92nd Grey Cup
The 92nd Grey Cup game took place on November 21, 2004, at Frank Clair Stadium in Ottawa, Ontario. The game decided the championship of the 2004 Canadian Football League season; the Toronto Argonauts defeated the BC Lions 27-19. This is the first Grey Cup game to be played on the next-generation FieldTurf surface. Toronto Argonauts - TDs, Damon Allen, Robert Baker. Prefontaine. BC Lions - TDs, Jason Clermont, Dave Dickenson. O'Mahony. First Quarter BC – TD Clermont 12 pass from Dickenson 4:07 7 - 0 BC Second Quarter TOR – FG Prefontaine 27 7:40 7 - 3 BC TOR – TD Allen 1 run 12:22 10 - 7 TOR BC – FG O'Mahony 42 13:13 10 - 10 TIE TOR – TD Baker 23 pass from Allen 14:37 17 - 10 TOR Third Quarter TOR – TD Allen 1 run 4:45 24 - 10 TOR BC – FG O'Mahony 36 9:16 24 - 13 TOR Fourth Quarter BC – TD Dickenson 7 run 6:06 24 - 19 TOR TOR – FG Prefontaine 16 12:19 27 - 19 TOR The BC Lions took the opening kickoff and fashioned an impressive drive that started and ended with a Jason Clermont reception. Quarterback Dave Dickenson was perfect on a series of short precision passes, taking the Lions from their own 38-yard-line down the field for a touchdown and an early 7-0 lead.
The scoring play was a 12-yard toss to Clermont on a play fake that drew away the Toronto defence, which looked bewildered on the whole series. Toronto nearly hit a field goal in the quarter, but a flag was thrown on Noel Prefontaine's 39-yard attempt; the subsequent kick from 47 yards missed. But Dickenson engineered a series of first downs as the quarter wound down, moving the Lions to midfield with help from receivers Geroy Simon and Ryan Thelwell and a nine-yard carry by Antonio Warren. Duncan O'Mahony punted as the quarter ended, angling the ball out of bounds at the Argos' 21-yard line. Overall, BC had the ball in their possession a whopping 11 minutes in the opening 15. Damon Allen failed to ignite the Argos offence early in the second quarter, despite two quick chances thanks to a punt return fumble by Aaron Lockett of the Lions. On the second of two Noel Prefontaine punts, Lockett held on to the ball and ran BC to its own 50-yard line, but the Lions couldn't move the ball. Trying to avoid dangerous punt returner Bashir Levingston, BC kicker Duncan O'Mahony angled his punt out of bounds for only nine yards, giving Toronto good field position.
A long completion from Allen to R. Jay Soward moved the Argos to the BC 20, a 27-yard field goal by Prefontaine put Toronto on the board. Allen began to find his receivers on Toronto's next drive, hitting Robert Baker for a 35-yarder and a 20-yarder to move inside the Lions' red zone. A pass interference call against the Lions put the ball at the 1-yard line, Allen plunged across for the touchdown and the Argos' first lead. BC responded getting into field goal range on a Jason Clermont catch from Dave Dickenson. Duncan O'Mahony hit a 42-yarder to draw the Lions even, but just before the half, Allen again connected with Baker for a 23-yard touchdown. The field-position advantage enjoyed by the Toronto Argonauts in the second quarter continued on the opening drive of the second half, as Allen got the ball at midfield. Allen moved the ball efficiently again, for the second time in the game dove for a one-yard touchdown to give the Argos a 14-point lead. Dave Dickenson had some success moving the ball for BC, but the Lions could only muster a 36-yard field goal by Duncan O'Mahony.
