Airdrie Football Society putting on Airdrie Bowl events again
For the second straight year, the Airdrie Football Society (AFS) will be in charge of the off-the-field activities during this year’s Airdrie Bowl game, which will be taking place between the Bert Church Chargers and the George McDougall Mustangs at East Lake Athletic Park on Oct. 5 at 3 p.m.
“I think having a variety of different things there at the game helps to add to the experience for the people that are going to view the match,” Airdrie Football Society President Grant Currie said.
The Airdrie Football Society, which was formed two years ago to help promote football in Airdrie, took over the promotional aspect of the Airdrie Bowl prior to last year’s game, which saw a piper bring on the teams before the game among other things.
“We talked to the City about taking it on, as they were in charge of what happened with the game before, and they told us to go for it,” Currie said. “We just took it and ran with it, and we will be doing some similar things again this year.”
The local Airdrie Air Cadets will be this year’s colour guard for the pre-game ceremonies, while the AFS will be in charge of a food booth and a food drive.