Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart
The Grey Cup and members of the CFL Champion B.C. Lions made an appearance at Saanich’s Mt. Doug High School Monday as part of the 2012 Grey Cup Tour.
BC Lion quarterback Travis Lulay and kicker Paul McCallum brought the Grey Cup to Mt. Doug High School in Victoria Monday and gave the 2011 BC High School AAA Varsity Provincial Champion Rams a chance to dream about someday lofting the cherished trophy in the future.
The BC Lions Travis Lulay (right) and Paul McCallum (left) brought the Grey Cup to Mt. Doug High School Monday afternoon.
After introductions by Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard and BC Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Ida Chong, Lulay and McCallum carried in the cup and then entertained the crowd with stories of their championship season.
Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard (centre-right) and BC Minister of Sport Ida Chong (centre-left) take their turn with the Cup with the BC Lions Paul McCallum (right) and Travis Lulay (left).
The audience then had a chance to ask the players a few questions before the Junior Varsity and Varsity Ram teams made their way to the floor to have their photos taken with the elegant trophy.
Mt. Doug Ram AAA Varsity Provincial Champions Mason Swift (left), Jordan Deverill (centre) and Terrell Davis (right) perhaps get a feeling of things to come in the future as they pose with the Grey Cup on Monday.
The BC Lions new slogan is “Your Team, Your Town, Your Cup” and as the only CFL team in the Province, are conducting a Province wide tour to show the Cup off in a number of communities around the Province.
ISN President Scott Harrigan (centre) gets his turn with the Cup and BC Lion players Paul McCallum (right) and Travis Lulay (left).
Following today’s appearance at Mt. Doug, the tour stopped at the Oak Bay Safeway in the afternoon and will be at the Bear Mountain Fieldhouse Monday night at 6:30.
Members of the Varisty (left) and Junior Varsity (right) Ram football teams pose with the Grey Cup and visiting dignitaries on Monday afternoon.
On Tuesday, the Cup heads north for other Island stops in Nanaimo and Comox prior to heading to Kelowna later Tuesday evening.
For details on the Cup Tour schedule, please head to http://www.yourcup.ca/