More than 200 members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and their families will be in attendance on Saturday night through ticket donations from MLSE, and Toronto Argonauts corporate partners. Tickets were donated to members of the CAF and their guests from Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton, CFB Borden, and numerous CAF units stationed in Toronto.
“It is an honour to welcome the Canadian Armed Forces for the first time at an Argonauts game to share our appreciation to what they’ve sacrificed and done for our country,” said Bill Manning, President of the Toronto Argonauts. “Acknowledging organizations, such as the Canadian Armed Forces, throughout the season is very important to our team and the overall organization.”
This year, during the annual Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Night, we will be honouring active and veteran members from the Canadian Armed Forces. The ceremonial coin toss will take place with Canadian Armed Forces Brigadier-General Paul Prévost.
Pre-game activities include 50 CAF members waving a field size Canada flag at centre-field during player introductions and a CAF Flag Party from CFB Borden.
“We, the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces, are deeply grateful to the Toronto Argonauts for their generosity and support. I am looking forward to attending the game, and I know that our soldiers, sailors and aviators attending with their families will have a great time as well,” said Brigadier-General Paul Prévost of Strategic Joint Staff.
In addition, the majority of in-game elements will have a distinct CAF tie-in to honour those who have served our country.