On Toronto's next possession, Allen went down with an apparent leg injury while running for a first down. The play was called back on a holding penalty. Michael Bishop replaced Allen at quarterback; the Lions defence got its best pressure of the game on Bishop early in the fourth, forcing an errant pass nearly causing a fumble on the next play. Dave Dickenson took over for the Lions at his own 10-yard line, engineered an impressive drive. Lyle Green caught two passes for first downs before running back Antonio Warren. Warren ran for 30 and 15 yards, setting up a Lions touchdown on Dave Dickenson's five-yard rush and dive into the end zone. Two consecutive time-count violations on a two-point conversion attempt pushed Duncan O'Mahony back for a 22-yard convert attempt that went wide. Damon Allen returned to the game for the Argos, was promptly decked as he tried to pass by a charging Barrin Simpson. Dickenson just missed a streaking Geroy Simon's outstretched hands to stop the next BC drive, Toronto took over again with a short field.
Allen found Tony Miles wide open and pushed down to the Lions' 10-yard line with the clock at three minutes and counting. Noel Prefontaine pushed the Argos' lead to eight points on a short field goal. BC failed to move the ball on what would turn out to be its last chance with the ball, Dickenson just missing the outstretched hands of Simon on a bomb attempt. With the ball back, the Argos got two crucial first downs and wound down the clock to win the game and their 15th Grey Cup. Casey Printers, the 2004 Most Outstanding Player, dressed for the game but did not see any playing time, he had stepped in at quarterback for the Lions after an early-season injury to Dickenson, but Dickenson returned in time to play in the Grey Cup. Jason Clermont, a Regina native who scored the game's opening touchdown, was named the Most Outstanding Canadian Award in the CFL over the season. Toronto Argonauts' 41-year-old quarterback Damon Allen, was named the game's Most Valuable Player for the third time in his career.
Semi-final Saskatchewan Roughriders 14-6 Edmonton Eskimos Final (November 14 @ Vancouve
93rd Grey Cup
The 93rd Grey Cup game was held on November 27, 2005, at B. C. Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia, between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Montreal Alouettes, to decide the winner of the 2005 season of the Canadian Football League; the Eskimos prevailed over the Alouettes in a 38–35 overtime victory. It was the first time in 44 years, it was the first Grey Cup to be presented in high-definition television. The Grey Cup Parade was held the day before the game. Pamela Anderson served as the parade; the Black Eyed Peas, who performed during halftime of the Grey Cup game, appeared on scene and performed, marking the culmination of a large celebration to welcome the Grey Cup to British Columbia. Edmonton Eskimos – TDs, Ed Hervey, Tony Tompkins, Ricky Ray, Jason Tucker. Fleming. Tucker. Montreal Alouettes – TDs, Éric Lapointe, Anthony Calvillo, Dave Stala. Duval. First quarter EDM—FG Fleming 18-yard field goal 8:03 3–0 EDM MTL—Single Duval 56-yard kick went through end zone:18 3–1 EDMSecond quarter EDM—TD Hervey 9-yard pass from Ray 11:11 10–1 EDMThird quarter MTL—TD Lapointe 1-yard run 11:14 10–8 EDM EDM—FG Fleming 35-yard field goal 4:04 13–8 EDM MTL—TD Lapointe 1-yard run 3:03 15–13 MTL MTL—FG Duval 13-yard field goal 1:16 18–13 MTL EDM—TD Tompkins 96-yard kickoff return 1:03 20–18 EDMFourth quarter MTL—TD Calvillo 1-yard run 9:34 25–20 MTL EDM—TD Ray 1-yard run 1:03 28–25 EDM MTL—FG Duval 28-yard field goal 0:00 28–28Overtime MTL—TD Stala 30-yard pass from Calvillo 35–28 MTL EDM—TD Tucker 11-yard pass from Ray 35–35 EDM—FG Fleming 36-yard field goal 38–35 EDM The game opened with a ceremonial coin toss by Prime Minister Paul Martin to determine who would start the game with possession of the football.
