October 26, 2012 - Gatineau, Quebec – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is joined by Mark Cohon, Commissioner of the Canadian Football League, at the unveiling of the design of Canada’s new ePassport October 26, 2012.
The pair posed with the Grey Cup, the top prize of Canadian professional football.
The Cup, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in November 2012, is one of the many iconic Canadian images featured in the design of the new ePassport. (It will appear as part of the "Moments in Canadian Sports" theme on pages 28-29.)
This theme celebrates two of Canada’s most popular sports, with young football players honing their skills in the foreground and the Grey Cup in the background on the left page. The right page shows another iconic Canadian sports scene: children playing pond hockey on a crisp winter day; the Stanley Cup is shown in the background.