Saskatchewan Roughriders invite fans to ‘Bring it to the heartland’ for 109th Grey Cup

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With the 109th Grey Cup and the 2022 Grey Cup Festival nine months away, the Saskatchewan Roughriders are inviting the province and CFL fans from across the country to ‘Bring it to the Heartland.’

The official Grey Cup Festival theme, Bring it to the Heartland, was unveiled Tuesday with a kickoff video which reflects Saskatchewan as the heartbeat of the CFL and the Canadian prairies as the heartland of Canada.

“The Saskatchewan Roughriders and our incredible volunteer host committee are so excited to finally be able to host our first Grey Cup and Festival at Mosaic Stadium,” said Roughriders president and Grey Cup Festival co-chair Craig Reynolds.

“We all know there is no place like Saskatchewan for a once in a lifetime football party, and we can’t wait to bring CFL fans together again this November.”

The Grey Cup Festival is committed to being a truly provincial event, and as such, fans can expect events all around the province in the lead up to and during Grey Cup Week. More details on Festival events in Regina, Saskatoon and beyond will be unveiled in the coming months.

The Roughriders have brought together a select group of provincial leaders to form the Festival Oversight Committee and includes Festival co-chairs Reynolds and Barry Clarke, Minister Gene Makowsky, Regina Mayor Sandra Masters, Edmund Bellegarde, the CFL’s chief Grey Cup and Events officer Duane Vienneau, Riders’ chief financial officer Kent Paul and chief brand officer Anthony Partipilo, REAL CEO Tim Reid and volunteer host committee chair Darren Anaka.