CFL Goes Red and White to Honour Canada Day

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The Canadian Football League and the international sports and lifestyle brand, New Era, unveiled today that for Week 3, each team playing will celebrate Canada’s holiday by wearing red and white sideline apparel for the games.

Teams will feature various in-game celebrations to showcase Canadian pride and unity. Saskatchewan will unveil the largest Canadian flag in sports, while Calgary is set for a series of fan appreciation events including a dueling piano halftime performance. Hamilton will host Canadian Armed Forces appreciation night before a post-game fireworks display, and Winnipeg will celebrate with a halftime show with Canadian country music duo, and the voice of Thursday Night Football, The Reklaws.

“Canada Day has always been a special date on the CFL calendar and this year we extend it for all of Week 3,” said Randy Ambrosie, CFL Commissioner. “Canadians coast-to-coast-to-coast will be proud to see our teams dressed in red and white to coincide with Canada’s 152nd year of confederation.”

Canada Week will also feature the first TSN Live Mic game of the season during the Canada Day match-up between the Argonauts and Roughriders at Mosaic Stadium. Fans will be provided a field-level experience, and will be able to hear directly from each team’s quarterback and defensive leader, as well as take in communications between QB and coach. CFL on TSN will air 18 live mic games this season, including four featuring each CFL team.

This article is comprised of information and media released by the CFL in a press release. For more high school, college and pro sports- like our page on Facebook.

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