The Grey Cup is coming to Red Deer in style.
A military escort will deliver the storied Canadian Football League trophy to Cormack Armoury at 4402 55th St. on Friday at around 2 p.m.
The trophy is in the city as part of the Calgary Military Family Resource Centre’s third annual Operation Tea Cup. It involves a Grey Cup tour and a private party to raise awareness and funds for the centre.
Canadian Armed Forces military vehicles will be used to deliver the trophy to the armoury, where a barbecue and tailgate party will run from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be a cup presentation at 3:15 p.m.
The family resource centre supports families of Canadian Armed Forces members in southern Alberta, including Red Deer, where a satellite office is located.
Soldiers, veterans and family members often face unique challenges, including frequent separations, extended deployments and risks.
The centre helps military families through a variety of programs.
Central Alberta is home to more than 60 military families. Cormack Armoury is the base for the reserve’s 78th Field Battery and 2 Squadron of the 41 Signal Regiment.