Governor General to Attend 106th Grey Cup Championship Game in Edmonton

November 22, 2018

OTTAWAHer Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will attend the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) 106th edition of the Grey Cup Championship Game at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, on Sunday, November 25, 2018, at 4 p.m. (MST). 

The Governor General will conduct the coin toss to officially kick off the championship game between the Ottawa REDBLACKS and the Calgary Stampeders.

About the Grey Cup and the CFL
In 1909, then-Governor General Earl Grey donated a trophy to the Rugby Football Championship of Canada. Originally, only teams registered with the Canadian Rugby Union were eligible to compete for the trophy, which subsequently became known as the Grey Cup. Over time, Canadian football became markedly different from its rugby origins. The Grey Cup subsequently became the property of the CFL, which had evolved into a professional football league. For more information about the CFL, visit


Media wishing to cover the Grey Cup Championship Game
must be accredited through the CFL.

Media information:

Ashlee Smith
Press Secretary to the Governor General
343-548-1857 (cell)

Olivier Poulin
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Canadian Football League
514-970-7211 (cell)

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