Football returned to relative normal in 1945 following the conclusion of World War II. Two rivals from the pre-war years met once again in the annual Grey Cup, but on this occasion, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers were no match for the Toronto Argonauts. For Winnipeg, it was the worst loss by a western team in the Grey Cup since 1923 when Queen's University routed the Regina Roughriders 54-0.
"Indian" Jack Jacobs was an American and Canadian football player in the National Football League and Western Interprovincial Football Union. He was a charter member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1963.
The Ottawa Trojans were a Canadian football team based in Ottawa, Ontario and competed in the Ontario Rugby Football Union from 1943-1947. After winning the 1947 ORFU championship, the team would merge with the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1948.
The Ontario Tankard is the Southern Ontario provincial championship for men's curling. The winner represents Team Ontario at the Tim Hortons Brier. The tournament is overseen by CurlON.
After a four year absence due to the First World War, the Grey Cup was up for grabs once again as a couple of familiar foes battled for the trophy. The Toronto Varsity Blues defeated the Toronto Argonauts. It was the final time these cross-town rivals challenged each other for the Grey Cup.
Dave West was a Canadian football player who played for the Toronto Argonauts, Calgary Stampeders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Edmonton Eskimos, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Ottawa Rough Riders. He won the Grey Cup with Eskimos in 1954 and 1955, and with the Rough Riders in 1960. He attended the University of Tulsa. West retired to Coquitlam, British Columbia and was working at a school library in 1984.
Harold D. Krebs was a Canadian football player who played for the Edmonton Eskimos, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Toronto Argonauts, Montreal Alouettes and Calgary Stampeders. He won the Grey Cup with the Eskimos in 1956. He played junior football previously for the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen and London Lords. His son, Tom Krebs also played for the Edmonton Eskimos in the 1980s. He was later working in the real estate investment business in Calgary. In 1969, Krebs filed a lawsuit against the Stampeders, alleging that he was forced to play games while injured. He died on June 3, 2019.
The 1927 Macdonald Brier Tankard, the Canadian men's national curling championship, was held March 1–3 at the Granite Club in Toronto. This edition of the Brier would be the first, with it also being the first time it was hosted in Ontario, and the first time it was hosted in Toronto's Granite Club.