Thousands of Toronto-area football fans seized their chance to meet members of the Toronto Argonauts over the weekend.
The Argonauts held autograph sessions at local shopping malls, an initiative designed to keep players close to the fans throughout the off-season. The first appearance was held at Pickering Town Centre on Saturday afternoon and featured wide receiver Tony Miles and kick returner Bashir Levingston. Saturday was also the first opportunity for fans of the team to test out the brand new 20-foot tall interactive inflatable, giving everyone the chance to try out their throwing arm and kicking leg. 6 year old Mariena was the winner of the teamâ€™s colouring contest.
On Sunday, the Argos met more fans at Vaughan Mills as running back John Avery and defensive back Chris Hardy took time to sign autographs and get their photo taken with Argo die-hards. Jahvon, 9 years old, took home the colouring crown at this stop.
Toronto Argonauts mascot Jason and the Blue Thunder cheerleaders were also in attendance at the malls.
Watch for the Argonauts in your community as more mall appearances are planned. The next scheduled stop is on Saturday, March 25th at the Woodbine Centre (500 Rexdale Blvd.) at 3:00 p.m. featuring cornerback Adrion â€œPee Weeâ€? Smith and linebacker Chuck Winters.