I am so happy that The StarPhoenix sent me on a tour up north with two Riders and the Grey Cup.
There were a few firsts for me.
First time on an 8-passenger plane.
First time holding the Grey Cup.
First time traveling to Stony Rapids - it’s really far north!
First time having a written piece published in the SP.
It was an amazing learning experience - I found out that under tight deadlines I can miraculously write an article in ~an hour and power through ~1500 photos, edit, caption and file them in half an hour.
The people I met up north were so kind and lovely. It was great to be part of putting smiles on everyone’s faces by bringing the Grey Cup to their communities.
My favourite moment was when a boy saw the Grey Cup sitting in Robertson’s Trading Post. He walked up slowly with his little brother trembling in awe of getting to see it up close.
I am also very happy that I survived the 10 take offs and landings in the 8-passenger plane with no washroom. Our pilots were awesome.
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