It’s a red letter day for all Canadians (as well as those Americans who follow Canadian Football – all four of you): Calgary native Elisha Cuthbert, girlfriend of Dion Phaneuf of the Calgary Flames (there’s your sports angle right there), has been named the Grand Marshal of the Safeway Grey Cup Festival Parade on Saturday, November 28th in Calgary. Man, if only my passport hadn’t been seized.
Malcolm Kirk, chairman of the 2009 Grey Cup Festival Committee, is thrilled.
“Elisha Cuthbert is a major international Hollywood star with roots rights here in Calgary, so we are delighted that she has accepted the position of Grand Marshal of the Safeway Grey Cup Festival Parade. Elisha has wide appeal to adults and families, and her participation will truly help revive the tradition of taking Canada’s biggest football celebration to the streets.”
Oh, she’s got “wide appeal” in spades, if you catch my drift! Because I don’t, and I’m the one who wrote it.
Miss Cuthbert, in her own right, is incredibly proud to have been chosen to take a central role in such a prestigious event.
“I’m so excited to be part of the Grey Cup Festival Parade. It’s an incredible Canadian tradition and I’m honored to play the role of Grand Marshal.”
Without knowing for certain, I can say with almost complete confidence that Miss Cuthbert is by far the sexiest Grand Marshal in the event’s history. Unless Anne Murray has done it, then all bets are off.
So, with that, a big Sportress congratulations goes out to Elisha. We’re all very proud of you. To commemorate the event, I have prepared a photo gallery in her honor.
Hey, it was the least I could do. Go Canada!