CFL Week headed to Winnipeg: report

According to the Winnipeg Free Press’s Jeff Hamilton, the league will hold its second annual CFL Week in Winnipeg in 2018.

The inaugural event was held in Regina from March 21 to 26 and was a mashup featuring several elements that had previously been run separately: a media “car wash” that made players available to broadcaster TSN as well as print and online outlets, the Canadian Football Hall of Fame induction announcement, and the CFL Combine.

The event was a smashing success and it’s good to see the continue it, though there will be interesting to see if it enjoys the same level of support in Winnipeg as it did in CFL-crazy Regina.

Drew Edwards

Drew Edwards

Drew Edwards is into his eighth season covering the CFL and the Ticats for the Hamilton Spectator. He is the founder and editor of 3DownNation.
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9 Comments on CFL Week headed to Winnipeg: report

  1. white stallion in red // September 8, 2017 at 5:43 pm //

    Excellent choice. Great fans and facilities. Just like last year

  2. Agreed.

  3. Lancaster/Reed // September 8, 2017 at 9:20 pm //

    Keep it in cities that care about the cfl. Sorry toronto. No CFL week for you.

    • white stallion in red // September 8, 2017 at 9:24 pm //

      I disagree why should the 15000 hardcore Argo fans be punished?
      Besides we need to spread it around and give exposure. Your thinking is myopic

      • Lancaster/Reed // September 9, 2017 at 2:10 am //

        15,000? Thats pretty generous. If hosting numerous Grey Cups cant build up a cfl fan base in toronto, then a CFL Week isnt going to do squat.

  4. Winnipeg has a strong fan base and great facilities so it should be a successful location for the event.

  5. justforkicks // September 8, 2017 at 10:04 pm //

    Agreed. This type of an event is needed in places like TO. Let it get started and gain some roots in places where football is loved and then take it to the CFL deserts. If places like Regina and the Peg turn it into successful events perhaps there will be a demand elsewhere. I’m sure any western location would be successful. Hope for the same in the East.

  6. Good choice, Winnipeg will do it well.

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