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STATEMENT | Postponement of Toronto game

STATEMENT | Postponement of Toronto game

Elks committed to health and safety of players, coaches, and staff

EDMONTON – Following the Canadian Football League's Sunday night announcement that the Edmonton Elks and Toronto Argonauts game scheduled for Thursday, August 26 had been postponed, please see the following statement from the Edmonton Elks Football Club:

The Edmonton Elks would like to thank the Canadian Football League for their continued support, as we collectively work through the challenges presented by multiple Elks players testing positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. We continue to work with the CFL on rescheduling options for our game against the Toronto Argonauts.
While finding a new date for our game in Toronto is important, it comes secondary to the health and safety of our players, coaches, and staff. Our Elks medical staff is working diligently in collaboration with the CFL's Chief Medical Officers and public health officials to ensure we are taking all the steps necessary to ensure our collective health. Enhanced testing is ongoing to make sure our team is healthy and we can return to play when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we are preparing virtually for our next game.
We continue to have conversations internally on how we can make improvements in mitigating our risk moving forward. We are committed to taking every step necessary in this regard, which will ultimately allow us to make Edmonton and our fans proud on the field.
Evan Daum
Evan Daum Manager, Communications & Media Relations, Edmonton Elks Football Club


About The Edmonton Elks Football Club

The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. 

The club, officially renamed the Elks in June of 2021, has a tradition of excellence having won 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015). Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focussed on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.

The Edmonton Elks Football Club
The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium
11000 Stadium Road
Edmonton, AB
T5H 4E2