Saskatchewan Roughriders President/CEO Jim Hopson, who also serves as Co-Chair of the Grey Cup Organizing Committee, officially launched the 101st Grey Cup to be held in Saskatchewan November 24th, 2013.
Hopson also unveiled the 101st Grey Cup Festival logo and theme “Celebration in Rider Nation” at a kick-off party held at the Agribition Building on Thursday evening.
“The theme of Celebration in Rider Nation was chosen because it encapsulates the festivities that will take place throughout the year, culminating in November and invites all CFL fans to join the fun,” stated Hopson.
Hopson also discussed the demand for Grey Cup 101 tickets. Current Rider season ticket holders now have the opportunity to renew their 2013 season tickets and to purchase their seat(s) for the Grey Cup game. 2013 season tickets will go on sale to the general public in February of 2013, while individual Grey Cup tickets go on sale to the general public in June of 2013. Fans also received an exclusive first look at the Grey Cup 101 Festival merchandise which is now on sale at the Rider stores in Regina and Saskatoon, along with the web store at www.riderville.com
Co-Chair of the Grey Cup 101 Festival Committee Mark Stefan also unveiled the new Grey Cup 101 Festival website at www.101greycupfestival.ca
“This website, along with our new Facebook page Facebook.com/101GreyCup and twitter account @101GreyCup will be the easiest ways for fans to get information on the events surrounding next year’s festivities,” stated Stefan.
Over 200 volunteers on 20 sub-committees are currently planning activities and events that will take place across the province throughout the entire year. It is estimated over 3000 volunteers will be required to stage the events. An official call for volunteers will take place in the spring of 2013.