12th Annual CFL Alumni Golf Tournament – May 27/28, 2010 – Medicine Hat Alberta

The very first tournament was initiated because the Alumni were planning a meeting in SE Alberta and decided that because they were going to be here anyway they wanted to do something good for the community. Hence the Golf Tournament was formed.

Typically most guys are from the surrounding area. But with the newly formed CFL Alumni Association we are making every effort to help support the event by getting the message out to ALL of our membership across North America.

Thursday – May 27, 2010

Welcome Mixer – Meet and Greet (Evening)

(thank you to sponsors and registered golfers)

Friday – May 28, 2010

Registration – Pre Golf lunch

Golf – on course BBQ

Banquet

Here is what will be provided to all CFL Alumni:

Registration

Accommodations – Shared hotel for Thursday and Friday nights.

Meals – Thursday night, Friday lunch, on course BBQ, Friday dinner (prime rib)

Return transfers from the Hotel to the mixer, as needed and to the golf course as well.

Eligible for all prizes and draws.

Other information

Travel to Medicine Hat is not included

Friday breakfast is not included

Introduction at the post golf banquet (lots of fun and entertainment)

All CFL Alumni are introduced at the banquet by a speaker elected to represent their team!

Dinner is provided at the banquet directly after golf on the Friday. All Alumni are eligible for all prizes and draws at the tournament.

NOTE: Any CFL related prize donations would be much appreciated.

Please contact Holly Stadnicki, Executive Director, United Way Southern Alberta

403-526-5544 or holly@utdway.ca

Tickets to Touchdown Atlantic sold out

March 25, 2010

CFL.ca Staff

MONCTON, N.B. — The public sale of tickets for Scotiabank Touchdown Atlantic is a sellout after a mere 32 hours, the Canadian Football League (CFL) just announced.

“Apart from a small number of tickets that have been held for minor football associations and bus trips from out-of-town, the game has sold out, and it has sold out in virtually no time at all,” said Commissioner Mark Cohon.

“As proud as we are of the Edmonton Eskimos and Toronto Argonauts who will play in Moncton this Fall, it’s fair to say the real stars of Scotiabank Touchdown Atlantic are already the football fans of Atlantic Canada.”

A capacity crowd of more than 20,000 fans is expected when the Argos and Eskimos meet September 26th at 1:00 AT at the new Stade Moncton Stadium on the campus of the Universite de Moncton.

More than 13,000 tickets were sold yesterday during a one-day pre-sale available to fans who registered in advance at http://www.CFL.ca/TouchdownAtlantic.

Thousands more were snapped up today within hours of them going on sale to the general public.

That leaves a small amount that have been set aside for minor football organizations in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, so they can use them for fundraising, as well as a small number to be sold as part of bus excursions from Charlottetown, Halifax, Fredericton and Saint John.

“We really want our game to have a positive impact on kids who play the game for fun across the region, and we also want to ensure fans from across Atlantic Canada can attend, even if they couldn’t get to Moncton on their own,” Cohon said.

Fans interested in one of those bus packages can contact Sports and Entertainment Atlantic by calling 1-902-444-3773 or visiting http://www.seatlantic.ca.

Fans will also have chances to win tickets through contests and promotional opportunities that will be announced in the coming weeks, along with details from the local organizing committee for the Scotiabank Touchdown Atlantic festival weekend.

Plans are underway to ensure the game caps a weekend of entertainment, food and football, including high school and university games, a street festival, tailgate party and a lot more.

“On behalf of the CFL Board of Governors, our fans across Canada, and the Argos and Eskimos, I want to thank our fans in Moncton and across Atlantic Canada for this tremendous show of support,” Cohon said.

“We’re quite confident that the first regular season CFL game in Atlantic Canada will be one of the most memorable events of the year for the region and our league. And we can’t wait for football season and Scotiabank Touchdown Atlantic.”

http://cfl.ca/article/tickets-to-touchdown-atlantic-sold-out

‘Jump early’ for CFL tickets

By Cole Hobson
Times & Transcript Staff

The countdown to Moncton football fever is on.

Today is the last day to register for the pre-sale of tickets for the historic Canadian Football League matchup in Moncton between the Edmonton Eskimos and Toronto Argonauts on Sept. 26.

Individuals and families can be the first to buy tickets by registering at CFL.ca/TouchdownAtlantic for a special 24-hour online pre-sale that will take place tomorrow at 10 a.m. Registration for the pre-sale closes tonight at midnight.

