The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees are champions, but not just because of their 2000 Vanier Cup win against the Regina Rams, 42-39 on Dec. 2.
By Jay Westman
As winter approaches and temperatures tumbled, enrollment at local gyms jumped to near year-highs.
“September and January are the busy months, in general,” says Dwayne Scullion, athletic coordinator for the YMCA at 180 Argyle St.
“In September, there’s around 40 new members a day, at least, signing up. And it will probably be that, if not more in January. January’s the biggest month (for new members), with all the New Year’s resolutions.”
Canada’s other national sport will rock the Corel Centre this winter for the first time as slapshots and ice skates give way to lacrosse sticks and running shoes.
Without a team to call their own and NFL games ruling Sunday night television, the Grey Cup has become meaningless for a majority of Centretown football fans.