The Grey Cup lit up the faces of dozens of Richmond seniors on Wednesday after BC Lion Arland Bruce arrived in town with the famous trophy.
As part of his whistle-stop Lower Mainland tour, Lions receiver Bruce rolled into the Fraserview Care Lodge, where the residents - some of them lifelong Lions fans - had been practicing their "fight song," making flags and having an "Orange and Black Day."
It was then onto Rosewood Manor, where Bruce happily posed with the Cup with delighted seniors and children from a nearby school who had been invited to join in the celebrations.
"It is an amazing feeling and privilege to share this history with the community," said Bruce. "I want to bring this trophy and put as many smiles on the faces of fans that I can in one day."
Bruce added that it was special to him to visit the seniors as, having "utmost respect" for his elders, he understands those in care homes can't get out to see the Lions play.
"It is without a doubt, my chance to celebrate with them."
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