Football players have been battling it out for the top honours in the CFL for weeks but there has been more than one contest going on for the Grey Cup.
RCMP officers have quietly been on their own quest for the cup.
“Everybody wants to carry the cup,” said Sgt. Cathy Ford. “We even got emails from B.C. and Alberta, saying they’d like to be part of it too - Saskatchewan boys.”
Ford was on a committee that decided which two officers will present the Grey Cup to the winning team after Sunday’s game.
They may not be playing with the team anymore, but there are a lot of former Saskatchewan Roughrider greats who are getting fired up for Grey Cup.
"This is something that people are going to be remembering for the rest of their lives, something that they're going to talk about for years to come," Don Narcisse said.
Saskatchewan is known for having an incredible history of volunteerism. It’s part of the reason why the 1995 and 2003 Grey Cups went off so well. Volunteers are often described as the lifeblood of a major event but there is a striking difference between this Grey Cup and those previous events.
The Grey Cup committee did not reach the goal of having 3,500 volunteers sign up. In fact, about 1,100 fewer than hoped put their names down to lend a hand but there is a reason for that.
When CFL fans come marching into Regina for the Grey Cup the Queen City will be ready to do what it always has: bring back the Grey Cup parade, bigger and better than ever.
Not every Grey Cup festival includes a parade; it's a pseudo-tradition that comes and goes depending on the host city. The organizing committee for this year's Grey Cup festivities will be rejuvenating the practice when the big game returns to Regina later this month.
An initiative that was started by a six year old with autism to help kids in need is coming to Saskatoon this Christmas.
Stephen's Backpacks Society began in 2006, when the young boy became aware of homelessness in Airdrie, Alberta.
"He sees things as they really are and he has the ability to just express that in the simplest of terms," said Stephen's mother, Nancy McPhee, in a YouTube video.
Sounds the call to come together, and united we shall stand.
The words of South Africa's national anthem echoed through the Hillcrest funeral hall on Wednesday, as more than 85 people came together to remember Nelson Mandela.
The lyrics were a constant reminder of a people coming together to overcome adversity and hardship but also of a community banding together to remember Mandela and stand up for the vision he fought for.
It was holiday cheer and music at TCU Place Wednesday afternoon for the 42nd Noon Festival of Carols.
All month students from schools across Saskatoon will be hitting the stage to perform their favourite holiday songs and Christmas carols.
"It felt really good being on stage singing in front of people," said Grade 4 student Siyam Hassan.
"My favourite is Jingle Bells of course."
Many music fans in Regina are excited that Neil Young is going to be making a stop in the Queen city but some are bristling at the motivation for his latest tour.
All proceeds from the concert next month, as well as his other tour dates, will go toward the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation that is being directly affected by the oil sands operation north of Fort MacMurray, Alberta. Young and other critics of the oil sands' impact on the environment cite unusually high rates of cancer on the First Nation as evidence that the projects are harming the people and the environment.
Hillcrest Funeral Home in Saskatoon has arranged a memorial service in memory of Nelson Mandela.
"The service is intended to be open to the whole community, there is a large South African community in Saskatoon as well as Canadians that appreciated everything that Nelson Mandela did for peace in the world," manager Phil Fredette said.
The memorial will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m., and according to Fredette it is the only one of its kind happening in the city.
As the holiday season gets into gear News Talk 650's Adopt-A-Family is signing people up to help Saskatoon families in need.
"(The need) is up from last year. There is a lot of people out there that need help," said Kelly Wormsbecker, the sponsorship co-ordinator with the Salvation Army on the Brent Loucks Show Monday morning.
"Our city is doing really well... but with that also comes a lot of high prices as in the rent.... a lot of income goes to rent."