As Martin came out to toss the coin, he was greeted with a rousing chorus of boos from the crowd, to which the prime minister responded with a smile and a wave to the crowd. Martin, a Liberal, was at the time embroiled in the sponsorship scandal; the game got off to a slow start, with Edmonton holding a 10–1 lead going into half-time, thanks to a Sean Fleming field goal and a Ricky Ray touchdown pass to Ed Hervey. A rouge by Montreal kicker Damon Duval accounted for the Alouettes' point; the second half was a back-and-forth affair. The Alouettes came on strong in the third quarter, scoring on a pair of goal-line plunges by backup running back Éric Lapointe, with the Eskimos notching a Fleming field goal in reply. After an Edmonton turnover, the Alouettes ended up with a Duval field goal, an 18–13 lead. On the ensuing kickoff Edmonton returner Tony Tompkins scored a 96-yard touchdown, the longest kickoff return in Grey Cup history; the third quarter ended with the Eskimos leading 20–18. Montreal quarterback Anthony Calvillo scored on a one-yard bootleg that caught Eskimos linebacker Marcus Winn out of position.
With the Alouettes leading 25–20, the Eskimos had one last chance to take the lead. Facing third-and-four in Montreal territory, Ray hit Derrell Mitchell on a deep out pattern to get a first down, a trio of penalties left the Eskimos first-and-goal at the Alouettes' one-yard line. Ricky Ray punched it in for his second touchdown of the night, hooked up with Jason Tucker on the two-point conversation for a 28–25 Edmonton lead with only a minute left; the Alouettes struck back with a Duval field goal as time expired, tying the game at 28–28. Montreal went first in the overtime shootout, Calvillo passed to Dave Stala in the right corner of the endzone to give Montreal a 35–28 lead. Edmonton replied with Ray hitting Jason Tucker on an 11-yard score. In the second overtime, the Eskimos were unable to convert on second and four and kicker Fleming converted a field goal to bring the score to 38–35, with Montreal's turn in hand; the second overtime featured an unusual if illegal play. On first down, Calvillo tried to throw the ball away.
Edmonton defensive end Joe Montford knocked the ball down at the line, but Calvillo was able to catch it. Calvillo illegally threw the ball again into the endzone to wide receiver Kerry Watkins who, without an Eskimo within five yards, dropped the game winning pass; the play resulted in a 10-yard penalty against the Alouettes for an illegal forward pass, putting them on the 45-yard line. On 1st and 20, Calvillo was sacked by Charles Alston for a 13-yard loss, which pushed the ball out of Duval's field goal range. An incomplete pass on second down and a long injury break set the stage for third and 33. An Eskimos blitz forced Calvillo to scramble ten yards down the left sideline. Anticipating a tackle, Calvillo kicked the ball forward in order to keep Montreal's Grey Cup hopes alive, but the ball was recovered by Eskimo linebacker A. J. Gass. In the presentation ceremony after the game, the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player award was given to Edmonton quarterback Ricky Ray, who completed 35 of 45 passes for 359 yards and two touchdowns.
The Most Valuable Canadian was Edmonton backup fullback Mike Maurer, who picked up 41 receiving yards on four catches. Montreal and Edmonton have met in 11 Grey Cup clashes; the Alouettes prevailed in 1974, the Ice Bowl of 1977, 2002. The Eskimos have won in 1954, 1955, 1956, 1975, 1978, 1979, 2003 and 2005. November 13 MONTREAL – The perennial powerhouse Alouettes had boasted four 1,000-yard receivers for the second consecutive season, but had finished a mere second in the East Division behind the defending c
Jason Clermont is a former professional Canadian football slotback who retired after ten seasons in the Canadian Football League with the BC Lions and Saskatchewan Roughriders. Clermont started his professional career with the BC Lions after being selected in the 2002 CFL Draft, he played amateur football in his hometown of Regina, starting with the Regina Rams junior football club, continuing with the team after they became affiliated with the University of Regina. While playing university football, Clermont was named an All-Star and All-Canadian, as well as the Most Valuable Player in the Canada West Conference and represented Western Canada as one of only 2 Canadian players in the East West Shrine Bowl in SAN Francisco; as a professional, Clermont's honours have included being named the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie in 2002, Most Outstanding Canadian in 2004 and 2007, as well as the Most Valuable Canadian at the 2004 Grey Cup. Clermont captured a Grey Cup championship with the Lions in 2006.
