Grey Cup celebration at Amherst Curling Club

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Grey Cup celebration on Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m.

TSN's Kate McKenna at the Amherst Curling Club in mid-October with the Grey Cup to her right.

AMHERST – There are two Grey Cup’s in Canada, one will be presented on Sunday to the winner of the CFL championship game, and the other, which is older than the football Grey Cup, will be at the Amherst Curling Club on Sunday.

The Amherst Curling Club will celebrate the Grey Cup on Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m. The football game will be watched on a large-screen and snacks will be served.

People can also have their picture taken with the Grey Cup and can go on the ice to curl.

There is no admission but donations will be gratefully accepted.

TSN’s Kate McKenna (above) was at the Curling Club in mid-October to do a video about the curling clubs Grey Cup, which sits on the table beside her. File Photo

Governor General Earl Grey presented the curlers of Amherst a Grey Cup for their first Maritime Curling Bonspiel in 1907.

Two years later, in 1909, the Governor General presented the Canadian Rugby Union with the Grey Cup.

At the time, Canadian football was different than the rugby game it grew out of.

The first Grey Cup was won by the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, and several Grey Cups weren't played during the First World War.


Organizations: Amherst Curling Club, Canadian Rugby Union, University of Toronto Varsity Blues

Geographic location: Canada

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