While the team’s current roster attempts to defend its title — with an impressive 5-1 record so far — the members of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers who won the 2019 Grey Cup are being honoured by the province.
The entire team was invested into the Order of the Buffalo Hunt Tuesday afternoon by Premier Kelvin Goertzen at IG Field.
“The Winnipeg Blue Bombers players and staff represented their club, the city and the province with pride, and today I am proud to honour the team members and staff by investing them into the prestigious Order of the Buffalo Hunt,” said Goertzen.
“The Bombers broke what was the longest-active CFL Grey Cup drought and that achievement deserves to be recognized and celebrated.
“On behalf of all members of the Manitoba legislature and all Manitobans, it is my great pleasure to pay tribute to Manitoba’s hometown team, which serves as a strong reminder of the value of sport as a vehicle to bring us together and enrich our communities.”
The order, originally established in 1957, has changed in significance over the years, but currently exists as a way to recognize notable achievements in sports and other public endeavours, with recipients chosen directly by the premier.
The induction ceremony, which will include Goertzen as well as Winnipeg Football Club president and CEO Wade Miller and board chair Dayna Spiring, takes place Tuesday at 3 p.m.