He joined his hometown Roughriders at the start of the 2009 season after being released by the Lions and is now a member of the Regina Sports Hall of Fame as well as the University of Regina Hall of Fame and BC Lions Wall of Fame. Clermont started playing football when he was eight years old, after seeing a minor football team practicing behind his home, he played high school football at Robert Usher Collegiate in his hometown of Saskatchewan. In 1995, Clermont quarterbacked Usher to a city championship. After finishing his high school career, Clermont played for the Regina Rams of the Canadian Junior Football League. Clermont was named the Prairie Football Conference's Outstanding Rookie Receiver in 1996 and was named to the conference's All-Star team in 1997 and 1998, he was named a CJFL All-Canadian in 1998. The Rams won the Canadian Bowl as the nation's junior football champions in 1997 and 1998. In 1997, Clermont scored the winning touchdown in double overtime; as of 2010, Clermont still holds the CJFL record for most points scored in a game with 18 on October 25, 1997.
In that game, he set the record for most touchdowns in a game, with three, most receiving touchdowns in a game with two. After the 1998 season, the Rams left the CJFL in favour of affiliation with the University of Regina to play Canadian Interuniversity Sport football in the Canada West conference. In 2000, Clermont and the Rams were the runners up in the Vanier Cup championship. During his senior year with the Rams, Clermont was named a Canada West All-Star, a CIS All-Canadian in addition to being named the Most Outstanding Player in the Canada West conference and the nominee for Hec Creighton Award, he was selected to participate in the annual East-West Shrine Game at the end of the season. In 2007, Clermont was inducted in the Regina Rams Hall of Fame. After his university career, Clermont was drafted in the first round of the 2002 CFL Draft by the BC Lions. During the Lions' 2002 season Clermont played slotback and played a key role in the team's offense with 46 receptions for 735 yards and six touchdowns.
These numbers were good enough for Clermont to capture the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award. Clermont had similar production in 2003, finishing the season with seven touchdowns. Clermont had his breakthrough season in 2004, catching 83 passes for 1220 yards and seven touchdowns, he was named the CFL's Top Canadian in addition to securing a spot on the Western Division All-Star Team. Clermont and the Lions were defeated by the Toronto Argonauts. Despite the loss, Clermont captured the Dick Suderman Trophy as the Outstanding Canadian in the championship game. With the Lions in 2005, Clermont recorded his second 1000-yard season, caught four touchdown passes; the 2006 season was a disappointing one for Clermont, as he missed significant time after suffering torn knee ligaments in the first game of the season. He finished the season while starting 11 games. Clermont was back in the lineup in time for the playoffs, saw limited action as the Lions captured the 2006 Grey Cup with a 25–14 victory over the Montreal Alouettes.
In 2007, Clermont caught 86 passes for 7 touchdowns. He won his second CFL Most Outstanding Canadian award and he was named a CFL All-Star. Clermont had an injury plagued season in 2008, leading head coach Wally Buono to deem him expendable; as such, on December 3, 2008, the Lions released. In August 2016 the BC Lions inducted Clermont into their Wall of Fame. Clermont signed a contract with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on December 12, 2008 being afforded the opportunity to join his hometown team. Although fans expected much from Clermont for the 2009 season, his role on offence was limited as he only caught 23 passes for 317 yards and was a healthy scratch for two games, his first touchdown for the Roughriders was scored on November 14, 2010, at the end of the first semifinal game of the season, taking Saskatchewan to a 41-38 victory against the BC Lions in double overtime. Clermont was named the CFL's Outstanding Canadian for the first week of the playoffs after his performance in the Western semi-final.
