April 22, 2013 – When football season kicks off in June, the Montréal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League do their part to make the city forget about hockey, and recently they’ve been doing a good job. Founded in 1946, the two-time defending Grey Cup champions are building a dynasty of their own.
The “Als,” as they’re known to fans, are seven-time Grey Cup winners. They’ve been winning league titles since 1949 and have made eight appearances in the Grey Cup championship game within the last decade, in addition to qualifying for the playoffs for 16 straight seasons.
Led by quarterback Anthony Calvillo, who recently entered the record books as professional football’s all-time passing yards leader and joined living legends Brett Favre, Warren Moon and Dan Marino as pro football’s only quarterbacks to have thrown over 400 touchdown passes, the team is looking to make another title run in 2012.
With the help of the Alouettes cheerleading squad, the atmosphere at the intimate Percival Molson Stadium (situated on the downtown McGill University campus) is always electric. Family packs and group rates are available.