PHOTO RELEASE: CFL VISITS CANADIAN TROOPS OVERSEAS

PHOTO RELEASE: CFL VISITS CANADIAN TROOPS OVERSEAS

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 — Today marks the conclusion of the Canadian Football League's visit with Canadian Forces overseas in Starychi, Ukraine and Marseille, France on the H.M.C.S. St John's. The photos below are available for media use.

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Brigadier-General Paul Rutherford along with Team Canada spring tour 2017 represented by Canadian Football League players, The Dallas Smith Band and stand-up comedian, John Sheehan get ready to board a flight in Ottawa, Ontario, to visit Operation UNIFIER and Operation REASSURANCE troops overseas on April 21, 2017.<br/><br/>Photo:  MCpl Mathieu Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
Sara Orlesky from TSN along with Ryan and Neil King from the Edmonton Eskimos address the military members deployed on Operation UNIFIER during Team Canada's spring visit in Starychi, Ukraine on April 23, 2017.<br/><br/>Photo: MCpl Mathieu Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
CFL players meeting with military members deployed on OP UNIFIER in Starychi, Ukraine. Photo: MCpl Mathieu Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
The Calgary Stampeders' Charleston Hughes meeting military members deployed in OP UNIFIER in Starychi, Ukraine. Photo: MCpl Mathieu Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
Craig Butler (L), Neil King (C), and Mike Benson (R) with members of the Canadian Forces in Lviv, Ukraine. Photo: MCpl Mathieu Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
CFL players meeting with military members deployed on OP UNIFIER in Starychi, Ukraine. Photo: MCpl Mathieu Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
CFL players meeting with military members deployed on OP UNIFIER in Starychi, Ukraine. Photo: MCpl Mathieu Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
Chris Van Zeyl and Brigadier-General Paul Rutherford, Canadian Armed Forces Director General Information Management Operations hold the Grey Cup at a photo opportunity during Team Canada's spring visit in Starychi, Ukraine on April 23, 2017.<br/><br/>Photo: MCpl Mathieu Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
Chris Van Zeyl military members deployed on OP UNIFIER with the Grey Cup in Starychi, Ukraine. Photo: MCpl Mathieu Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
Nic Demski (L) and Craig Butler (R) signing memorabilia for military members deployed on OP UNIFIER in Starychi, Ukraine. Photo: MCpl Mathieu Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
Henoc Muamba (L) and Nic Demski (R) playing ping pong with military members deployed on OP UNIFIER in Starychi, Ukraine. Photo: MCpl Mathieu Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
Eric Fraser (L) and Craig Butler (R) participating in a football drill with military members deployed on OP UNIFIER in Starychi, Ukraine. Photo: MCpl Mathieu Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
Chris Van Zeyl leading a football drill with military members deployed on OP UNIFIER in Starychi, Ukraine. Photo: MCpl Mathieu Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
CFL players leading football drills with military members deployed on OP UNIFIER in Starychi, Ukraine. Photo: MCpl Mathieu Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
Charleston Hughes leading a football drill with military members deployed on OP UNIFIER in Starychi, Ukraine. Photo: MCpl Mathieu Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
Matt Black (L), Andrew Buckley (C), and Mike Filer (R) in the mess talking to military members deployed on OP UNIFIER in Starychi, Ukraine. Photo: MCpl Mathieu Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
CFL players and members of the Canadian Forces aboard the H.M.C.S. St. John's in Marseille, France