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Canadian Football Hall of Fame to Celebrate Induction Weekend in Regina / Saskatoon
The Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum and the Saskatchewan Roughriders are pleased to announce that Induction Weekend will take place in Saskatchewan on August 11th through to the 14th. Both Regina and Saskatoon will play host to this years Induction Festivities for the Class of 2010.
“It’s a real honour to have the Induction Ceremony coming to Saskatchewan, especially with this being our Centennial year,” stated Roughrider President/CEO Jim Hopson. “This is a great opportunity for our fans and for all of our Centennial partners.”
Executive Director of the Hall of Fame Mark DeNobile stated that we are very excited about this year’s Class of 2010 which includes;
• Roughrider alumnus Don Narcisse
• Bob Cameron the first Hec Crighton award winner and the first Punter to be Inducted
• All Star Quarterback Tracy Ham who played for Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton and Baltimore
• Defensive stalwart Elfrid Payton
• Legendary Quebec Amateur Builder Joe Pistilli
“We are very pleased to work with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Football Saskatchewan on what we know will be a tremendous event” commented Steve Howse Chairman of the Hall of Fame.
Commissioner Mark Cohon remarked that it's entirely fitting that one of the great celebrations of our game and the people who have made it strong is coming to the great province of Saskatchewan," said CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon.
"The home of Rider Pride for 100 years is also the source of tremendous passion for Canadian football and its place in the history and culture of our country."
The Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum operates as a non-profit registered charity. There are currently a total of 244 Hall of Fame members already inducted in the Hall’s Zone of Champions, which features busts of each member. Located in Hamilton, Ontario since 1963, the Hall is home to more than 30,000 Canadian football artefacts, ranging from equipment and trophies to photos and videos. It’s open to the public year round, Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 to 4:30.
For further information contact:
Mark DeNobile, Executive Director
Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum
Tel: (905) 528-7566
Canadian Football League
Tel: (416) 865-2664
Ryan Whippler – Director of Communications
Sheri Trapp – Communications Coordinator
Tel: (306) 566-4238 Fax (306) 566-4224