Governor General to attend the 110th Grey Cup Championship in Hamilton

November 16, 2023

OTTAWA, Ontario—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Whit Fraser will attend the 110th Grey Cup, the Championship of the Canadian Football League (CFL), in Hamilton, Ontario.

In keeping with longstanding tradition, the Governor General will conduct the coin toss to officially kick off the championship game between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Montreal Alouettes.

Date: November 19, 2023 
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton, ON

Notes for media

  • Media wishing to cover the Grey Cup Championship Game must be accredited by the CFL.
  • Photos of the Governor General’s participation in the event can be provided to media upon request via

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.

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Media information:
Rideau Hall Press Office

Lucas Barrett
Assistant Vice-President, Communications & Public Affairs, Canadian Football League

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