One of the oldest and most iconic trophies in North American pro sports kicked off a four day Brandon stop on Thursday morning with a visit to Brandon City Hall.
Over the course of its time in the city, the trophy will be making a handful of stops that will give local folks a chance to get up close and personal including:
- 7-9pm Thursday night at a pop-up store setup in Shoppers Mall near the food court
- Friday from 2:30-5pm at Princess Auto on 18th St N
- Friday’s Wheat King game as part of the club’s “Blue Bomber Night” promotion
- further Shoppers Mall stops on Saturday from 9:30-11am and 3:30-5pm, then Sunday from 12-2pm
While in Brandon, other stops are expected to include local schools, the Provincial Ex’s President’s Dinner and a season ticket holder exclusive event on Thursday.
The Brandon visit is the final stop on the Manitoba Grey Cup Tour, which has seen the trophy shared with ten other communities in Manitoba and Eastern Ontario since mid-January.
First awarded in 1909, the Grey Cup was of course most recently won by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in November when the team topped the Hamilton Tiger Cats by a 33-12 score for their first championship in 29 years.