The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ended a 29-year championship drought on Sunday as they defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-12 in the 107th Grey Cup.
They were met with loud cheers from hundreds of fans who greeted them at the airport as they brought home the trophy Monday afternoon.
“What it meant to me? All of you guys – all of you – that’s what it means to me to every single person here who bleeds blue and gold,” said Bomber Adam Bighill. “For Winnipeg, for all of Manitoba – this is for you guys and we brought it home you.”
Despite being a celebration almost three decades in the making, this is the team’s 11th Grey Cup win which is the third most in league history.
Grey Cup Parade
The Grey Cup parade will get underway at noon Tuesday in Winnipeg on Portage Avenue at Hargrave Street, before making its way to The Forks.
The parade route goes east down Portage Avenue, then turns south onto Main Street before veering onto William Stephenson Way.
Once at The Forks, a celebration will get underway that’s expected to wind down at 3 p.m.
Attendees can expect a flyover from Royal Canadian Air Force at around 1:30 p.m.
Players, coaches and staff will be there along with Winnipeg Football Club officials, Premier Brian Pallister, Mayor Brian Bowman.