initiatives that make the six winning communities even stronger.”  


Cameco President Tim Gitzel was also part of today’s event to help announce two Saskatoon events sponsored by Cameco that will take place during the Grey Cup Festival: 

·Youth Rally at Merlis Belsher Place on November 15; and  

·Grey Cup pancake breakfast on November 16 at Prairieland Park. 


“The Youth Rally and pancake breakfast give Cameco the opportunity to support youth and enhance quality of life in the community,” said Gitzel. “Our long-term success as an organization is built upon the strength of local communities. We are stronger together.” 


More details on the 2022 Grey Cup Festival and its wide range of events and activities will be announced in the coming months. Visit the Grey Cup Festival website for more information. Tickets for the November 20 championship go on sale June 14 at 10 a.m. Visit for more details.