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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 with results.

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