Grey Cup visits Red Deer in support of military families

The Grey Cup was in Red Deer on Friday to help raise funds in support of local military families.

“Operation Tea Cup” is an annual event celebrating the deep-rooted connection between the Grey Cup trophy and Canada’s military. It raises funds for the Calgary Military Resource Centre, which has a satellite office in Red Deer.

Friday afternoon saw the CFL’s championship trophy visit the Cormack Armoury, where it was reunited with another trophy donated by Lord Earl Grey that resides at the armoury.

Alberta’s Lietuenant Governor, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, was a special guest for the event.

The Red Deer MFRC office is based at the armoury and serves more than 100 military families.

The MFRC offers a variety of programs and services including mental health supports, social activities, workshops and training, family separation and reunification support, deployment support, children and youth programs, and referral services to help.