RANDY AMBROSIE GREY CUP FESTIVAL SUMMARY
HAMILTON (Aug. 4) - The Canadian Football League and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats laid out their plans for the 110th Grey Cup game and Festival in Hamilton last Tuesday at the Grey Cup Launch Party at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats play-by-play announcer RJ Broadhead sat down with Commissioner of the Canadian Football League Randy Ambrosie to discuss this year’s Grey Cup festivities.
“The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have been great partners. They operate that way with us in every part of our business. And they’re certainly operating that way with us when it relates to Grey Cup because we share the Grey Cup with them.”
Said Ambrosie when asked about the partnership between the CFL and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Commissioner Ambrosie spoke about the meaning of the Grey Cup celebration to the country and the importance it has to CFL fans across the continent.
“It’s about bringing people together as Canadians and North Americans to come and see what we are. It’s almost like a beacon that shows what our values are, this coming together, neighbour and neighbour.”
Every year Ambrosie hands the Grey Cup to the winning team at the end of the game and he mentioned what that honour means to him.
“I love the Grey Cup for so many reasons. Certainly to be the person that stands on the podium at the end of the game and to to touch the cup and hand it to this year’s champion. That’s a moment I’ll cherish, I’ll never take it for granted. But what I love as much as that is just being with the people and seeing how much they love Grey Cup.”
Ambrosie closed his interview with RJ Broadhead by telling fans why they should visit Hamilton come November.
“All walks of life will come and you will just go wow this is what it means to be Canadian and I think Hamilton is a perfect place to put on that show.”
This year’s Grey Cup Festival runs from November 13-19, centralized in downtown Hamilton, Ontario.