VICTORIA (CP) - B.C. Attorney General Wally Oppal proclaimed Wednesday B.C. Lions Day in honour of the team's Grey Cup win.
Coach Wally Buono and Lions Geroy Simon, Brent Johnson and Mark Washington were on hand for the ceremony at the B.C. legislature.
Buono also thanked Premier Gordon Campbell, who phoned from his trade trip in China to congratulate the Lions minutes after their victory last Sunday.
"We're proud representatives of your province and it gives us a tremendous amount of joy, not only to win a cup, but also to share it," Buono said.
"Because if you can't share something that means something to you then what value does it really have."
The Lions beat the Montreal Alouettes 25-14 to win their fifth Grey Cup in nine tries.