Football Ticket? Check. Banjo? Check. Donation to Harvest?

Winnipeg Blue Bomber fans party outside Mosaic Stadium before the Canadian Football League game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Regina September 5, 2010. REUTERS/Fred Greenslade (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

Besides bringing your banjo to Sunday’s Blue Bombers/Roughriders rematch, take a look in your pantry for a non-perishable food item to donate to Winnipeg Harvest.

The food bank will be on location at Canad Inns Stadium prior to the afternoon kick off collecting food and cash donations as part of the “Bring a Tin for the Bin” campaign.

The most wanted food items to help fight hunger in Manitoba include …

  • Canned Fish, (tuna & salmon) and Poultry (chicken & turkey) in water
  • Baby Food and Formula
  • Canned Vegetables or Fruit
  • Canned Stew, Chili, Brown Beans
  • Peanut Butter-(light)
  • Dry Pasta
  • Rice
  • Canned Pasta/Spaghetti Sauce
  • Cereal
  • Canned Soup

Sunday’s Banjo Bowl game between Winnipeg and Saskatchewan is at noon. Tickets are already sold out, but you can still catch starting QB Steven Jyles and the rest of the Blue and Gold on TSN and CJOB.

The game may be on Sunday, but an entire weekend of festivities are planned.

See the complete schedule below:

Friday, September 10th

Upperdeck Sports Bar, McPhillips Station Casino

6pm Start Time
Blue Bomber Players in attendance
Blue Lightning Dance Team Autograph Calendar Session
Mascot Appearances
Blue Bomber Exclusive Autographed Prize Draws
Food & Beverage Promotions
Half Time Contestants for Sept 12th chosen from those in attendance
Hosted by Power 97’s Wheeler

Saturday, September 11th

Canad Inns Stadium

“Family Day” brought to you by Manitoba Lotteries. Enter through Gate 1 beginning at 9:30am.
Blue Bomber Walk-Through at 10:15am
President’s BBQ – Free Hotdogs to the first 500 fans served by Blue Bomber President, Jim Bell
Dunk-a-Roughrider Dunk Tank and Free Pictures taken with the Banjo Bowl – donations accepted for United Way
Bomber Store – Banjo Bowl Specials all weekend long up to 50% off
Live remote, Power 97 on location from 11am-2pm
Blue Bomber Autograph Session on field following walk-through
Football Drills and Skills for all ages on field
McDonald’s Inflatable’s and Mascot
Free children’s face painting
Blue Bomber Mascots

Sunday, September 12th

7th Annual Manitoba Lotteries Banjo Bowl – SOLD OUT!
Noon kickoff
Doors open at 10:30am for Season Ticket Holders/11am General Public
First 15,000 fans receive a Free Blue Bomber/Manitoba Lotteries Car Flag
Gibson’s Finest Fan Experience set up by Gate 6
Winnipeg Police Band playing on the west side prior to kickoff
CJOB broadcasting live in front of the Bomber Store
Power 97’s Power Chair Greeters
Buskers around the stadium prior to kickoff including banjo players
Manitoba Lotteries Half Time Show – Hoedown Showdown

— With files from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers