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Winnipeg's 2015 Grey Cup committee makes early pitch to CFL fans

Winnipeg's Grey Cup Festival committee has unveiled its pitch to football fans across Canada for why they will want to be here next November.

Event logo, 'You Belong Here' slogan and headquarters unveiled

Dignitaries and Blue Bombers players and officials unveil a new store and 'Grey Cup Headquarters' at Winnipeg Square on Friday. (CBC)

Winnipeg's Grey Cup Festival committee has unveiled its pitch to football fans across Canada for why they will want to be here next November.

"You Belong Here" is the line the committee hopes will attract CFL fans to the 103rd Grey Cup.

The Grey Cup Festival will start Nov. 25, 2015, with the big game on Sunday, Nov. 29 at Investors Group Field.

Manitoba Sport Minister Ron Lemieux, Blue Bombers quarterback Drew Willy, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman and Premier Greg Selinger take part in the official opening of a new Bombers store in Winnipeg Square on Friday. (CBC)
The festival will include numerous events for fans to attend, some of which are free. There will be a parade, a street festival and a gala dinner, along with many family-oriented activities.

"We are excited to be launching our Grey Cup Festival logo to the public because we believe it represents us as a city, as a community and as a team," Jason Smith, president of the 103rd Grey Cup Festival, said in a release Friday.

The official Grey Cup 2015 logo and slogan were unveiled in Winnipeg on Friday.
"The Grey Cup has been an iconic celebration stamped on Canadian history for more than a century, and this logo will be a part of that history, representing all things Grey Cup in 2015."

Details on festival events will be released in the spring.

The whole event is expected to bring about 10,000 people to the province.

This will be the fourth time Winnipeg hosts the Grey Cup. Previous finals were played in 1991, 1998 and 2006.

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