On April 24, 2012, Clermont retired from the Canadian Football League after a ten-year career that included four Grey Cup appearances and one Grey Cup championship. Jason Clermont on Twitter
Chris Getzlaf is a Canadian former professional football slotback who played in the Canadian Football League from 2007 to 2017. He was drafted in the fifth round of the 2007 CFL Draft, 33rd overall, by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, was traded that season to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, he has been a member of the Edmonton Eskimos. Prior to turning pro Getzlaf played with the junior team Prairie Thunder and the collegiate team Regina Rams in his hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan. Born and raised in Regina, Getzlaf grew up playing ice hockey in addition to football with his younger brother, Ryan, an NHL All-Star, two-time Olympic gold medalist and Stanley Cup champion for the Anaheim Ducks. Getzlaf is married to Tia. Getzlaf was chosen by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the fifth round, 33rd overall, in the 2007 CFL Draft. After dressing for the first two games of the season, he spent the rest of the season on two teams' practice rosters. Chris Getzlaf was traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders with Corey Holmes in exchange for Jason Armstead on August 19, 2007.
While he was on the practice roster during the Roughriders' 2007 Grey Cup victory, he still shared in the win, meaning that both he and his brother, ended up 2007 champions with their respective teams. Getzlaf started the 2008 season on the practice roster, but with a rash of injuries at the receiver position, he was pressed into action, making his Riders debut on Oct 3, 2008. In this game against the Calgary Stampeders, he recorded his first career CFL catch and touchdown, finishing the game with five catches for 47 yards and a touchdown, he dressed for the final five games of the season, finishing with 15 catches for 247 yards and two touchdowns. He contributed one catch for 13 yards in the Roughriders' loss to the BC Lions in the 2008 West Semi-Final. Heading into the 2009 season, Getzlaf spent the first four weeks as a backup receiver. After Andy Fantuz was injured in a week-4 game against Edmonton, Getzlaf started the week-5 game against the Calgary Stampeders, he had five receptions for 101 yards and two touchdowns including the opening score of the game and a 65-yard touchdown with 1:17 remaining in the game to give the Roughriders a 24–23 comeback victory.
It was the first 100-yard receiving game of his career. Once Fantuz came back from injury in the Banjo Bowl, Getzlaf retained his starter's position, with Jason Clermont being relegated to a backup role. Getzlaf finished with a team-leading six touchdown receptions and was tied with Andy Fantuz for the team lead in two-point conversions with two. Of his nine career touchdowns, six have come against the Stampeders. In the 2009 West Final, Getzlaf had three catches for 21 yards and a touchdown, part of the 27-17 win over the Stampeders that featured all Roughrider scoring by Canadian players, he had two catches for 15 yards in a 28-27 loss to the Montreal Alouettes. On Jan. 15, 2010, it was formally announced that Getzlaf had re-signed with the Roughriders, rather than becoming a free agent. On June 20, 2012, the Riders announced. Getzlaf was named the most valuable Canadian player in the 101st Grey Cup. On December 5, 2013, Getzlaf signed a contract extension with the Roughriders, promising to keep him in Saskatchewan through the 2015 season.
After not being re-signed following the 2015 season Getzlaf became a free agent on February 9 2016. On February 25, 2016, Getzlaf signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. Getzlaf's tenure with the club ended after a year and a half, when he was released by the club on September 26, 2017. On October 16, 2017, Getzlaf was added to the Saskatchewan Roughriders practice roster, he was promoted to the active roster on November 12. He announced his retirement on January 4, 2018. First Team All-Canadian - 2006 Chris Getzlaf on Twitter ChrisGetzlaf.com Official Website Saskatchewan Roughriders bio
Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. As the most populous city in the province, the 2016 census recorded 631,486 people in the city, up from 603,502 in 2011; the Greater Vancouver area had a population of 2,463,431 in 2016, making it the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada. Vancouver has the highest population density in Canada with over 5,400 people per square kilometre, which makes it the fifth-most densely populated city with over 250,000 residents in North America behind New York City, San Francisco, Mexico City according to the 2011 census. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada according to that census. 30% of the city's inhabitants are of Chinese heritage. Vancouver is classed as a Beta global city. Vancouver is named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life, the Economist Intelligence Unit acknowledged it as the first city ranked among the top-ten of the world's most well-living cities for five consecutive years.
