Grey Cup to arrive in Saskatchewan at 15 Wing Moose Jaw airforce base

Photo courtesy: Bob Butrym

The Grey Cup is set to arrive in the province of Saskatchewan on Monday, Nov. 14 at 3:00 p.m. EST at 15 Wing Moose Jaw, a Canadian airforce base.

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie and colonel Jonathan Bouchard will be on hand for the arrival of the trophy, which will be escorted by aircrafts of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

15 Wing Moose Jaw is the centre of RCAF aircrew training and the principal site of the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) and Contracted Flight Training and Support (CFTS) programs. 15 Wing flies 40,000 hours per year, which accounts for 30 percent of the RCAF’s flight hours annually.

The base is located just south of Moose Jaw, the province’s fourth-most populated city with 33,000 residents. It is situated approximately 70 kilometres due west of Regina.

The 109th Grey Cup is scheduled to be played on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Tickets to the game officially sold out in September. The halftime show will feature Tyler Hubbard, Jordan Davis, and Canadian country musician Josh Ross of the Florida Georgia Line.

The game will feature the Montreal Alouettes or Toronto Argonauts as the East Division’s representative and the B.C. Lions or Winnipeg Blue Bombers as the West Division’s representative. This marks the first time Saskatchewan is hosting the Grey Cup since 2013.