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Top 10 Reasons to Visit the 100th Grey Cup Festival


Not that you need many more reasons to be at the 100th Grey Cup Festival, but here’s 10 reasons why you HAVE to be there!

  1. Meet CFL fans from across the country
  • Fans will be coming from across Canada for one big party! Meet and greet the CFL enthusiasts that will take over downtown Toronto for 10 days!
  1. Spike your adrenaline on the Toronto Sun Zip Line
  • Visit our mbna Adrenaline Zone at Nathan Phillips Square and quench your thirst for adventure by taking on the Toronto Sun Zip Line which, at 725 feet, is the tallest urban zip line in North America!
  1. Watch your favourite football film and meet the stars
  • Kicking off the festival on November 15th, Rushes, our football film festival presented by Nolitours, is sure to excite the film fanatic and football fan! Stay tuned to see who will walk the red carpet at the Scotiabank Theatre!
  1. Attend fabulous live concerts, many of them free to the public
  • Toronto is going to be taken over by talent! You won’t want to miss the music stars hit our stages at Nathan Phillips Square, the TELUS Street Festival and in the Scotiabank Fan Zone inside the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @100thGreyCup for updates on who will be performing.
  1. Meet CFL legends from past Grey Cups
  • Embrace the opportunity to meet some of your CFL heroes! Make sure to have your cameras charged and pens ready.
  1. See the first ever Grey Cup Santa Claus Parade float
  • Do not miss this exciting moment as the 100th Grey Cup Festival joins the 108th Toronto Santa Claus Parade for the first time. Our float is going to be one to remember so you won’t want to miss the chance to see the debut!
  1. Help set a world record by participating in the 100th Grey Cup Festival Tweet Up
  • What better way to connect and make history than to set a world record? Ever wonder who is behind those Twitter handles that you tweet so often? With so many CFL fans in town we want to bring all of our online friends together face-to-face for an unforgettable Tweet Up.
  1. Cheer on CIS talent at the 48th Vanier Cup
  • Which two schools will be fighting for the title? It’s always exciting to witness the young talent of our nation. Catch the game at the Rogers Centre the Friday night before the Grey Cup Championship game on Sunday!
  1. Continue the countdown to kickoff by attending the 2012 Cavalcade of Lights in partnership with the 100th Grey Cup Festival
  • Live music, fantastic fireworks, beautiful illuminations, the lighting of the Christmas tree and high energy football antics will be free to the public and a sure-fire great time for the whole family!
  1. Watch our future CFL cheerleaders compete in the finals of the 100th Grey Cup Festival Cheer and Dance Competition
  • See who comes out on top winning the title for their home team! Some amazing dance performances will happen at Yonge-Dundas Square. Come down and cheer them on!

There they are folks! 10 reasons why you CANNOT miss out on the 100th Grey Cup Festival! Don’t forget to ‘Like’ us on Facebook and ‘Follow’ us on Twitter for lots more updates and news!

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