Labour Day Classic

Labour Day Classic

Labour Day Classic

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The Labour Day Classic is a particular week of the Canadian Football League schedule that is played over the Labour Day weekend. This particular weekend, typically the tenth or eleventh week in the season, is known for its fixtures that do not change from year to year, unlike other weeks of the CFL schedule. It is also only one of two weeks (the Thanksgiving Day Classic being the other) in the CFL schedule that the league plays on a Monday. Scotiabank is the event's presenting sponsor as of 2011.

As of 2010, the current Labour Day weekend matchups involve the Winnipeg Blue Bombers visiting the Saskatchewan Roughriders on the day before Labour Day, while on Labour Day itself, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are at home against the Toronto Argonauts while the Edmonton Eskimos visit the Calgary Stampeders. Due to scheduling conflicts, the Tiger-Cats will host the Montreal Alouettes in this game for the 2011 season.

Some of the teams wear special uniforms if they play at home, for example:Calgary - black jerseySaskatchewan - retro green jerseyHamilton - yellow jersey

Although not associated with the Labour Day Classic, the week after Labour Day often has a repeat match-up of the Bombers vs Roughriders (see Banjo Bowl), Stampeders vs Eskimos (see Battle of Alberta), and Tiger-Cats vs Argonauts, (a rivalry which began in 1873) with home field advantage now to the team that did not have it during the Labour Day weekend. While...
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