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Ottawa's last Grey Cup victory in 1976 relived

It's Grey Cup weekend in Vancouver, so this week on Our Ottawa we took a look back at Ottawa's last Grey Cup victory in 1976 over the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Ottawa Rough Riders defeated Saskatchewan Roughriders, 23-20, in Toronto more than 30 years ago

Ottawa's 1976 Grey Cup victory

9 years ago
Duration 3:07
On Grey Cup weekend, we rewind to the Ottawa Rough Riders' win in 1976.

It's Grey Cup weekend, and while the Ottawa Redblacks never found their stride in their inaugural season, Our Ottawa decided to rewind to 1976.

That's the last time an Ottawa football team won the Grey Cup, the 64th, at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto.

The Ottawa Rough Riders edged the Saskatchewan Roughriders with a score of 23-20 in front of more than 53,000 fans, thanks to the biggest play in franchise history. That was, of course, when Tom Clements found Tony Gabriel in the back of the end-zone.

Watch the video above for a little Ottawa football nostalgia, narrated by our own Dan Séguin.

Also, watch Our Ottawa with host Lucy van Oldenbarneveld for a look a what's happening in our community, plus lifestyle tips and stories about health, consumer, music, arts and entertainment.

Also airing this week on Our Ottawa:

  • Project Give: CBC Ottawa's annual charity drive is raising funds for the Ottawa Food Bank.
  • Ottawa Chinese Community Services Centre: The centre is holding its annual gala to honour work done in the community and with new immigrants.
  • Junior achievers: Student entrepreneurs put their business skills on the table and get advice from a former Dragon's Den investor.
  • Social media: CBC digital producer Jennifer Beard highlights top web stories and comments on Twitter and Facebook.

Our Ottawa is a weekly TV show that takes a look at what's happening in our community, and includes lifestyle tips and stories about health, consumer, music, arts and entertainment.

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