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Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings seen here in Toronto on November 12, 2005, perform on Vancouver as part of the Grey Cup festivities. (Donald Weber / The Globe & Mail/Donald Weber / The Globe & Mail)
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings seen here in Toronto on November 12, 2005, perform on Vancouver as part of the Grey Cup festivities. (Donald Weber / The Globe & Mail/Donald Weber / The Globe & Mail)

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Didn’t land tickets to the big game this weekend?

There’s plenty of action happening out of bounds, including the Scotiabank Football Experience, where you can throw like a pro, make a field goal, meet favourite CFL players, then dream big as you have your photo taken with the Grey Cup.

Or head for Jack Poole Plaza, where you can work on your CFL cheers, get pumped up with live music by Dal Richards, the Langley Ukulele Ensemble and the Knots, then fuel up at a Vancouver Fire Fighters BBQ.

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Don’t know your downs from your backfields? Skip the sports and catch homegrown Glee star Cory Monteith as he leads more than 100 dancers, floats, and marching bands at the Grey Cup Festival Parade; or enjoy a pancake breakfast and live music by Hey Ocean!, Said the Whale, the Zolas and more at the Telus StreetFest.

Then step out of the rain and catch live music by high-octane funk band Sharon Jones and the Dap Kids, B.C. blues legend Colin James, Jim Byrnes with the Sojourners, indie faves the Odds and more at Molson Canadian House before watching the Lions claim the cup.

The Grey Cup Festival runs through Sunday. For more info, visit 2011greycupfestival.ca.

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