Key dates for the 2018 CFL calendar

There are many important dates on the 2018 Canadian Football League calendar.

February 13th – 2018 Free Agency Opens

Teams will be able to sign free agents beginning at noon ET.

March 7th – Eastern Regional Combine in Montreal, Que

The Eastern Regional Combine will take place at Olympic Stadium.

March 9th – Ontario Regional Combine in Toronto, Ont

The Ontario Regional Combine will take place at the Athletic Centre at the University of Toronto, with on-field components taking place at the University of Toronto bubble.

March 20th – 22nd – Rules Committee & Competition Committee Meetings

These meetings will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

March 21st  – 25th – Mark’s CFL Week in Winnipeg, Man

Media Events at Mark’s CFL Week:
Canadian Football Hall of Fame VIP Reception: March 21
Player arrivals: March 21 & 22
Media Days: March 22 & 23
Football Operations Media Conference: March 23

March 22nd – Western Regional Combine in Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Western Regional Combine will take place at Subway Soccer South.

March 23rd – 25th – National CFL Combine presented by adidas in Winnipeg, Manitoba

In preparation for the 2018 CFL Draft the league’s general managers, coaches and scouts will be in Winnipeg, MB to evaluate more than fifty of the country’s top football prospects.

The 2018 National CFL Combine will be held at RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg and for on-field drills at the University of Winnipeg.

April 30th – CFL rosters reduced to 75

May 3rd – CFL Draft

     First Round Draft Order:

  1. Montreal Alouettes
  2. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  3. BC Lions
  4. Ottawa REDBLACKS
  5. Saskatchewan Roughriders
  6. Edmonton Eskimos
  7. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  8. Calgary Stampeders
  9. Toronto Argonauts

May  7th-12th – U SPORTS East/West Bowl

The U SPORTS East/West Bowl will be held in Quebec City, Que.

May 16th – Rookie Camps Open

May 20th – Training Camps Open

May 27th – Preseason Begins

June 9th – Teams must cut down from Training Camp Roster by 10:00 p.m. ET

June 14th – CFL Regular Season Kick Off

Edmonton Eskimos at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 8:30 p.m. ET

October 10th – Trade Deadline at 4:00 p.m. ET

November 11th – Eastern and Western Semi-Final

November 18th – Eastern and Western Final

November 25th – 106th Grey Cup presented by Shaw in Edmonton, Alta.