November 21, 2018 3:17 pm
Updated: November 23, 2018 6:46 pm

Calgary, Ottawa mayors make another ‘cheesy’ Grey Cup bet as Stampeders, Redblacks meet again

WATCH: Excitement is brewing with both the Calgary Stampeders and the Ottawa Redblacks now in Edmonton. Sunday will mark their second Grey Cup battle against each other in three years. Lisa MacGregor has more from Edmonton. ​


With the Calgary Stampeders and Ottawa Redblacks getting ready to line up against each other again at the 106th Grey Cup, the mayors of those cities have once again made a friendly wager surrounding the CFL championship game.

In addition to the mayor of the losing team having to wear the opposing team’s jersey in council and fly the opposing team’s flag, the food bank in the winning team’s city will also benefit.

“Because it’s me and Mayor Watson, it’s also about food,” Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi said on Instagram.

Nenshi and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson have agreed to donate $3 per point scored by the winning team to that city’s food bank.

The winning team’s mayor will also be treated to a modest feast of “iconic local food,” hosted by the losing team’s city.

The last time the Stampeders and Redblacks met in the Grey Cup in Ottawa in 2016, a jersey swap and “culinary swap” also occurred. The losing mayor — then Nenshi — also had to read a poem selected or written by the winning mayor aloud in council.

READ MORE: Calgary Mayor Nenshi places bets on Stampeders, Dinos

After the Stampeders lost the 105th Grey Cup to the Toronto Argonauts in 2017, Nenshi also had to make good on a bet he had with Toronto Mayor John Tory.

WATCH ABOVE: Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi reads poem written by John Tory after Argos Grey Cup win

READ MORE: Grey Cup 2017: Toronto, Calgary mayors set ‘friendly’ bet on the big game

The 106th Grey Cup will be played in Edmonton on Nov. 25.

WATCH: The 106th Grey Cup festivities got underway in downtown Edmonton Wednesday night. The Calgary Stampeders also wrapped up their first practice prepping for their game against the Redblacks on Sunday. As for a favourite team, locals are floating around the phrase “ABC” — anybody but Calgary.

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