Join Our First March to the Stadium

We weren’t joking when we asked you to book the whole afternoon off.  June 6th is the launch date for Winnipeg’s Canadian Premiere League team and our first ever march to the stadium will depart Nicolino’s Restaurant at 1:30 pm . Come early for beer and pizza and then join us as we march in full voice to the stadium for the very first time. We know it will be tough to come out in the middle of the work day, but we hope you join us to show the rest of Canada what Winnipeg support means.  You won’t want to miss this, and we don’t want you to miss it either. All are welcome (seriously — bring anyone you can), even if you can’t RSVP. It will help us immensely in our planning however if you can let us know if […]

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Get Behind the New Tradition

With the tremendous run of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets long playoff run, still fresh in our minds, a new journey within the Winnipeg professional sporting world is set to begin with the Canadian Premier League June 6th. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will announce the team name, colors, and ticket prices. As the “White Out” rallied Winnipeggers for a common cause of seeing the Winnipeg Jets go for a deep playoff run, we as soccer fans of a new professional team in this city can take some inspiration and lessons as we embark on our exciting new journey. The enthusiasm shown by Jets fans during the playoffs is a testament to this city’s passion for supporting their sports teams in both poor and great times. Before the 2017-2018 season, the Winnipeg Jets had only qualified for the playoffs once since returning for […]

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We Have Work To Do

I spent most of Sunday morning still basking in the euphoria of Friday’s CPL launch. After long delays, many of us joked that the day might never come, but in recent weeks we started seeing indications that an official launch was near. While frustrating at times, in the end the wait was worth it. Along with the new website and branding, an official confirmation of a Spring 2019 league kick off made this suddenly feel very real. We have less than a year which means it is time to get busy!  If your plan to support this league involves buying season tickets next year and cheering loudly in the stands, that is fantastic.  But there are many important ways we can all help out now. It is vital that we keep the conversation going.  If you haven’t already followed the […]

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We Are Many, We Are One.

At 5:00 am CDT, the Canadian Premier League announced exactly who they are with a new website, league emblem, and a manifesto that are reflective of our Canadian identity. With a Manifesto that embodies Canadian strength, grit and determination, and confirmation that the league will kick off Spring 2019, there is a lot to be excited about. Check it all out at canpl.ca  and join the conversation on Twitter! 0

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It’s Getting Closer!

As the days go by, the weather finally getting warmer, the snow melting off the pitch, I can’t help but get excited with anticipation of the 2019 season. With the impending announcements from around the country that are bound to start making news in the coming weeks, we as supporter organizations are in a unique position with the Canadian Premier League and its clubs! I can see the excitement building within Red River Rising, supporters starting to come out to pub nights, concepts of the possible crests, badges, and kits being designed, shared and discussed, it is hard to contain one’s self from feeling like a school aged child waiting for Christmas break. The Winnipeg football club is starting to embrace our organization as well, starting off as a tightly sealed treasure chest holding their cards close to their chest, […]

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