On today’s date in 2000, the BC Lions defeated the Montreal Alouettes 28-26 in the 88th Grey Cup game, which was held at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alta.
After finishing 8-10 in the regular season, the BC Lions would become the first CFL team to win the Grey Cup with a regular season record below .500.
2012 COIN & STAMP SET
In 2012, Canada Post and the Royal Canadian Mint issued a joint set, including two stamps (Scott #2568 and #2569) and eight coins, to commemorate the 100th Grey Cup, which took place that year (the Toronto Argonauts beat the Stampeders 35-22). As part of the set, each team—the Lions, Stampeders, Argonauts, Blue Bombers, Alouettes, Eskimos, Tiger-Cats and Roughriders—was commemorated on a 25-cent coin that was issued alongside a pair of stamps.
The stamps depict the Grey Cup dividing a retro CFL player to the left and a modern CFL player to the right, and former Lions’ kicker Lui Passaglia, who won his team the 1994 Grey Cup with a last-second field goal in front of hometown fans.
The 2000 Grey Cup was Passaglia’s final game.