A head-to-head look at the 53rd ArcelorMittal Dofasco Vanier Cup

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They are the two most decorated programs in Canadian university football history and, almost a decade after they first battled for U SPORTS supremacy in Hamilton, one of them will add to its impressive trophy collection following the 53rd ArcelorMittal Dofasco Vanier Cup on Saturday.

Kickoff for the championship game between the undefeated Western Mustangs (11-0) and the defending national champion Laval Rouge et Or (10-1) is set for 1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific at Tim Hortons Field, which hosts the event for the second straight year.

Half-time Show

The Trews
The Trews

The Trews have been one of Canada’s most successful rock bands of the past decade, earning 17 Top 10 Rock radio singles (including two #1’s) and two Gold-certified albums. The quartet has also received multiple East Coast MusicAwards, a CIMA Road Gold Award, an Independent Music Award (US) in 2009 for Best Rock / Metal Song, and numerous JUNO Award nominations.
They will add a little rock ’n’ roll energy to what is sure to be an exciting day!

History

ArcelorMittal Dofasco Vanier Cup
ArcelorMittal Dofasco Vanier Cup

The ArcelorMittal Dofasco Vanier Cup, the championship game for Canadian university football, is one of the country’s most storied sporting events. The first national championship game, then called the Canadian College Bowl, was won by the University of on Nov. 20, 1965. Two years later, a playoff system was instituted by the governing body for Canadian university sport. The title contest became the Vanier Cup in 1982, named in honour of Canada’s first Governor General, Georges Vanier.

 

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