Grey/Vanier Cups mayoral bets - Go Stampeders and Dinos!

Post Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016


The Calgary Stampeders and University of Calgary Dinos are both fighting for national football supremacy this weekend. As per tradition, the mayors are making friendly bets on the outcome.

Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders vs Ottawa RedBlacks
  1. The mayor of the losing team will wear the winning team’s jersey at their next Council meeting
  2. The mayor of the losing team will read a poem chosen, or written by, the winning team’s mayor at their next Council meeting
  3. The mayor of the losing team will make a donation to the winning city’s food bank (a dollar value of 10 times the score differential from the game)
  4. If the RedBlacks win, Mayor Jim Watson will receive a gift of “Nenshi’s Salted Donuts” (by Calgary-based Jelly Modern Donuts) from Mayor Nenshi
  5. If the Stampeders win, Mayor Nenshi will receive a gift of Beavertail pastries from Mayor Watson
Vanier Cup: University of Calgary Dinos vs Rouge et Or de l’Universite Laval 
  1. The mayor of the losing team will wear the winning team’s jersey at their next Council meeting AND their next function at their home university
  2. The mayor of the losing team will read a poem chosen, or written by, the winning team’s mayor at their next Council meeting (in the home language of the winning team)
  3. The mayor of the losing team will make a donation to the winning city’s food bank (a dollar value of 10 times the score differential from the game)
  4. If Rouge et Or win, Mayor Regis Labeaume will receive a gift of bitumen from Mayor Nenshi
  5. If the Stampeders win, Mayor Nenshi will receive a gift of maple syrup from Mayor Labeaume

Of course, we encourage all Canadians to make their own bets on the food bank. Let’s make sure that the real winners of these contests are our fellow citizens in need.

Click here to donate to the Calgary Food Bank.