Military’s CFL fans thrilled by Grey Cup visit

With the Grey Cup officially landing at CFB Edmonton this morning, a trio of Canadian Forces members were thrilled to have Canadian football’s biggest prize on their base.

Leading seaman Igor Wasilewski, a born-and-bred Calgarian, made no secret of who he will be cheering for come Sunday’s 106th Grey Cup.

“I grew up in Calgary, watching the Stamps and Flames,” explained Wasilewski, who was sporting a heavily-autographed Ken-Yon Rambo jersey at the CFB Edmonton ceremony. “A couple years back I was at a Stamps game, (and) I saw a Ken-Yon Rambo jersey.

“The guys were coming out, and I got most if not all of the team,” continued Wasilewski before quipping: “I love Calgary, (and) gotta support them even though in Edmonton, it’s a rough crowd and it can get dicey.”

Left-to-right: LS Igor Wasilewski, Cpl. Shane Frederick and Cpl. Kelly Bryan. (Carlos Verde/ Photo)


Cpl. Shane Frederick was wearing an old-school Bombers jersey, and kept his explanation simple.

“I grew up watching CFL, and I’m from Winnipeg so gotta love the Bombers,” said Frederick. “Kinda sad they lost this weekend (to Calgary), but still a true fan.”

Lastly, Cpl. Kelly Bryan was rocking a Jermaine Copeland Stamps jersey.

“I’m from Williams Lake, B.C., but been a CFL fan my entire life,” explained Bryan. “I come from CFL people, a CFL family and I love the Stampeders — they just play the game the right way.”