Grey Cup ready for Wesbild visit

Geroy Simon, Angus Reid and J.R. LaRose of the B.C. Lions will bring the Grey Cup to Vernon's Wesbild Centre Wednesday afternoon

The Canadian Football League’s championship trophy makes a brief stop in Vernon today, accompanied by three members of the current champions.

B.C. Lions’ wide receiver Geroy Simon, centre Angus Reid and defensive back J.R. LaRose will bring the Grey Cup to Vernon’s Wesbild Centre today from 1 to 2 p.m.

Fans are invited to come and meet the players and see the Grey Cup, one of North America’s oldest trophies.

The Lions are on a province-wide tour with the trophy, with Black Press one of the sponsors of the tour.

The Lions and the Grey Cup start this morning in Penticton, drive up to Vernon for only one hour, and then head off to Kamloops before leaving the next day for the Cariboo.

The Lions became the first CFL team in history in 2011 to start a season 0-5 and go on to win the Grey Cup, which they did on their home field, B.C. Place, with a 34-23 win over Vernon’s James Green and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. in November