The CFL is getting ready for its first ever fan-week in March, and on Monday the league revealed what will be happening in Regina.
With the Grey Cup standing beside her at the Marks outlet in the Victoria Square Mall, Christina Litz, the CFL’s senior vice-president of marketing and content outlined the many different activities which will be held at Evraz Place March 21-26.
Those activities include:
- 50 of the league’s top players in attendance to attend various events. Those players include Bo Levi Mitchell, Mike Reilly, Adariius Bowman, Rob Bagg, Naaman Roosevelt, Duron Carter, Andrew Harris, Weston Dressler, Drew Willy, Zach Collaros, Taylor Loffler, Ted Laurent, SJ Green and Darian Durant.
- The names of the 2017 Class of the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame will be unveiled to fans at a VIP Reception on March 22 at the sparkling new Mosaic Stadium. A Who’s Who of CFL greats past and present – including Don Narcisse, George Reed, Gene Makowsky and Damon Allen — will join fans for an intimate look at the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ new home and news about one of the most anticipated classes in the Hall’s history. Tickets go on sale March 1.
- The CFL National Combine, presented by adidas, where the 60 best prospects from Canadian university football and the NCAA strut their stuff for CFL coaches and general managers, takes place March 24 and 25 at Evraz Place. It’s preceded by the Western Regional Combine, on March 23, the last chance for local talent to earn an invite to the national event.
- CFL brass will tackle the state of the game: The coaches, general managers and team and league executives will meet to chart course for the upcoming season, with the Rules Committee gathering on March 21 and 22, and the Competition Committee meeting March 22.
- CFL Coaches will hold court: East and West Division head coaches will talk about their plans for the upcoming season at special media conferences on March 23.
Litz says the week will provide an opportunity to show what type of interactive relationship fans can have with players which is something the NFL doesn’t do. She says it is one of the things that makes the CFL unique and special to its fans.