Premier Scott Moe has proclaimed Sunday, September 6 Saskatchewan Roughriders Day.
It would have been the annual Labour Day Classic against Winnipeg, however the day will kick-off the Riders 110 anniversary. The green and white are celebrating with Rider Nation, who have been a source of pride, optimism, and joy for the franchise through a difficult 2020.
“When people think of Saskatchewan, one of the first things they think of is the Roughriders,” Moe said. “We are thrilled to celebrate this special day, Saskatchewan Roughrider Day, with all of Rider Nation. The Riders have brought our province together for the last 110 years and I know that will continue for the next 110 years.”
Saskatchewan Roughrider Day will be filled with online events for the fanbase across the province, the country and the world, as well as a very unique, safe and public health approved event at Mosaic Stadium Sunday afternoon.
From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. local time, September 6, the team will celebrate Saskatchewan Roughrider Day with a drive-thru experience, that will safely allow fans to be together just outside the gates of Mosaic Stadium. This drive-thru event will feature fan favourites from Rider alumni, prizes and giveaways, prepared autograph cards from current Roughrider stars and Gainer the Gopher.
“The Labour Day Classic is always one of the most exciting games of the year for Roughrider fans across the province. We wanted to find a way to continue to bring the energy and excitement this weekend is known for even though we aren’t able to gather in our traditional way,” president and CEO Craig Reynolds said.
“Instead, I’m thrilled that we’ll be able to rally Rider Nation around Saskatchewan Roughrider Day, reminding us all that even apart we remain connected in our love for this team.”
Fans will be able to attend this event from the comfort of their own cars while all Rider staff, alumni, volunteers and partners maintain a safe social distance, abiding by all COVID-19 safety regulations. Tickets will be required to attend but are available at no charge. The event will be limited to 600 vehicles (200 per hour) and Rider Nation is asked to please keep vehicles filled with members of your own household.
For fans unable to attend Saskatchewan Roughrider Day in person – and even for those that do – stay tuned to the Riders Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for performances from Saskatchewan artists Tenille Arts and W3EAPONS, contests and giveaways including a signed Cody Fajardo jersey.
“This day is really for all of Rider Nation as a way to celebrate the Green and White, but most importantly it’s a way for us to say thank you for all of our fans who have stuck by our side,” Reynolds said. “Next year I am hopeful we will celebrate Labour Day like we always do – by beating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.”