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A Champion is Crowned! - December 1, 2009

In a week where the city of Calary put on a flawless Grey Cup Extravaganza with excellent events, and great hospitality, every CFL fan left Calgary feeling like a Champion! I certainly enjoyed myself going throughout the city of Calgary speaking to over 5,000 kids grades 6-9 encouraging them to set life goals and dreams, then make every effort to accomplish them by preparing themselves while they're in school. My goal was to encourage them to become a champion of a successful life by reaching their goals and dreams. Another great event that I was honored to play Co-Host in was the Athletes In Action Grey Cup breakfast. We had the honor of ministering to over 800 people inviting them into the lives of our CFL Athletes from Montreal, the Riders and other CFL teams. The event was grand.

Meanwhile, there was a actual championship game going on where Montreal was crowned the 2009 CFL Champions with a dramatic 28-27 victory over the Roughriders. Somebody had to win, but it will be hard for the Riders to live that one down over the next six months because you get so many chances at being a champion! On to the off-season now and stay tuned for more blogs!!!

- Barrin Simpson