2009 Grey Cup Festival

2009 Grey Cup Festival

November 13, 2009 13:41 ET

Calgary's Own Elisha Cuthbert Named Grand Marshall of the Safeway Grey Cup Festival Parade

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(MARKETWIRE - NOV. 13, 2009) - The 2009 Grey Cup Festival announced today that Hollywood actress and Calgary's own Elisha Cuthbert will be the Grand Marshall of the Safeway Grey Cup Festival Parade on Saturday, November 28th, as part of the weekend events. The Canadian star of the hit television series "24" and over nineteen Hollywood movies will return home to Calgary over Grey Cup weekend to host the return of the Parade and will appear at various other Grey Cup events.

"Elisha Cuthbert is a major international Hollywood star with roots rights here in Calgary, so we are delighted that she has accepted the position of Grand Marshall of the Safeway Grey Cup Festival Parade," said Malcolm Kirk, chairman of the 2009 Grey Cup Festival Committee. "Elisha has wide appeal to adults and families, and her participation will truly help revive the tradition of taking Canada's biggest football celebration to the streets."

"I'm so excited to be part of the Grey Cup Festival Parade. It's an incredible Canadian tradition and I'm honored to play the role of Grand Marshall," said Hollywood scarlet Elisha Cuthbert.

The Safeway Grey Cup Festival Parade will start at 11am on the 28th of November on a route that will start on 6th Ave SW and Macleod Trail, heading down to 2nd Street SW on to 9th Ave SW and will finish at Olympic Plaza to celebrate the 97th Grey Cup Championship and Festival. Fans are encouraged to take in the Calgary Herald Family Fan Fest at Olympic Plaza following the parade where live entertainment and other programming will occur.

"The Grey Cup Festival parade will feature more than 80 entries and nearly 1800 participants, including marching bands, floats, and live musical entertainment. Entrants from Alberta and across Canada, including most of the CFL cities, will be represented," said Kirk.

Parade organizers expect the parade to last close to 2 hours and over 100,000 spectators are expected to attend where they will witness a Parade kick off flyover by the CFB Moose Jaw Canadian Forces Snowbirds. The event will be broadcasted via live hits from TSN and various other Calgary TV and radio partners at 11am MST.

2009 GREY CUP FESTIVAL Schedule of Events 
November 26thGrey Cup Festival Kick Off 
November 26thGibsons Finest CFL Player AwardsCalgary TELUS Convention Centre
November 27th–28thENMAX Street FestivalStephen Avenue Mall (8th Ave)
November 27th–28thCalgary Herald Family Fan Fest Olympic Plaza
November 27th– 28thSCOTIABANK CFL Experience Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
November 27th–28thENMAX Illuminate CalgaryStephen Avenue Mall (8th Ave)
November 27th–29thMOLSON CANADIAN Quick Six SaloonCalgary TELUS Convention Centre
November 28thSAFEWAY Grey Cup Festival ParadeDowntown Calgary
November 28thSCOTIABANK Grey Cup Gala & ConcertSaddledome
November 29thMcMahon Stadium Pre-Game PartyMcMahon Stadium
November 29thSportChek Grey Cup Family Viewing partyPengrowth Saddledome
November 29th97th Grey Cup ChampionshipMcMahon Stadium

The 2009 Grey Cup Festival, "Canada's Game Calgary's Party", will be distinctly Canadian and showcase Calgary's famous western hospitality. For tickets and more event information log onto www.2009greycupfestival.com.

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