Wednesday, November 25, 2009

And so it begins...

The Gaels have a full schedule of activities today with preparation meetings scheduled this morning and then a 1:00pm media conference. In the afternoon, Queen's will hit the practice field for the first time in Quebec - and see PEPS Stadium up close and personal.

Tommy (Equipment Manager) has already taken his crew along with Dave Ross (Head Trainer) to the stadium to get ready for this afternoon's practice and do some laundry from yesterday's practice in Kingston.

Everyone in Quebec has been very helpful and from my point of view the Host Committee seems to have everything well planned on site. We are hearing that they have organized a huge Tailgate Party and will be shutting down a major street close to "Old Quebec City" on Thursday/Friday. This should be quite an experience - people from across the country rave about the "Laval" tailgate experience and we saw a glimpse of it last week at Richardson Stadium.

I'm about to start my preparation for today's media conference - I'll check in later today with more updates and highlights from the conference.

- Michael Grobe (Communications & Sports Information)