Cornish to be Christmas parade marshal

Jon Cornish - Calgary Stampeders
Jon Cornish
— image credit: Calgary Stampeders

If the Calgary Stampeders win the Grey Cup, Jon Cornish won’t be saying “I’m going to Disneyland,” like the Super Bowl star always says, but he could say, “I’m going to New Westminster to be the parade marshal of the Christmas Parade of Lights.”

The Hyack Festival Association has announced the New West native has agreed to be the parade marshal on Saturday, Dec. 1.

This week, Cornish is in Toronto with the Stampeders to take on the hometown Argonauts in the 100th edition of the Grey Cup. While there, he will be the finalist from the West for the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player and Most Outstanding Canadian awards.

Cornish led the league in rushing breaking a 56-year-old record for the most yards by a Canadian in CFL history.

“I am looking forward to returning to my hometown for the CIBC Christmas Parade of Lights and I certainly appreciate the invitation from Hyack to act as honourary parade marshal,” said Cornish in a Hyack press release. “It is always nice to interact with the community and this will be a great chance to hang with the kids and help kick off the Christmas season.”

On Sunday, Cornish rushed for 112 yards on 18 carries as the Stampeders upset the B.C. Lions 34-29 in the West Division final.

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