The Grey Cup National Historic Event
Grey Cup plaque
© Chris Young, Canadian Press
Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
1909 to 1909
Event, Person, Organization:
The Grey Cup
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The Grey Cup – championship game and trophy – celebrates the best of Canadian professional football.
Existing plaque: Varsity Centre, University of Toronto,, Toronto, Ontario
For more than a century, the Grey Cup has brought Canadians together to celebrate our brand of football, our country, and the bond between them. The annual Grey Cup, played here on 30 occasions, is a national championship game that has produced such memorable contests as the “Mud Bowl”, the “Fog Bowl,” and the “Ice Bowl.” Donated in 1909 by Governor General Earl Grey, first won by the University of Toronto and now awarded to the champions of the Canadian Football League, the Grey Cup trophy has become a symbol of sporting excellence and Canadian unity.