Watson, left, and Nenshi. Photo via jimwatsonottawa.ca.
As the Ottawa Redblacks are set to face the Calgary Stampeders for the Grey Cup title on Sunday in Edmonton, Mayor Jim Watson has set his customary bet with Calgary’s mayor Naheed Nenshi.
“The losing Mayor will raise the winning team’s flag, wear their jersey at Council, donate $3 dollars (sic) per point scored to the winning city’s food bank and host winning team Mayor for a feast of iconic local food,” Watson tweeted on Tuesday.
The cheesy #GreyCup bet with @nenshi is on! The losing Mayor will raise the winning team's flag, wear their jersey at Council, donate $3 dollars per point scored to the winning city's food bank and host winning team Mayor for a feast of iconic local food. Bring it home #RNation!— Jim Watson (@JimWatsonOttawa) November 20, 2018
The last time Ottawa made the Grey Cup was also the last time Watson made such a bet with Nenshi — the latter ended up losing and had to wear a Redblacks jersey to a city council meeting, as well as made a donation to the Ottawa Food Bank. Nenshi also sent Watson some donuts.
Turns out it's very expensive to ship fresh doughnuts. Umm... anyone going to Ottawa any time soon who could deliver a parcel for me? :-) https://t.co/DizHwgN9ll— Naheed Nenshi (@nenshi) December 5, 2016