A weighty wager: Mayors Nenshi and Ford strike friendly Grey Cup bet
Kristin Andrews, CTVNews.ca Staff
Published Monday, November 19, 2012 10:50AM EST
Last Updated Monday, November 19, 2012 6:19PM EST
The 100th Grey Cup in Toronto next weekend will see more than the players competing.
After news broke that the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders will face off in the CFL championship Sunday, it prompted the proposal of a friendly bet between the two cities’ mayors.
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi took to Twitter late Sunday night to challenge Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to a winner-takes-all wager.
Ford soon accepted, quipping that Nenshi would look “great in Argo blue.”
The terms of Nenshi’s online proposal will see the mayor of the losing city donating their weight in food to the local food bank in the winning mayor’s city.
The loser also has to wear the jersey of the opposing team during an upcoming council meeting.
The 100th Grey Cup will take place on Sunday, Nov. 25 at the Rogers Centre, and will be broadcast live at 6 p.m. ET on TSN.
Newly elected Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi speaks to the media the day after being elected to the office in Calgary, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010. (Jeff McIntosh / THE CANADIAN PRESS)