OTD: Ti-Cats lose by one point in famed ‘Fog Bowl’

On today’s date in 1962, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats by one point in the 50th Grey Cup, which became known as the “Fog Bowl.”

The game began the previous day, on Dec. 1, at Toronto’s Exhibition Stadium, a multi-purpose venue that formerly stood at Exhibition Place (where BMO Field now stands). The contest was halted with 9:29 seconds remaining in the final quarter due to heavy lakefront fog. The Blue Bombers were leading 28-27.

The game was completed the following day, on Dec. 2, after the fog dissipated. The Blue Bombers eventually won 28-27.

To read more about the famed “Fog Bowl,” click here for a story from Alan Christie, who watched the game on TV alongside his father.

The Ti-Cats coin

The Tiger-Cats coin (reverse shown) honours the team’s 15 Grey Cup Championships.


In 2012, the Royal Canadian Mint issued an eight-coin set to mark the 100th Grey Cup (where the Toronto Argonauts beat the Calgary Stampeders 35-22). As part of the set, each team—the Tiger-Cats, Blue Bombers, Stampeders, Argonauts, BC Lions, Montreal Alouettes, Edmonton Eskimos, and Ottawa Roughriders—was commemorated on a 25-cent coin issued alongside a pair of stamps issued by Canada Post.

The 25-cent commemorative coin salutes Hamilton’s 15 Grey Cup Championships in 29 appearances—a legacy that continues to inspire the team and its fans to this day.

With a weight of 12.61 grams, the cupro-nickel coin has a 35-millimetre diameter and features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. Filip Mroz, of Bensimon Byrne, designed the reverse.

Leave a Reply

Canadian Coin News


Canadian Coin News is Canada's premier source of information about coins, notes and medals.

Although we cover the entire world of numismatics, the majority of our readers are Canadian, and we concentrate on the unique circumstances surrounding collecting in our native land.

Send Us Your Event

Running an event? Send it to us and we will display it on Canadian Coin News!

Submit Event →

Subscribe To 26 Issues For Just $59.99/year

Subscribe today to receive Canada's premier coin publication. Canadian Coin News is available in both paper and digital forms.

Subscribe Now

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.