IN THE HOUSE ~Member's Statement ~ Congratulations to the BC Lions for their sixth Grey Cup Victory
November 28th, 2011 - 6:00pm
41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Member's Statement
Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it was a sea of orange in BC Place stadium yesterday as a sellout crowd saw the BC Lions win their sixth Grey Cup 34-23 at the 99th Grey Cup in Vancouver.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers played well, but the BC Lions were simply a better team yesterday. They were led by quarterback Travis Lulay, the most valuable player in the CFL, running back Andrew Harris, named most valuable Canadian, and receivers like Geroy Simon and others, not to mention ex-Surrey Ram's kicker Paul McCallum, who kicked four field goals. The Lions took an early lead and held to the end.
The BC Lions are popular throughout the lower mainland and all of B.C. They typify the kind of modest balanced approach to sports in the Canadian Football League, which is a source of pride for so many Canadians across the country.
Congratulations to the BC Lions for their sixth Grey Cup Victory. We look forward to celebrating the Grey Cup this weekend in the lower mainland, and British Columbians look forward to the BC Lions defending their title at 100th Anniversary Grey Cup next year in Toronto. Go Lions Go.