The relationship with the Roughrider Football
Club has continued since our successful handling of the Grey Cup Hospitality
Room in 2000 (see other event write-up).
A meeting in early spring 2005 with Roughrider personnel hatched
the idea and Ron Taylor followed up with the details
of the project. Over the years Ron Taylor has done a number of
projects with the CFL team but this was to be the largest one-day
event ever tackled.
Prior to the 2005 CFL game, featuring the Saskatchewan Roughriders
visiting the Calgary Stampeders a free event was staged at Foothills
Baseball Stadium, right beside McMahon Football Stadium. The
intent was to provide a fun event for the many Rider fans in Calgary.
It also was an opportunity to showcase the Saskatchewan 2005 Centennial.
The duties for this event involved management of the entire project.
This entailed negotiating with the Calgary Vipers Baseball team for
use of Foothills Stadium. It also involved liasing with concessions
people there to ensure that the area had adequate food and beverage
service, plus security. The project also involved the Roughrider Football
Club in regard to their involvement in the program as well as two
departments of the Saskatchewan Government, plus the Saskatchewan
Social Club of Calgary (the source of local volunteer help). One government
department was Industry and Resources while the other was the special
Saskatchewan Centennial 2005 branch. Management also included liaison
with the entertainment managers of the two acts (The Northern Pikes
and Jason Plumb) which were booked for the day, plus alumni associations
from both the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina.
Prior to the game 4,000 people joined in on the festivities. The Roughriders
did similar events across the Canadian Football League during the 2005
season and no other event came close to the success of the Calgary event,
both in enthusiasm and numbers of attendees. All parties were satisfied
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