Mark Cohon is the commissioner of the Canadian Football League. Follow Mark on Twitter @CanadianCommish.
Dear CFL Fans:
On behalf of our Board of Governors, our teams and all of us at the Canadian Football League, I want to wish you best of the holidays.
I hope you spend this special time of year with those who mean the most to you -- and that it is full of friendship, warmth and peace.
All of us who love the CFL have so much to look forward to in 2012.
The BC Lions had barely started to celebrate their home field Grey Cup win when we launched what is already one of the most remarkable off-seasons in memory.
Next year's CFL season promises to be incredibly exciting, with some compelling new story lines.
And the 100th Grey Cup presents us with a tremendous opportunity to celebrate our history, strengthen our future, and pay tribute to you, our fans, who make everything possible.
But first, I trust that, once the hustle and bustle of the holidays subside, we'll all take a few moments to rest and reflect.
I know when that time comes for me, I will consider how fortunate and grateful I am to contribute to something that means so much to so many Canadians -- and how grateful I am to work on behalf of people as caring, passionate and proud as our fans.
Looking forward to seeing you in our stadiums in the new year, and on the road to the 100th Grey Cup in 2012,