Vancouver has hosted many international conferences and events, including the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, UN Habitat I, Expo 86, the World Police and Fire Games in 1989 and 2009. In 2014, following thirty years in California, the TED conference made Vancouver its indefinite home. Several matches of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup were played in Vancouver, including the final at BC Place; the original settlement, named Gastown, grew up on clearcuts on the west edge of the Hastings Mill logging sawmill's property, where a makeshift tavern had been set up on a plank between two stumps and the proprietor, Gassy Jack, persuaded the curious millworkers to build him a tavern, on July 1, 1867. From that first enterprise, other stores and some hotels appeared along the waterfront to the west. Gastown became formally laid out as a registered townsite dubbed Granville, B. I.. As part of the land and political deal whereby the area of the townsite was made the railhead of the Canadian Pacific Railway, it was renamed "Vancouver" and incorporated shortly thereafter as a city, in 1886.
By 1887, the Canadian Pacific transcontinental railway was extended westward to the city to take advantage of its large natural seaport to the Pacific Ocean, which soon became a vital link in a trade route between the Orient / East Asia, Eastern Canada, Europe. As of 2014, Port Metro Vancouver is the third-largest port by tonnage in the Americas, 27th in the world, the busiest and largest in Canada, the most diversified port in North America. While forestry remains its largest industry, Vancouver is well known as an urban centre surrounded by nature, making tourism its second-largest industry. Major film production studios in Vancouver and nearby Burnaby have turned Greater Vancouver and nearby areas into one of the largest film production centres in North America, earning it the nickname "Hollywood North"; the city takes its name from George Vancouver, who explored the inner harbour of Burrard Inlet in 1792 and gave various places British names. The family name "Vancouver" itself originates from the Dutch "Van Coevorden", denoting somebody from the city of Coevorden, Netherlands.
The explorer's ancestors came to England "from Coevorden", the origin of the name that became "Vancouver". Archaeological records indicate that Aboriginal people were living in the "Vancouver" area from 8,000 to 10,000 years ago; the city is located in the traditional and presently unceded territories of the Squamish and Tseil-Waututh peoples of the Coast Salish group. They had villages in various parts of present-day Vancouver, such as Stanley Park, False Creek, Point Grey and near the mouth of the Fraser River. Europeans became acquainted with the area of the future Vancouver when José María Narváez of Spain explored the coast of present-day Point Grey and parts of Burrard Inlet in 1791—although one author contends that Francis Drake may have visited the area in 1579; the explorer and North West Company trader Simon Fraser and his crew became the first-known Europeans to set foot on the site of the present-day city. In 1808, they travelled from the east down the Fraser River as far as Point Grey.
The Fraser Gold Rush of 1858 brought over 25,000 men from California, to nearby New Westminster on the Fraser River, on their way to the Fraser Canyon, bypassing what would become Vancouver. Vancouver is among British Columbia's youngest cities. A sawmill established at Moodyville in 1863, began the city's long relationship with logging, it was followed by mills owned by Captain Edward Stamp on the south shore of the inlet. Stamp, who had begun logging in the Port Alberni area, first attempted to run a mill at Brockton Point, but difficult currents and reefs forced the relocation of the operation in 1867 to a point near the foot of Dunlevy Street; this mill, known as the Hastings Mill, became the nucleus. The mill's central role in the city waned after the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the 1880s, it remained important to the local economy until it closed in the 1920s. The settlement which came to be called Gastown grew around
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a professional Canadian football team based in Regina, Saskatchewan. The Roughriders play in the West Division of the Canadian Football League; the Roughriders were founded in 1910 as the Regina Rugby Club. Although they were not the first team to play football in Western Canada, the club has maintained an unbroken organizational continuity since their founding; the Roughriders are the third-oldest professional gridiron football team in existence today, one of the oldest professional sports teams still in existence in North America. Of these teams, the Roughriders are both the oldest still in existence that continuously has been based in Western Canada as well as the oldest in North America to continuously have been based west of St. Louis, Missouri, they are the continent's oldest community-owned professional sports franchise, older than every American professional sports team outside baseball other than the aforementioned Cardinals and older than every Canadian sports team outside football except the Montreal Canadiens, who were founded about nine months prior to the Roughriders.
