On Sunday, Guelph was part of history as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats played in the 101st Grey Cup. Though they didn’t come out on top, it’s safe to say that the people of Guelph will not soon forget the 2013 CFL season. We were thrilled to be a part of it as the Ti-Cats’ home away from home.
As we come to the end of Guelph’s adventure with the Tiger-Cats this year, there are a lot of people to thank.
First, I want to thank the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
To the players: instead of being thrown off by your new surroundings, you rose to the occasion and gave us the thrill of our lives this season.
To the Ti-Cats organization: you worked with us every step of the way and made a mark on this community that will last long after you’ve gone back to Hamilton.
To the fans: thank you for bringing your spirit and Oskee-Wee-Wees to Guelph and embracing your adopted home with gusto.
I also want to thank City of Guelph staff. This was a big undertaking, and staff from many different departments rose to the opportunity to make Guelph shine.
I want to thank the Guelph Police Service, who managed huge influxes of people and traffic while being a friendly face of the city to fans.
Most especially, I want to thank the University of Guelph, as it was their efforts that brought the Tiger-Cats to our city in the first place. You were an incredible host. You have shone a national light on the University and the entire city.
Congratulations to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on an unforgettable season. Thank you for bringing Tiger Town to Guelph.