Grey Cup Festival comes to the RBC Convention Centre

The RBC Convention Centre will be party central when the 103rd Grey Cup Festival takes over Winnipeg, November 26-29, 2015.

“We are proud to once again be a part of the Festival as we host the biggest events during the Grey Cup weekend,” said Klaus Lahr, president and CEO, RBC Convention Centre. “Fans from across the country will converge on our city and we’ll be ready to host the largest and best parties to ensure their time here will be memorable and enjoyable.”

Organizers of the Festival predict more than 10,000 visitors are expected to come to Winnipeg for Grey Cup week to take part in parties, entertainment and of course, the championship game.

Events at the RBC Convention Centre

Thursday, November 26

Grey Cup Festival Concert Series
In the three days leading up to the championship game, downtown Winnipeg will be full of energy and excitement thanks to the Grey Cup Festival Concert Series that kicks off Thursday evening with a celebration of country music with Juno award winning Canadian artist Dallas Smith, special guest Aaron Pritchett and others.

The Atlantic Schooners 9th DownEast Kitchen Party
For three evenings, the Atlantic Schooners will host a party with live performances by the East Coast’s own, The Dust Rhinos and The Mudmen. The kitchen party will also feature world famous lobster rolls, interactive games, prizes, the annual Schooner Jersey Auction and of course, a COD fish just waiting for a kiss!

Saskatchewan’s popular Riderville is a three night party featuring bands, entertainment and other guests. Saskatchewan’s hospitality makes this party a fan favourite.

Friday, November 27

CFL Alumni Legends Luncheon
A star-studded event honouring the CFL history and alumni, the CFL Alumni Legends Luncheon is an opportunity to meet some of the CFL’s greatest players of all time. As part of the luncheon, the CFL Alumni Association presents their Man of the Year award, the Canadian Football Hall of Fame will announce their Class of 2016 and the Winnipeg Grey Cup Festival Host Committee will officially hand off the Grey Cup trophy to the next host city.

Touchdown Manitoba
Manitoba’s hospitality takes centre stage at this annual party hosted by the Winnipeg Football Club. This afternoon celebration is an opportunity to cheer, chant and celebrate the Blue & Gold with entertainment, food, mascots, cheer teams, and a special appearance from the Grey Cup trophy.

Grey Cup Festival Concert Series
The concert series continues with Friday’s rock n’ roll night featuring Juno award winning Canadian artists and Saskatoon’s own, The Sheepdogs along with special guests.

The Atlantic Schooners 9th DownEast Kitchen Party
The party continues!

The party continues!

Saturday, November 28

Athletes in Action Grey Cup Breakfast
The Grey Cup Breakfast is a fun-filled, entertaining event produced by Athletes in Action. For over 35 years, this breakfast provides guests the opportunity to win valuable CFL autographed merchandise, be entertained by local performers and hear from CFL players, coaches and wives from the two competing teams in Sunday’s Grey Cup game.

103rd Grey Cup Festival Gala Dinner
A highlight of the Grey Cup Festival, the gala dinner features a gourmet meal and live performances by CBC star Gerry Dee and Juno award winner, Canadian music icon and Winnipeg’s own Randy Bachman.

The Atlantic Schooners 9th DownEast Kitchen Party
One last chance to join the kitchen party!

Enjoy Saskatchewan’s hospitality one last time!

For more information on Grey Cup Festival, visit 103greycupfestival.ca.
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Getting around downtown
Find out how to get around Winnipeg by bus during the 103rd Grey Cup festivities week:


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