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10-26-2012, 11:19 AM
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bytownbrass
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Ottawa Highlanders name

I put to you that Ottawa's other infantry regiment, Governor General's Foot Guards, has a greater claim to connections to Lansdowne Park and the Ottawa Football Club than the Camerons. The GGFG was also stationed at Lansdowne Park, but during both WW1 and WW2. The GGFG Band performed concerts in the park since it's formation before 1900 and during the CCEA years. The GGFG Band was also the band of the Roughriders for many years following WW2 until about 1980 and performed at all home games as well as some away games. The band performed for the opening ceremonies of the Grey Cup in Ottawa. The OFC's colour party was made up of serving and former members of the GGFG through the Roughriders and Renegades eras. A serving member of the GGFG played for the Ottawa Renegades for several years ( I forget his name.)
I suggest the name of the new club be the "Ottawa Sharpshooters", which was the name of a GGFG contingent that fought in the North West Rebellion. It's a more sports oriented name.

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