Moose Jaw’s downtown saw an influx of traffic over the weekend, as the overflow crowd from the 109th Grey Cup in Regina made the city home for a few days.
Businesses, restaurants, retail stores, and hotels welcomed the CFL fans with open arms and made them feel right at home.
Geoff Anderson, Chair of the Downtown Moose Jaw Association (DMJA), says the group's focus was to support the Grey Cup and the fans and visitors within the city.
“From my understanding, all the hotels were booked up, the businesses were thriving, and our restaurants and bars were going strong,” says Anderson.
There were lots to do over the weekend for those staying in Moose Jaw. On Friday night, the Western Hockey League’s Moose Jaw Warriors hosted the Swift Current Broncos at the Moose Jaw Events Centre for their Hockey Fights Cancer game.
One night later, the ice was switched out for a stage, as visitors were able to take in Sawyer Brown, Lonestar, Doc Walker, and George Canyon at the events centre.
“Certainly, everything came together last weekend and it was an exciting weekend and very beneficial for our downtown businesses,” adds Anderson.
Anderson notes that he was happy to see people stay and keep their business right here in Moose Jaw.
“Why wouldn’t they, we have such a beautiful downtown.”
He concluded by saying that it was great to see the support of the CFL fans within Moose Jaw and the Grey Cup in Regina.