The CFL’s ultimate prize is on a train touring across Canada to mark it’s 100th anniversary and their was plenty of excitment on board when it was in North Bay on Monday.

A few lucky residents scored tickets to the big game, but for most people the Grey Cup Train was an event like no other. Mayor Al McDonald knew it was a special moment for the city saying the CFL and the Grey Cup are truly Canadian and it was nice to see the amount of support in North Bay. Carly Smith is the CFL’s Communication Officer and she says they have had lineups at every stop on the tour. She also mentioned a North Bay connection where a woman found her uncle’s name on the Grey Cup and saw several photos of him throughout the tour. She pointed out the Grey Cup trophy isn’t the only item on the train. City Reporter Matthew Sookram filed two reports: Click here to listen to the 1st report. Click here to listen to the 2nd report.

written by