One More Reason To Visit Canada: Stephen Colbert Day

John Gray, the mayor of Oshawa, Ontario, lost a hockey bet with comedian Stephen Colbert, and now must declare March 20th, his own birthday, “Stephen Colbert Day.”

After discovering that a Michigan team in the Ontario Hockey League, called the Saginaw Spirit, had named their mascot Steagle Colbeagle — in tribute to Colbert — the faux news pundit started rooting for them.

On Friday night the Spirit were matched against the Oshawa Generals. If the Spirit lost, Colbert would’ve been required to wear an Oshawa jersey on his show. However, the Saginaw team was victorious, winning 5-4.

In an interview with the Gray on “The Colbert Report,” the host said: “Oh that’s right, it’s your birthday. How old are you going to be? Old enough to know better than to take on Stephen Colbert?”

In response, the mayor said: “Hopefully in the future, yes.”