At Grey Cup, It’s All About the Fans

Canada’s Grey Cup Festival is about more than a football game. It’s about celebrating out regional uniqueness. It’s about Rider Nation, and Tiger T0wn, and a Stampede breakfast, and everything in between. As the party ramps up in Vancouver, here’s a few photos from today that showcase our love of the CFL. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, November 28, 2014 -It wouldn't be a Grey Cup party without the Box J Boys. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, November 28, 2014 -It wouldn’t be a Grey Cup party without the Box J Boys. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, November 28, 2014 - Diana Fontaine and dog Dax watch some of the entertainment at the Grey Cup street festival.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, November 28, 2014 – Diana Fontaine and dog Dax watch some of the entertainment at the Grey Cup street festival. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, November 28, 2014 - The Saskatchewan Roughriders Pep Band perform at the street festival.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, November 28, 2014 – The Saskatchewan Roughriders Pep Band perform at the street festival. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, November 28, 2014 -Former CFL star Pinball Clemons poses with some Roughrider fans.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, November 28, 2014 -Former CFL star Pinball Clemons poses with some Roughrider fans. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, November 28, 2014 - Jayden Jordan, 9, loses his helment, and the ball, during a pass catching attempt at the street festival.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, November 28, 2014 – Jayden Jordan, 9, loses his helmet, and the ball, during a pass catching attempt at the street festival. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, November 28, 2014 - A young fan keeps his eyes on the ball during a pass catching game at the street festival.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, November 28, 2014 – A young fan keeps his eyes on the ball during a pass catching game at the street festival. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, November 28, 2014 - Father, son , granddson. Barry Ryan, Kevin Ryan, and James Salverda wearing their Grey Cup jumpsuits.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, November 28, 2014 – Father, son , grandson. Barry Ryan, Kevin Ryan, and James Salverda wearing their Grey Cup jumpsuits. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, November 28, 2014 -Twin brothers Paul and Pete Robinson and friend Owen Kelly are in Vancouver to support the Cats.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, November 28, 2014 -Twin brothers Paul and Pete Robinson and friend Owen Kelly are in Vancouver to support the Cats. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, November 28, 2014 - Clarence and Jeannie Juillette sporting their BC Lions garb.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, November 28, 2014 – Clarence and Jeannie Juillette sporting their BC Lions garb. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, November 28, 2014 -Roughriders fan Brent Fox leaves no doubt who he supports.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Friday, November 28, 2014 -Roughriders fan Brent Fox leaves no doubt who he supports. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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