FALL RIVER: The Grey Cup had many people at the Gordon R. Snow Centre in Fall River mesmerized on Feb. 24.

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VIDEO: Brian Jones says thanks to the community

Brian Jones, a Grand Lake product and Toronto Argonauts wide receiver, brought the chalice that is made of sterling silver and sits at 105-years-old to his home community for a celebration.

“Seeing everyone coming out from the community to see it,” said Jones. “It’s exciting to see. To have this in the community and to see people’s looks on their faces. Everyone is just mesmerized by it, including myself.”

Joey and Mikey Colosimo of Windsor Junction, and Thomas Edwards (right) stand next to Grand Lake’s Brian Jones, who holds the Grey Cup for a photo. (Healey photo)

The Dragons Football alum, who got his start from being scouted during a basketball game by Lockview football coaches, had the Grey Cup for 48 hours.

“It still doesn’t feel real,” said Jones. “It feels like a movie.”

Novalea Pineo plays football with the Lockview High Dragons. It was her second time seeing the cup.

“I think it’s awesome because it gives the community a chance to be able to be included in all of this,” said Jones. “For Brian to bring the Grey Cup here, it’s awesome because in N.S. we don’t get included in all of that.

Lockview High Dragons football player Novalea Pineo (left) and Natasha Pineo (right) stands next to Brian Jones who holds the Grey Cup as the Argonaut wide receiver brought the championship to Fall River on Feb. 24. (Healey photo)

“It gives a lot of opportunity for us as fans, and myself as a player with Lockview, to come out and see it.”

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Ian Avery, president of Dragons Football, was ecstatic to have Jones and the trophy come to the community.

Brian Jones of the Toronto Argonauts signs the helmet he wore when he played with the Dragons Football association. Jones, of Grand Lake, was in Fall River with the Grey Cup on Feb. 24. (Healey photo)

“It’s pretty exciting for Lockview High and the Fall River Minor football program,” he said. “We’re going to cherish Brian’s and the Argos win right now.”

Sam McInnis said seeing the cup was great, but what stuck out for him was all the helmets he wore-Acadia, Lockview High, and Dragons minor football.

“It’s really inspiring,” he said.

With Halifax being bounded about on possibly getting a CFL expansion team in the future, Jones weighed in.

“It would really connect the CFL from coast to coast,” he said. “It would bring the whole country together. I’m definitely pushing for them to do that.”

Members of Lockview High football pose with Dragons Football alum and Grey Cup winner Brian Jones and the Grey Cup during a visit to the Snow Centre in Fall River. (Healey photo)