The Roughriders are joining the CFL for Grey Cup Unite with fans across the league during the week that would have seen many Canadians travel to Saskatchewan for 2020 Grey Cup festivities.
Alongside the CFL and the eight other teams, a week of events starting Monday, November 16 will be put on for fans of the CFL and specifically Rider Nation. There will be special activities including Roughrider players and new features done in appreciation of the Riders fanbase.
Here are some events Rider fans can prepare for:
Monday, November 16
Commissioner Randy Ambrosie will kick off Grey Cup Unite on Monday, November 16 with a special virtual town hall where he will update fans on the league’s plans for the future.
Tuesday, November 17
You asked, they answered. Join Rider quarterbacks Cody Fajardo and Isaac Harker as they get ready to ‘tell all’ and answer questions from Rider Nation for the season finale of the Rouge Report podcast.
Wednesday, November 18
Catch head coach Craig Dickenson in the head coaches conference with his brother, Stampeders’ head coach Dave Dickenson and B.C. Lions head coach Rick Campbell.
Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive coordinator Jason Shivers will take part in the Diversity Is Strength: Racial Justice Roundtable presented jointly by the CFL and CFL Players’ Association. The roundtable will be hosted by Gemini-nominated broadcaster, Donnovan Bennett. It will feature alumni, coaching personnel and current players as they discuss their personal experiences with prejudice and discrimination.
Thursday, November 19
The Roughriders will debut a feature piece on the 2020 Roughrider Champion Program. Learn how fans have supported the Riders in these difficult times and go behind the scenes for a private tour of the football operations setup at Mosaic Stadium. Rider Nation is the heart and soul of the green and white, and this piece is to say thank you and to honour those who generously gave to the team in a time of crisis.
That same day, Cody Fajardo will be taking part in a player media day, taking questions alongside fellow pivots Bo Levi Mitchell and Nick Arbuckle.
Friday, November 20 – Sunday, November 22
Last past weekend, fans voted on the Rider Grey Cup Championship game they wanted to relive and starting on Friday, November 20 the team is making it available to fans on demand for their very own Riderville at home experience. While supporters can’t gather together for a traditional Riderville party at this time, there will be a how-to guide to bring Riderville to your own living room.
Plus, in place of commercial breaks, the chosen game will be packed full of some of your favourite Rider in-game features from 2019 including Jammin’ with the Riders. Sharing your Riderville at home on social media could net one lucky fan two tickets to the Grey Cup in 2022.
Sunday, November 22
Stay tuned to hear what the Riders have planned on the day that would have been the 108th Grey Cup at Mosaic Stadium.