The Grey Cup is just days away and excitement is building in Calgary.
Mayor Naheed Nenshi is betting his counterpart in Ottawa that the Calgary Stampeders will win it all.
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The loser of the bet will have to wear the winning team’s jersey at a council meeting and read a poem by the other mayor.
Naheed Nenshi says he will also receive a BeaverTails pastry from Ottawa if the Stampeders win. If the Ottawa Redblacks were to pull off a win, Mayor Jim Watson would receive salted caramel doughnuts.
Nenshi says the most important part of the bet is a big donation to the winning city’s food bank.
“The losing mayor will be donating ten times the score differential to the local food bank in the winning mayor’s city,” Nenshi says.
The mayor is encouraging fans to join in on that bet and make their own donation.
Mayor Nenshi says he’s also working on a bet with the Mayor of Quebec City for the Vanier Cup, as the U of C Dinos prepare to take on Laval Saturday in Hamilton.
The Calgary Stampeders will battle for the Grey Cup Sunday at the BMO Field in Toronto