The Spirit of Edmonton

The Spirit of Edmonton has grown from a few avid Edmonton Eskimo and CFL football fans in 1973, to a large contingent of dedicated committee members and volunteers. This dedicated team proudly represents and promotes the City of Edmonton as well as the Edmonton Eskimos to the rest of Canada each and every year at the annual Grey Cup Festival. We have been a premier attraction at every Grey Cup Festival for 44 years! We are still one of the only venues at the Grey Cup Festival that offers great entertainment nightly without a cover charge!

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The Spirit has not only grown in size, but also in vision and reach. We still promote our avid support for the Green and Gold and the Grey Cup Championship. However, our enthusiasm and scope has expanded to include promoting the City of Edmonton as a great place to visit, a great place to live, a great place to do business, and of course a great place where sports fans are known to be amongst the best in the world.

Through our very popular Spirit of Edmonton Grey Cup Hospitality Room and the always sold out Spirit of Edmonton Grey Cup Breakfast, the Spirit of Edmonton is there for everyone to experience and enjoy while at the Grey Cup host city.

The Spirit of Edmonton is the place to be.

Come out and join us!

Chairman's Message


I would like to start by thanking our Past Chairman, Keith Keating, for the years of dedication and direction that he provided to ensure that The Spirit of Edmonton is always the BEST event at every Grey Cup.

As I begin my first term as the Chairman of The Spirit of Edmonton I would like to thank the CFL, The City of Edmonton, our Sponsors, Fans, Supporters and The Edmonton Eskimos for their contribution in making the 2016 Grey Cup Festival in Toronto, and especially The Spirit of Edmonton Room, the remarkable success that it is.

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I am excited to say that the planning for both Grey Cup 105 in Ottawa 2017 and Grey Cup 106 in Edmonton 2018, are in full swing.

We are looking forward to hosting our loyal CFL fans in Ottawa this November as we partner with Lowertown Brewpub and Sens House Sports Bar located on the historical Byward Market in downtown Ottawa to bring you all the typical fun & entertainment you have come to expect in The Spirit of Edmonton Room. Things will appear a little different this year as we move away from the traditional hotel ballroom event but the atmosphere and excitement will remain the same as will the familiar faces of the fantastic group that makes up The Spirit of Edmonton Grey Cup Committee. We will be opening as The Spirit Room on Thursday, November 23 and will be hosting all of you loyal CFL supporters Friday and Saturday as well. All times TBD, watch this site and social media for regular updates, including entertainment schedules, cheer team visits and other typical Spirit Room activities.

Not everything is changing this year!

Our famous Spirit of Edmonton Breakfast will be held starting at 8am on Saturday, November 25th. We will be in the Victoria Ballroom in The Marriott Hotel located at 100 Kent St. in downtown Ottawa. Our breakfast will be as great as always and the Sluice Juice will be ready to serve. Tickets are on sale now and will sell out fast. Please click here to purchase your tickets.

On behalf of our entire Spirit of Edmonton Committee I would like to thank all of you; our loyal followers for your continued support, as well as our amazing sponsors, without their help and support, The Spirit wouldn’t be a great as it is!

See You in Ottawa!

Gerry Haracsi

The Spirit of Edmonton


The Spirit of Edmonton Grey Cup Committee not only puts on the best party at Grey Cup, but we are proud to be actively involved with donations and support to our Community and to charities at the host Grey Cup City every year.

Grey Cup Host City Charity - 2014 Grey Cup (Vancouver)

$20,000 raised at the Spirit of Edmonton breakfasts and donated to the BC Lions Courage for Kids.

Grey Cup Host City Charity - 2015 Grey Cup (Winnipeg)

$16,000 raised at Bombers Tackle Bullying.


U of A Golden Bears Athletic Scholarship for Male and Female

Eskimos Related Sponsorship

Edmonton Eskimo Annual Dinner

Edmonton Eskimo Women’s Dinner in Support of Ovarian Cancer Research

National Champion Award Winning Edmonton Eskimo Cheer Team

Edmonton Eskimo Alumni Annual Fundraiser Golf tournament