The team changed their name to the Regina Roughriders from the Regina Rugby Club in 1924 and to the current moniker in 1946. The Roughriders played their home games at historic Taylor Field from 1936 to 2016; the team draws fans from across Saskatchewan and Canada who are affectionately known as the Rider Nation. The Roughriders play in the smallest market in the CFL, the second-smallest major-league market in North America, they have finished first in the Western Division seven times and have won the Western championship a record 28 times. They won four Grey Cups; the team has had 20 players inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. The Riders' biggest rival is the Winnipeg Blue Bombers; the Roughriders Football Club and the city of Regina have hosted the Grey Cup three times, including a Roughrider win in the 101st Grey Cup. Known as: Regina Rugby Club 1910–1923, Regina Roughriders 1924–1947 Past uniform colours: Old gold and purple and white, red and black Fight Song: "Green Is The Colour", "On Roughriders" and "Rider Pride" Main rivals: Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders.
Western Division 1st Place: 7—1951, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1976, 2009 Western Division Championships: 19—1923, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1951, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1976, 1989, 1997, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013 Grey Cup Championships: 4—1966, 1989, 2007, 2013 2018 regular season record: 12 wins, 6 losses The team was founded as the Regina Rugby Club on Tuesday, September 13, 1910, adopting the colours of old gold and purple. They played most of their home games at Park Hughes on 10th Avenue in Regina's north central section, where they would remain based for over a century; the team was a founding member of the Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union as it was organized on September 22 of that year. Regina played their first game against the Moose Jaw Tigers on October 1, 1910, at the Moose Jaw Baseball Grounds where they were defeated 16–6. For the 1911 season, the team changed their colours to blue and white to match the Regina Amateur Athletic Association and won their first SRFU championship, but lost in the first season of the Western Canada Rugby Football Union playoffs.
The Regina Rugby Club changed their colours again in 1912 to red and black and began an era of western football dominance. For every season of play in the SRFU, Regina won the league championship, exerting their prowess over teams from Moose Jaw and any other clubs in Saskatchewan. Beginning in the 1912 season, Regina won seven straight WCRFU titles, excluding 1917 and 1918 when World War I interrupted league play. In 1921, the western champion was invited to compete for the Grey Cup national championship for the first time, but it was the first time since 1911 that the Regina Rugby Club didn't win the West Championship as the Edmonton Eskimos traveled east to play in the 9th Grey Cup. In 1923, Regina returned to power as they won their eighth western championship over the Winnipeg Victorias and earned the right to compete in the national playoffs; the club was given a bye and advanced straight to the Grey Cup finals for the first time, but were outmatched, losing 54–0 to Queen's University at Varsity Stadium in Toronto.
This was, still is, the most lopsided defeat in Grey Cup history as the defending champion Queen's won their third straight national championship at the expense of the Regina Rugby Club. Following their first Grey Cup loss, the club changed their name to the Regina Roughriders in 1924 while retaining the colours of red and black. Ottawa had a team called the Ottawa Rough Riders, but the spelling was different and the two clubs played in different leagues then; the origin of the name has multiple theories, the most credible of which describes how the North-West Mounted Police were called Roughriders because they broke the wild horse broncos that were used by the force and the moniker was adopted from them. Giving credence to this theory is that during this time, the team played at the RNWMP/RCMP barracks when the then-rudimentary facilities at Park Hughes were
British Columbia is the westernmost province of Canada, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. With an estimated population of 5.016 million as of 2018, it is Canada's third-most populous province. The first British settlement in the area was Fort Victoria, established in 1843, which gave rise to the City of Victoria, at first the capital of the separate Colony of Vancouver Island. Subsequently, on the mainland, the Colony of British Columbia was founded by Richard Clement Moody and the Royal Engineers, Columbia Detachment, in response to the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush. Moody was Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for the Colony and the first Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia: he was hand-picked by the Colonial Office in London to transform British Columbia into the British Empire's "bulwark in the farthest west", "to found a second England on the shores of the Pacific". Moody selected the site for and founded the original capital of British Columbia, New Westminster, established the Cariboo Road and Stanley Park, designed the first version of the Coat of arms of British Columbia.
