Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Night

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 — TORONTO -- Right before the Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos pivotal game kicks off at BMO Field on Saturday afternoon at 4:00pm, a Super Hercules plane will perform a flyover at the stadium as part of Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Night. 

Hundreds of members of the Canadian military will attend the game, with many of them participating in special pregame ceremonies. 

On the field, the Argos can recapture first place in the East Division with a win over the Eskimos. The Argos have played well at home, posting a 3-2 record at BMO Field, the only home winning record in the East Division.

Coming off their first bye week of the season, the Argos sit in second place in the division with seven games remaining, including four at home.

Saturday’s game will mark a battle between two of the league’s top defensive units, with the Argos (314.1) and Esks (338.6) ranking first and second respectively in net offence allowed per game.

Both defences have found a way to be disruptive up front this season; the Argos have tallied a CFL-high 33 sacks while Edmonton’s 25 takedowns rank third in the league.

The Argos’ defensive front should only become more formidable moving forward, with CFL sack leader Victor Butler (7) and versatile Canadian defensive tackle Cleyon Laing expected to make their returns from the six-game injured list this week.

At halftime, approximately 400 kids aged 7-15 from dance schools and academies from across Southern Ontario will perform dance routines on the field.