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A good Samaritan saves the Alouettes from the heat wave, with watermelon and Mister Freeze

“No brownies today. When it’s too hot, it’s watermelon and Mister Freeze.”

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Montrealer Heather Lowengren has been part of the Alouettes entourage for many years.

“Maybe 15 or 20 years,” she says.

At least once a week, she shows up at practice with carefully prepared treats for the players. Galettes, cakes and, by popular demand, its famous brownies.

On Wednesday, in the middle of a heat wave, Ms. Lowengren instead showed up with a generous portion of watermelon, obviously already sliced, then a shipment of frozen treats. A real blessing for those who sweated profusely when the Humidex index exceeded 40 degrees.

“It’s greatly appreciated, especially on a hot day like this,” testified offensive lineman Pier-Olivier Lestage, after more than two hours spent under the sun on the training ground located between the Olympic Stadium and Stade Saputo.

An established relationship

Receiver Kaion Julien-Grant, currently injured in a hand, is another who greatly appreciates the generosity of Ms. Lowengren. To thank her, he also gave her a cap on Wednesday.

“It’s crazy to have her with us, we always look forward to finding her,” he said. There is what she cooks or what she obviously brings, but it is also a relationship of friendship that we have with her.

Julien-Grant, who is among the players sold to brownies, has been training with his teammates and says it’s only a matter of time before his hand is healed.

Cody Fajardo leaving

A presence against the Argonauts (9-1), this Saturday in Toronto, would be very surprising for Julien-Grant. Quarterback Cody Fajardo, who looked like a kid with his red Mister Freeze in his hand after practice, will also be the Alouettes’ starter (6-5), according to what we have seen. during daily rehearsals.

A good Samaritan saves the Alouettes from the heat wave, with watermelon and Mister Freeze

If the Argos are logically favorites to win this next game, the Alouettes will try to take advantage of the fact that the Toronto team was limited to a very short leave after defeating the Tiger-Cats by the score of 41 to 28, Monday, in Hamilton .