(Gloria) Two Weeks to Cram

I’m looking ahead at the CFL games coming up this week and notice that there’s a game on Sunday!

That’s novel this early in the year.  The Labour Day Classic used to be one of many Sunday games, “back in the day”.  This weekend the game sees the very aggressive Montreal Alouettes play lagging Toronto Argonauts – boring .. unless, you consider the crazy game that Montreal played in Calgary over the weekend.  The Al’s could be the sleeper team waking up your “pool” picks!

Those years of Sunday afternoon football set a great tone for the weekend.  People could come in off of the farm for their “day of rest”.  Mind you, the late night Saturday party people were not the fans you wanted to sit by!   There was no booze at Taylor Field, so people would smuggle it in one way or another.  Keep that buzz going!!

Now the entertainment package is full on food and drink, bumpin’ music from start to finish and quirky games played with the fans.  Better? Probably.  More engaging, perhaps.  The game day experience has changed that is true.  Adults bring children or grandkids to the game.  P.S. its a great cover having a kid along if you want to meet a player after the game or during autograph sessions.   On that note, keep in mind the Labour Day game usually brings with it the Fan Appreciation Saturday.

This Thursday, fans have a chance to pay tribute 2007 Grey Cup Champion and M.O.P., Kerry Joseph as well as Saskatchewan’s own Neal Hughes, also Grey Cup Champ ’07.  It’s here!  The Plaza of Honour Induction ceremony on field level.  Gosh, wish I was there.  However,  Mosaic Stadium will be lit on Saturday afternoon as these men will be introduced for the game and that’s okay too!

If football isn’t your cup of tea, there are lots of other things to do in Regina. The province isn’t sleeping just yet!  Small road trips help you save money and get you out of the city or if you need a break from the farm life, coming into the city isn’t so bad either.

Walking around the expansive Wascana Park will give you views of the city, an opportunity to watch birds and other wildlife, enjoy the smells of flowers and foliage and of course there’s people watching!

The Royal Saskatchewan Museum houses a new bigger than ever T-Rex!   The Science Centre also has some cool things going on including the IMAX Theatre.

Get off the beaten path and explore!  There’s still time!!


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