BROOKLIN AND THE CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a professional Canadian football team based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. They are members of the East Division of the Canadian Football League. The Tiger-Cats play their home games at Tim Hortons Field. They were founded in 1869 as the Hamilton Football Club (nickname "Tigers"). In 1950, the Tigers merged with cross-town Hamilton Wildcats and adopted the nickname "Tiger-Cats".

The Grey Cup is the name of both the championship game of the Canadian Football League and the trophy awarded to the victorious team playing in the championship of professional Canadian football. It is the Canadian version of the USA Super Bowl. It is played between the winners of the CFL's East and West Divisional playoffs and is one of Canadian television's largest annual sporting events. The trophy was commissioned in 1909 by Earl Grey, Canada's governor general, who made his trophy available as the "Canadian Dominion Football Championship" of Canadian football.

Each year, the host city organizes numerous events as part of the annual Grey Cup festival. Gala concerts, parties, and fan festivals are held in the days leading up to the championship game. The CFL hands out its annual awards during the festival, and an annual Grey Cup parade is held.

BROOKLIN MODELS AND THE CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE

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The 2002 model for the C.T.C.S. was the 1959 Chrysler 300E Convertible as a Parade Car with two Omen figures. It is finished in silver with a grey interior and a black steering wheel. The wheel rims are black and are accented by bright-etched wheel covers and whitewall tyres. Front and rear license plates read "ONTARIO C.T.C.S. 02", the baseplate reads "C.T.C.S. 2002 1 of 300". The detailed Omen figures consist of a Tiger-Cats football player and a cheerleader, seated on the rear tonneau cover as they would during the annual Grey Cup Parade. The model has a decal on the doors which honors the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Canadian Football League Eastern Conference champions in 1959. The production was limited to 300 pieces.

BROOKLIN MODELS - CANADIAN TOY COLLECTORS SOCIETY

Author: Gianluigi Cappi

 

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