RONA Grey Cup 100 Tour hits North Bay Monday

Monday, November 12, 2012   by: Chris DawsonThe Grey Cup 100 Tour, presented by RONA, will be making a stop at Ontario Northland’s North Bay Station Monday between 4 and 8 p.m.

The Grey Cup 100 Tour is a 400-foot Canadian National Railway train travelling the country to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the CFL championship. The train is wrapped in famous Grey Cup images and includes a high-tech car displaying the Grey Cup, where fans can have their photograph taken with the trophy; a museum car featuring jerseys, cleats and Grey Cup rings, a team car with stories from the CFL teams and a replica football locker room.

“The Grey Cup really belongs to every Canadian, so our goal for this special year of the 100th Grey Cup game is to bring it to as many cities, towns and Canadians as we can,” said Mark Cohon, CFL Commissioner.

“North Bay is honoured to be selected as one of the 40 train stops on the 100th Grey Cup Tour,” Mayor Al McDonald stated in a media release,

“Having a historic piece of CFL history in our community is an amazing opportunity to celebrate the Canadian Football League."

Ontario Northland is hosting the event at the North Bay Station at 100 Station Road (off of Seymour Street).

“Ontario Northland is proud to be working with the CFL to bring this celebration to North Bay, and excited to welcome football fans to our station,” stated John Thib, Vice-President of Rail at Ontario Northland.

The public is encouraged to come out to this exciting event.

The exhibit is free and open to the public from 4 to 8 p.m.

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