November 29, 2018
McInnes Cooper congratulates Schooners Sports and Entertainment (SSE), formerly Maritime Football Limited Partnership, on the announcement of Atlantic Canada’s potential Canadian Football League team name – the Atlantic Schooners.
The announcement took place during the 106th Grey Cup in Edmonton at the annual East Coast Kitchen Party, which was live-streamed to fans across the country. The Schooner name pays homage to the Atlantic Region’s long and storied maritime history and beat out other suggestions such as the Atlantic Convoy, Storm and Admirals.
As legal counsel for the SSE ownership group, McInnes Cooper’s David Wallace was proud to join SSE’s founding partners (Anthony LeBlanc, Gary Drummond and Bruce Bowser) as well as CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie on stage during the live announcement. LeBlanc introduced Wallace as a key person in the process, not only as legal counsel but as an operations lead.
The Atlantic Schooners would be the CFL’s 10th team, and would make the CFL a truly national league from coast-to-coast.
Over 5,000 fans have shown their support for the franchise and proposed stadium in Halifax by securing advanced season ticket deposits. The deposits place fans on a priority list for season ticket membership and seat selection on a first come, first served basis.
Congratulations SSE on this important step towards bringing a potential CFL franchise to Atlantic Canada!
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