Gey Cup 1oo year marketing and no Ottawa represention ??!!!!

I'm extremely disappointed in the CFL Marketing process. There is a special TV series with 8 episodes based on the histroy of CFL teams and history of the Grey Cup along with commerative stamps for the reamaining teams. I can't believe that there is nothing based on the Ottawa Rough Riders. I think the CFL has missed a chance to market to old and new Ottawa fans. It's as if the Ottawa Rough Riders never existed. I'm disappointed with Canada Post also. There should be at least a stamp commerating the legendary appearances of the Ottawa Rough Riders. I hope OSEG takes notice. What the hell is wrong with the CFL ? Do they really care about Ottawa succeeding ? We, the Ottawa fans are still out here.

There's supposed to be an Ottawa edition of Engraved on a Nation but since the press release, I haven't heard anything about it.

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[i]Grey Cup 1969 and the FLQ

•Synopsis: In 1969 at the boiling point of FLQ terrorism in Quebec, CFL commissioner, Jake Gaudaur not only plans to hold the Grey Cup in Montreal for the first time since 1931, but he invites the FLQ's arch-enemy, the Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, to kick off the game. Gaudaur, a passionate Canadian nationalist with a vision of football as a unifying force, may not have fully understood what he was getting himself into from his comfortable office in the sedate city of Toronto. Russ Jackson, the first Canadian born quarterback hero of the Ottawa Rough Riders, oblivious to the dangers plaguing Montreal, knew exactly what he had to do. This was the last game of his illustrious career and he was determined to beat Saskatchewan in what was destined to be one of the greatest games in CFL history against a backdrop of terrorism.

•Director: John Walker is an internationally acclaimed director and writer. The Donald Brittain Award winner is also a Genie and five-time Gemini Award winner. [/i]

The stamps I do find disappointing though. The reasoning is that Ottawa doesn't have a team right now, but I don't see how that's relevant. This is a celebration of history, of which Ottawa is a part. For longer than the Grey Cup itself has been, in fact.

You going to see the train when it comes into town, ORR? I think it's October 27th.

Where is it going to be ? How long will it be in Ottawa ?

It is indeed the 27th, most of the day.

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Thank you very much. I will be their with my family. I'll be wearing my 1981 Grey Cup, Jeff Avery Ottawa Rough Rider Game Jersey.

Nice! I hope to make it too. I do have a Riders ball cap and a bunch of Renegades crap, but I think I'll wear something involving the local amateur clubs instead. Probably the South Ottawa Mustangs or the Invaders.

I'm going to be out of town this weekend, but I recieved an e-mail from my "friends in football", the OSEG sports group, stating that fans can view the train today as well from 10AM to 2PM. It is actually "media day" but they opened it up, presumably to the people who are on their ticket reservation list.

Nice move, and a reminder for fans to go out there and show some enthusiasm. It's been a long time coming, take advantage of these opportunities in the meantime. :thup:

Here's the e-mail.

Greetings Fan of CFL Football!

The CFL's Grey Cup 100th Anniversary Train pulls into Ottawa later this week and you're invited to an advance preview this coming Friday, Oct. 26th between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Officially, this is the train's "Media Day," where members of the Ottawa sports media and local dignitaries have a chance to tour the train in advance of the general public on Saturday.

So if you can stop-by the main Ottawa Train Station at 200 Tremblay Road this Friday you'll be more than welcome. If not, the Train will be at the station on Saturday between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM and you can visit any time in that window. Parking may be an issue (details were still be worked out at the time this note was drafted) so please consider using OC Transpo or getting dropped-off if you're coming.

Your friends in football...

The OSEG Sports Group

I put down my deposit the first day the franchise was conditionally awarded, and have a low # but haven't received any emails from OSEG? :?

Just came back from the Grey Cup Train. Loved it. Got my picture taken with the Grey Cup. Too bad Ottawa has a very small presence on the train, except for a picture of Russ Jackson and a facsimile of his Rider helmet. I'm happy I went though and I think it is a great idea by the CFL. They should do an expanded train with the CFL Hall of Fame.

Geez, I don't know. I assumed that was the reason I got it, especially since it's addressed to "Ottawa Football Fan".

Maybe write to the 67's and see if they still have the right contact info?

I was really impressed with it, aside from the one complaint you mention. Displaying one of their Grey Cup rings, for example, wouldn't have been out of place at all.

The last Engraved on a Nation was mostly about the Ottawa Rough Riders. A lot of the greats in a room together reliving their GC in Montreal.

I wouldn't be surprised if Ottawa unveiled their brand during the GC broadcast with Mark Cohon.

Maybe the Ottawa people - Jeff Hunt group - didn't want too much about the RR since if that name isn't being used, it might have just set off some complaints etc about it not being used. A can of worms so to speak.