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Thursday, July 24, 2014
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MINISTER OF PARKS, CULTURE AND SPORT MAKES FRIENDLY WAGER ON CANADIAN BOWL

Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Kevin Doherty challenged British Columbia Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Bill Bennett to a bet on this weekend's 2012 Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) Canadian Bowl championship game.

If the Saskatoon Hilltops defeat the Langley Rams, Bennett will have to bury his B.C. pride and don a Hilltops' jersey for a day. Should the Hilltops lose to the Rams, Doherty will have to wear a Langley jersey.

The game takes place this Saturday, November 10, when the Langley Rams play host to the Saskatoon Hilltops at McLeod Athletic Stadium in Langley. The Hilltops advanced to the Canadian championship after defeating the London Beefeaters 51-7 at Gordie Howe Bowl to win the CJFL semifinal.

"I'm pretty sure the odds are in my favour," Doherty said. "The Saskatoon Hilltops are vying for their third straight Canadian Championship. They know how to win football games. I am proud to support them, and proud they are representing Saskatchewan."

"The Langley Rams are on a roll - these guys have momentum and I know they're going to give us a great game," Bennett said. "Some of these athletes may go on to professional careers, and we're really pleased to be able to support them along the way. I'm confident that the Rams jersey is going to look wonderful on Minister Doherty."

The Hilltops have won the national title 15 times in their 65 year history. The Rams have never won a Canadian Bowl title.

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For more information, contact:

Jennifer Johnson
Parks, Culture and Sport
Regina
Phone: 306-787-0619
Email: jennifer.johnson@gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306-529-5805

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