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!

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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 want to update everyone on the Spirit of Edmonton, powered by United Construction Company, and our plans for another great event during the 106th Grey Cup Festival being held in our hometown this November!

Our committee has been working all year planning our evening hospitality room as well as the two breakfasts we will be hosting this year.

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The Spirit of Edmonton United Construction Company Hospitality room will be held at The Westin Hotel, 10135-100 St, 2nd floor main ballroom, opening at 2pm everyday from Thursday November 22nd through Saturday November 24th. As usual, we will have plenty of live entertainment including live bands, dance groups, pipe-bands and of course CFL Cheer teams. We are inviting lots of local entertainers as well as groups from across our great country to perform in what truly is the CFL Fans party headquarters, The Spirit of Edmonton!

Due to popular demand we have added a second breakfast this year! Our tradition is to always host our breakfast on Saturday morning but when the 2000 tickets sold out in 48 hours we decided to host a second breakfast on Friday morning. Check out the link to our breakfast ticket sales to purchase yours today. Both breakfasts will be held in The Shaw Convention Centre, Halls A & B. The doors to both breakfasts open at 8:00am with the entertainment starting shortly after and doesn’t stop until we close the doors at noon. There is a large gathering area on the same level as Halls A&B so get there early as seating 2,000 people will take some time. During the breakfast there will be all types of fantastic entertainment as well as Cheer Team performances and a live auction both days with some fantastic items to win. Friday and Saturday breakfast schedules will be similar and of course the world-famous Sluice Juice will be flowing throughout the morning. After the Saturday breakfast you will be able to step right outside The Shaw Convention Center on to Jasper Avenue and enjoy the 106th Grey Cup parade which begins at noon.

Keep cheering loud and proud for your favorite CFL team and in no time we will all be together again celebrating in the best party room, The Spirit of Edmonton, and enjoying what will be one of the best Grey Cup Festivals ever held!!!

Gerry Haracsi


The Spirit of Edmonton

Grey Cup Committee


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