October 31, 2023


CFLPA Players’ HQ, powered by Saskatchewan Polytechnic, will run from Friday, November 17th to Sunday, November 19th in Hamilton during the 2023 Grey Cup Festival

Mississauga, ON – Saskatchewan Polytechnic will continue as the official sponsor of the Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA) Players’ HQ during this year’s 110th Grey Cup Festival in Hamilton, ON, and at next year’s 111th Grey Cup Festival in Vancouver, BC.

The CFLPA Players’ HQ, powered by Saskatchewan Polytechnic, is an engaging and fun opportunity for Canadian football fans to meet and interact with both current and former CFLPA members. This annual event is free to attend and invites fans to meet, chat with and take a photo with players from our League.

“We are thrilled that Saskatchewan Polytechnic has once again stepped up as the proud sponsor for the CFLPA Players Headquarters for the 2023 and 2024 Grey Cups,” said CFLPA Executive Director Brian Ramsay. “Their continued support is a testament to the strength of our partnership both on and off the field as they also remain a leader within our CFLPA Academy. We look forward to working with Dr. Larry Rosia and his team at Saskatchewan Polytechnic to produce an entertaining event for all CFL fans in Hamilton this November and Vancouver during next year’s Festival.”

No tickets are required for the 2023 CFLPA Players’ HQ, powered by Saskatchewan Polytechnic, which will be open to everyone on a first-come, first-serve basis. More event details will be made available via official CFLPA channels over the coming weeks.

“We are honoured to once again sponsor the CFLPA Players’ HQ and contribute to the celebration of Canadian football,” said Dr. Larry Rosia, Saskatchewan Polytechnic president and CEO.  “We are committed to supporting the CFLPA and to providing educational opportunities for CFL players and their spouses.  This partnership allows both the CFLPA and Sask Polytech to showcase our profound commitment to lifelong learning and career development for athletes beyond their playing days.”  

The CFLPA Academy has established a longstanding relationship with Saskatchewan Polytechnic, enabling CFL players and their spouses to further their education through the School of Continuing Education. Educational opportunities include diplomas, certificates, degrees and micro-credential offerings. CFLPA members also have access to proactive career counseling and preparedness to prepare them for their careers after football.

About the CFLPA: The Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA) is the union for professional football players in the Canadian Football League (CFL). Since 1965, the Association has worked to establish fair and reasonable working conditions while protecting the rights of all CFL players. In addition to negotiating and enforcing the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), the CFLPA provides a variety of member services, builds corporate and community partnerships, and works diligently for the betterment of its membership. For the latest news regarding the CFLPA, please visit or follow us on social media @CFLPA.

About Saskatchewan Polytechnic:
Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves students through applied learning opportunities on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 Territories and the homeland of the Métis. Learning takes place at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student need, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.

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CFLPA Media Contact: 
Brendan Heisler, CFLPA Office | | 1-800-616-6865 

Saskatchewan Polytechnic Media Contact: 
Brianna Bergeron, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Communications | | 306-250-3978