There's now a woman's name on the Grey Cup for the first time in its history
Winnipeggers and Canadians throughout the country are still reveling in the excitement of the Blue Bombers' Grey Cup win this past Sunday.
History was made thanks to the 33-12 win against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, which ended a nearly 30 year grey cup losing streak for the Winnipeg team.
In addition to the win, Blue Bombers super fan, Chris Matthew, can now wear pants again after vowing 17 years ago to stop wearing pants until his beloved team won.
But that's not all. Another piece of history was added to the 110 year-old Canadian Football League Grey Cup, as Chair of the Blue Bombers, Dayna Spiring, will become the first woman ever to have her name engraved on the trophy, according to Economic Development Winnipeg.
@SpiringDayna - Chair of the Winnipeg Football Club - will be the first woman ever to have her name engraved on the Grey Cup. So amazing and inspiring. 💙💛@Wpg_BlueBombers @EDWinnipeg pic.twitter.com/HhgKyYuRFz— Amber Saleem (@ambersadia) November 25, 2019
Spring was the first woman in 20 years to Chair a team in the league, and is now one of two females in the position.
Congratulations to @EDWinnipeg, @TourismWPG & @YesWinnipeg President and CEO @SpiringDayna for being appointed chair of the @Wpg_BlueBombers Football Club Board of Directors, becoming the first woman in WFC history to hold the position. pic.twitter.com/khj9KbfhkS— EconDev Winnipeg (@EDWinnipeg) January 24, 2019
"The tide has shifted a little bit and we are seeing more women participating in the CFL and in football and I think that's a great thing," Spring said in an interview on Global News Morning Winnipeg.
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