Rider Nation gears up for Blue Bombers with celebrity tank dunk and ‘Fan Day’ activities


Labor Day weekend is one of the best weekends of the year for Saskatchewan Roughriders fans as the team takes on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Sunday.

And to prepare for the big game, fans are celebrating in more ways than one.

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On Saturday September 3, the Roughriders are hosting a special fan day at Mosaic Stadium, with a chance to meet the players.

“We are so happy to be able to bring Fan Day back to Rider Nation, a day that means so much to all of us,” said Anthony Partipilo, Chief Brand Officer. “We truly have the best fans in the league, and we can’t wait to welcome our fans back for this fun and interactive experience.”

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Fans will be able to catch the Riders’ final practice ahead of the Labor Day Classic, as well as participate in activities such as inflatables, face painting and a balloon artist. Concessions in Harvard’s Studio 620 lounge will also be open for fans who need a bite to eat or a cold drink.

After practice, Rider fans will also be invited onto the field to run, play football and take pictures, before the entire Roughrider team joins them in the hall for an hour-long autograph session at 2 p.m.

In addition to the Rider Fan Day experience, CFL fans will also have another chance to get in on the action.

CFL Fans Fight Cancer will be hosting a charity dunk tank at Centennial Market from 1-4 p.m. A number of local celebrities will be included in the dunk contest, and if that doesn’t excite you, there will also be plenty of Blue Bomber fans getting dunked too.

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All proceeds from the event will go to the Allan Blair Cancer Center.

The event will also feature a number of food trucks, watermelon sculptures, a Wes Cates autograph session and more.

The party has already started in Rider Nation.


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