REVISED - MEDIA ADVISORY: OFFICIAL ARRIVAL OF THE GREY CUP

REVISED - MEDIA ADVISORY: OFFICIAL ARRIVAL OF THE GREY CUP

The Grey Cup will be welcomed to the Nation’s Capital at Parliament Hill and Rideau Hall

Monday, November 20, 2017 — ***Media representatives wishing to attend the Grey Cup Arrival event on Parliament Hill that are not members of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery will require press gallery accreditation through Marc Fortier of the Press Gallery at marc.fortier@parl.gc.ca. ***

OTTAWA – The CFL will officially hand over the Grey Cup on Tuesday to the City of Ottawa and the 105th Grey Cup Festival Committee in Ottawa. 

***Media representatives wishing to attend the Grey Cup Arrival event on Parliament Hill that are not members of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery will require press gallery accreditation through Marc Fortier of the Press Gallery at marc.fortier@parl.gc.ca. ***

The Grey Cup will arrive on Parliament Hill in military transportation with Commissioner Randy Ambrosie and General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence of the Canadian Armed Forces. The Commissioner will present the cup to Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Chief Kirby Whiteduck and Arlene Closter, Elder of the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nations. Participants from the CFL NFL Flag Football Championship will also be in attendance.

Following speeches, there will be a brief pause for a group photo. Then, the Grey Cup will depart for Rideau Hall in military transportation with Commissioner Ambrosie, where they will be met by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, the Governor General of Canada. Following speeches will be a media scrum and photo opportunity with the Grey Cup and the portraits of Earl Grey, ninth governor general of Canada (1904-1911) and Major-General the Right Honourable Georges-Philias Vanier, 19th governor general of Canada (1959-1967) who established the Grey Cup and the Vanier Cup, respectively.

Details for the media events are outlined below.

What

Official Grey Cup Arrival – Front steps of Parliament Hill, below Centre Block.

When

Tuesday November 21, 2017
12:30 p.m. ET

Where

Parliament Hill

Centre Block, 111 Wellington St, Ottawa ON, K1A 0A9

***Please note that non-gallery members will require press gallery accreditation. The contact for this is marc.fortier@parl.gc.ca.***

Media attending must arrive on site no later than 12:00 p.m.

There will be no parking permitted on Parliament Hill.

In attendance

Chief Kirby Whiteduck and Arlene Closter, Elder of the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nations

Randy Ambrosie, Commissioner, Canadian Football League

Mayor Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa

Valerie Hughes, Director, Grey Cup Festival

Chethan P. Lakshman, VP, Communications and Public Relations, Shaw Communications

Participants from the NFL CFL Flag Championship

Please dress warmly.

What

Official Grey Cup Arrival – Rideau Hall

When

Tuesday November 21, 2017

3:00 p.m. ET

Where

Rideau Hall

1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa ON, K1A 0A1

Media attending the event at Rideau Hall must confirm their attendance in advance with Marie-Ève Létourneau (marie-eve.letourneau@gg.ca) at the Rideau Hall Press Office and arrive on site no later than 2:45 p.m.

Limited parking will be available on the grounds on a first-come, first-serve basis. Media can enter the grounds on foot through the entrance gates on Sussex Drive via Thomas or MacKay Streets.

In attendance

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada

Randy Ambrosie, Commissioner, Canadian Football League

Valerie Hughes, Director, Grey Cup Festival

Chethan P. Lakshman, VP, Communications and Public Relations, Shaw Communications