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.
Regina may be hosting the "Celebration in Rider Nation," but the borders of Rider Nation extend far beyond the Queen City.
"As long as you can kind of navigate the internet and I guess try and find a way to watch it, and stay up late, you can still be a Rider fan from abroad," said Cole Hawkins, a student from Regina who is currently studying in Europe.
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.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced the resignation of defensive assistant Gary Etcheverry just days before the start of training camp.
Vice President of the Riders, Ken Miller, says Etcheverry will be looking for business opportunities instead of coaching football this season. Etcheverry was demoted within the Roughriders coaching staff after losing his defensive coordinator position to Richie Hall.
Creating productive citizens of Saskatchewan - that is one of the aims of the partnership bidding to host the North American Indigenous Games in 2014.
Members of the partnership include The Federation of
Saskatchewan Indian Nations
(FSIN), Saskatchewan's Metis Nation, our province and the City of Regina.
"From its humble beginnings, with the Saskatchewan First Nation and winter and summer games over twenty-five years ago, we have (seen) tremendous growth and a lot of young people," said Morley Watson, vice-chief of the FSIN, at a media conference on Tuesday.
In its first game at home since Nov. 22, the Saskatoon Blades returned to Credit Union Centre after a treacherous U.S. tour where they lost all five games.
And the return home didn’t fare well for the Blades either, losing 3-2 at the hands of the Regina Pats. Saskatoon only mustered 23 shots in the game, only four in the first 20 minutes, while Regina peppered Blades’ goalie Troy Trombley with 49 shots, 20 coming in the opening period.
There's been no time for Riders General Manager Brendan Taman to rest since winning the Grey Cup.
The demands placed on a football executive have never been more apparent for Taman than they have this year. Just a couple of weeks ago he won his first Grey Cup, but there's been little to no time off for the man who built the Riders' championship roster.
Some key Canucks are sticking around Riderville for a few more years.
Receivers Rob Bagg and Chris Getzlaf, along with offensive linemen Brendon LaBatte and Dominic Picard, all signed contract extensions with the Riders on Thursday. Bagg, Getzlaf and Picard are all signed through the 2015 season and LaBatte's deal runs through 2016.
"This has been in the works for a while," said General Manager Brendan Taman. "It was a nice touch to the end of their year; we know we have them for quite a while."
CFL free agency is still a few months away, but the future of some Riders is already becoming a hot topic.
Specifically the future of receiver Weston Dressler and running back Kory Sheets in the NFL. Both were made available to the media on Wednesday after they were named CFL All-Stars. Not surprisingly, the topic of heading down south came up.
For Dressler it sounds like something is currently in the works.