Canadian Football League celebrates its centennial anniversary this year, Grey Cup to make stop in Sarnia

Sports — By on January 30, 2012 at 10:01 pm

The Canadian Football League celebrates its centennial anniversary this year with the Grey Cup touring the nation and making a stop in Sarnia this year on a date yet to be announced.

Commissioner Mark Cohon has reportedly told Mayor Mike Bradley that the CFL is planning a 100th Anniversary National Tour and visiting various communities with the Grey Cup.

Bradley had been in contact with the league to remind it that Sarnia’s Norm Perry Park is one of the last remaining community fields in Canada to host a Grey Cup championship game.

The Sarnia Imperials lost 4-3 to the Toronto Argonauts in 1933 at what was then known as Sarnia’s Athletic Park.

The Imperials won Canadian football’s top accolade in 1934 and 1936, both at Varsity Stadium in Toronto.

Bradley who credited local retired broadcaster George Ludgate, who was on the Mayor's Honor List in 2011, for getting the ball rolling said, “I’m pleased with the response.”

He added, “Canadians are in love with the Grey Cup. It’s our Super Bowl and Masters all wrapped up in one."

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