Port Moody is named after him. In 1866, Vancouver Island became part of the colony of British Columbia, Victoria became the united colony's capital. In 1871, British Columbia became the sixth province of Canada, its Latin motto is Splendor sine occasu. The capital of British Columbia remains Victoria, the fifteenth-largest metropolitan region in Canada, named for Queen Victoria, who ruled during the creation of the original colonies; the largest city is Vancouver, the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada, the largest in Western Canada, the second-largest in the Pacific Northwest. In October 2013, British Columbia had an estimated population of 4,606,371; the province is governed by the British Columbia New Democratic Party, led by John Horgan, in a minority government with the confidence and supply of the Green Party of British Columbia. Horgan became premier as a result of a no-confidence motion on June 29, 2017. British Columbia evolved from British possessions that were established in what is now British Columbia by 1871.
First Nations, the original inhabitants of the land, have a history of at least 10,000 years in the area. Today there are few treaties, the question of Aboriginal Title, long ignored, has become a legal and political question of frequent debate as a result of recent court actions. Notably, the Tsilhqot'in Nation has established Aboriginal title to a portion of their territory, as a result of the 2014 Supreme Court of Canada decision in Tsilhqot'in Nation v British Columbia; the province's name was chosen by Queen Victoria, when the Colony of British Columbia, i.e. "the Mainland", became a British colony in 1858. It refers to the Columbia District, the British name for the territory drained by the Columbia River, in southeastern British Columbia, the namesake of the pre-Oregon Treaty Columbia Department of the Hudson's Bay Company. Queen Victoria chose British Columbia to distinguish what was the British sector of the Columbia District from the United States, which became the Oregon Territory on August 8, 1848, as a result of the treaty.
The Columbia in the name British Columbia is derived from the name of the Columbia Rediviva, an American ship which lent its name to the Columbia River and the wider region. British Columbia is bordered to the west by the Pacific Ocean and the American state of Alaska, to the north by Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories, to the east by the province of Alberta, to the south by the American states of Washington and Montana; the southern border of British Columbia was established by the 1846 Oregon Treaty, although its history is tied with lands as far south as California. British Columbia's land area is 944,735 square kilometres. British Columbia's rugged coastline stretches for more than 27,000 kilometres, includes deep, mountainous fjords and about 6,000 islands, most of which are uninhabited, it is the only province in Canada. British Columbia's capital is Victoria, located at the southeastern tip of Vancouver Island. Only a narrow strip of Vancouver Island, from Campbell River to Victoria, is populated.
Much of the western part of Vancouver Island and the rest of the coast is covered by temperate rainforest. The province's most populous city is Vancouver, at the confluence of the Fraser River and Georgia Strait, in the mainland's southwest corner. By land area, Abbotsford is the largest city. Vanderhoof is near the geographic centre of the province; the Coast Mountains and the Inside Passage's many inlets provide some of British Columbia's renowned and spectacular scenery, which forms the backdrop and context for a growing outdoor adventure and ecotourism industry. 75% of the province is mountainous. The province's mainland away from the coastal regions is somewhat moderated by the Pacific Ocean. Terrain ranges from dry inland forests and semi-arid valleys, to the range and canyon districts of the Central and Southern Interior, to boreal forest and subarctic prairie in the Northern Interior. High mountain regions both north and south subalpine climate; the Okanagan area, extending from Vernon to Osoyoos at the United States border, is one of several wine and cider-produci