WHAT A CANADA DAY WEEKEND!
Canada Day doesn’t officially start until July 1st, however we at the CFL kicked off the party a little early with a Thursday Night Doubleheader.
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The first game featured an East Division Rivalry, pitting the Redblacks against the Alouettes. The Redblacks came away with a convincing 28-13 victory and that was pretty much the only thing to talk about.
Oh, besides this…
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) July 1, 2016
To make matters worse for the Alouettes, S.J. Green will be lost for the remainder of the 2016 Season and Tyrell Sutton will be reportedly out for a significant amount of time.
The noise didn’t stop for the night cap of Thursday’s doubleheader as Mosaic was rocking for the #FarewellSeason home opener. Unfortunately for Rider fans, the Argos spoiled the party by coming away with the W.
— Mark Clements (@M_a_Clements) July 1, 2016
Then Friday came which meant… it was Canada Day!!!!!
What better way to end your Canada Day then with a CFL Doubleheader.
Our first game had the BC Lions “blowing” past the Hamilton Ticats with ease, 28-3. Although the Lions got the W, the wind at Tim Hortons Stadium gave both teams fits all night.
— CFL (@CFL) July 1, 2016
The final game of Week 2 and our #CFL Canada Day Doubleheader had the Bombers heading to McMahon Stadium to take on the Stampeders. The Stamps took an early lead and never looked back, cruising to a 36 – 22 win.
In addition to the Stamps getting their first win of 2016, a historic “passing of the torch” took place Friday night at McMahon. Karyn Drake passed the reigns of galloping upon Quick Six to her daughter Chelsea. Karyn galloped after Stampeder touchdowns for over 200 home games and her daughter will have some big shoes to fill.
Week 2 of the CFL Season may have concluded on the field Friday Night, but the CFL week did not end there. Yesterday (Sunday July 3rd) was Pride Toronto. The CFL staff alongside Argos D-Lineman and “You can Play” ambassador Brian Bulcke were fortunate enough to participate by marching in the parade under the #OneTeam banner. This marked the 2nd time the CFL marched in the parade and it was the inaugural march for CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge.
Hope everyone had an amazing CANADA DAY AND LONG WEEKEND!