Regina will get a chance to show off its Rider pride in a sea of green on Friday ahead of the East final in Toronto.
Mayor Michael Fougere has proclaimed that Friday will be Green Day and encourages everyone to wear their Rider colours.
“They should be wearing their Rider gear to celebrate and show our support for Canada’s national football team and make sure that we demonstrate to everybody that we love our Riders,” Fougere said.
He said that he will be wearing his green on Friday and that city hall employees have been wearing their Rider colours for all of the games this season.
“I hope there’s a wave, a sea of green that’s going to happen.”
The Riders will meet the Toronto Argonauts on Sunday with the winner heading to Ottawa for the Grey Cup.
Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark has also declared Green Day in Saskatoon on Friday.
Meanwhile, Premier Brad Wall has raised a Rider flag at the Saskatchewan Legislative building.
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It is a move Wall has made in the past but it did get him in trouble for breaking protocol.
“That flagpole is reserved for her honour, the lieutenant governor, when they’re in the building, you’ll see it flying on Throne Speech day, so we immediately…left it where it was,” Wall said to laughter. “We asked for forgiveness instead of permission because we did it again in subsequent years and here we are again.”
So far the Riders won two Grey Cups with the flag flying at the legislature.
The premier is making a bold prediction and believes the Riders will make it to the Grey Cup.