Words by: Sheila Kelly
As you probably know by now, Saskatchewan and the Grey Cup – Hope and Heartbreak, Saskatchewan and the Grey Cup – The Winning Years, and Saskatchewan and the Grey Cup: A Community Embrace comprise a series of three 6-minute vignettes that feature the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club’s involvement in “the Big Game” over the years as Grey Cup participants, champions and hosts. Produced by the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame with funding provided by the Community Initiatives Fund and Fire Cube Video, these vignettes are the perfect length to capture the interest and attention of our visitors, and provide the SSHF with a tremendous opportunity to showcase the Roughrider permanent collection and involve many of our inductees.
Originally produced to be premiered during Grey Cup week, we were more than a little smug about the fact that the vignettes are now only historically correct to November 17, 2013. In the weeks following Grey Cup Fire Cube Video has been busy putting together additional footage of the festivities, the game itself, and the memories and experiences of some of those individuals who were in the thick of things.
One of these individuals is Richie Hall, Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers Coach, who has been involved in three of the four Grey Cups won by the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club. The interview was pretty awesome as Richie had a lot to share. So much so that we thought we would release the whole interview (in its original raw cut) because, unfortunately, we know that only a few select sound bites will make it into the final reworked versions of Saskatchewan and the Grey Cup.
We anticipate that post-production on the vignettes will be completed within the next couple of weeks and the revised versions will be available to our visiting public by late January. At the present time the vignettes are only available for viewing within the SSHF galleries due to copyright permissions. Stop by and check them out. It’s the perfect way to fill a lunch break.
In the meantime, sit back and relax and enjoy the insights into the Grey Cup wins of the Saskatchewan Roughriders as recalled by Richie Hall.
The SSHF thanks Richie for granting access for our interview and gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Community Initiatives Fund to make this project a reality.