The Grey Cup has arrived in Saskatchewan ahead of Sunday’s game between Toronto and Winnipeg

Photo courtesy: Thomas Skrlj/CFL

Canada’s football chalice has officially arrived in the province of Saskatchewan ahead of the 109th Grey Cup.

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie and colonel Jonathan Bouchard welcomed the iconic trophy that was escorted by aircrafts of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). It arrived on Monday afternoon at 15 Wing Moose Jaw, an airforce base located approximately 70 kilometres west of Regina.

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.

Photo courtesy: Thomas Skrlj/CFL

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 and the halftime show will feature members of the Florida Georgia Line.

The game will feature the Toronto Argonauts and Winnipeg Blue Bombers following their victories in the East and West Finals, respectively. Winnipeg will wear their white road uniforms in the contest where they will compete against a familiar foe in Andrew Harris.

The Argos are set to arrive in Regina at approximately 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, while the Blue Bombers will arrive at approximately 7:00 p.m. EST.

This will mark the fourth time Saskatchewan has hosted the Grey Cup and the first time since Mosaic Stadium was opened in 2017.