Following the pre-sale, tickets will be going on sale to the general public starting on Thursday at 10 a.m.

“I think people that are looking for tickets should be jumping early,” said Ian Fowler, Moncton’s general manager of Recreation, Parks, Tourism, and Culture. “I wouldn’t want to set any false expectations that it’s going to sell out in the first day, but I think sales are going to be brisk and if people are thinking of going and looking for some of the best seats they should get out early.”

Despite what he says is a large buzz around the game in this region, Fowler reassures people there will be seats of all varieties available for people, whether or not they register for the pre-sale.

“Come Thursday tickets go on sale for the general public, there’s going to be good seats available at all price points, even though the pre-sale is taking place,” he said.

Tickets to the game are available for $29, $49, $59, $69 and $79. The most expensive tickets are those located at midfield, while those in the endzones are the cheapest.

Jamie Dykstra, communications director for the CFL, said interest in the game appears high and he expects pre-sale tickets to sell out quickly.

“Even though the game is six months away there certainly is a lot of hype about this one,” he said. “It’s been great and we’ve also seen a lot of good feedback and interest from fans in Toronto and even as far away as Edmonton that are contemplating looking to make it out for the game.”

Anyone who registers at the website in advance will be sent an e-mail with a code and a link which will allow them to take part in the pre-sale. The pre-sale is only available for online purchase and there is a limit of 8 tickets per registrant, Dykstra said.

While there will be tickets reserved for the general public, Dykstra said the majority of tickets are available for the pre-sale and participating in that is the best way to ensure you will able to attend.

“It’s always hard to tell, but we think these tickets will sell pretty quickly,” he said.

It was also announced yesterday that Scotiabank will be the title sponsor for what will be the first-ever regular season CFL game in Atlantic Canada. The weekend-long festival, named Scotiabank Touchdown Atlantic, is expected to include a variety of pregame events, including high school and university level football games in advance of the Sunday afternoon main event.

“Scotiabank Touchdown Atlantic features two of our flagship franchises and is a celebration of our league and the many football fans across Atlantic Canada,” said CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon. “And now this event features one of the league’s great partners with a strong history in the region dating back to 1832.”

“We are thrilled to be a part of Atlantic Canada’s football fever for the fall game,” added Peter Bessey, Scotiabank Senior Vice-President, Atlantic Region.

“Scotiabank has a longstanding association with the CFL and many of its teams across Canada. This partnership is a natural extension of these outstanding relationships as well as the bank’s deep roots in communities across Atlantic Canada.”

The game is taking place at the currently under construction Stade Moncton 2010 Stadium, a 10,000-seat venue which is being modified to hold over 20,000 spectators for the football game.

Kickoff is still months away, but excitement is quickly reaching new highs.

“Tickets for Scotiabank Touchdown Atlantic are expected go fast so we encourage our fans to take advantage of the pre-sale opportunity on March 24,” Cohon said.

* When tickets go on sale on Thursday to the general public, they will be available at the Moncton Coliseum box office, by calling 506-857-4100 or 888-720-5600 or by visiting CFL.ca/TouchdownAtlantic.

Special Insurance Coverage for Alumni

Through the efforts of Don Taylor, BC Lions Alumni Presidents the CFLAA would like to make you aware of interesting insurance coverage Diagnostic and Specialist Access Insurance (DSAI). This specialized insurance allows Insured members who are placed on a medical wait-list greater than 21 days expedited access to diagnostic examinations (MRI and CT scans) and Specialist consultations. Underwritten by Industrial Alliance Pacific Insurance and Financial Services Inc., DSAI is available as an employer group benefit in Western Canada and Ontario.

The company will donate a portion of premiums (5%) to the CFL Dire Needs Fund. The cost is will between $11.60 – $14.50 per month depending on number of members who sign up.

Please visit their website http://www.pacific-first.com and click on the CFLAA logo for more information.

Ismail named announcer for PBR bull riding

March 18, 2010

THE CANADIAN PRESS

NEW YORK — Former CFL and NFL receiver Rocket Ismail has a new job as a television announcer for bull riding.

Ismail, who began his pro career with the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts before heading to the NFL, will serve as a correspondent for some of the Professional Bull Riders telecasts on cable channel Versus. He became interested in the sport when he took part in “Ty Murray’s Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge” on CMT.

Ismail will interview riders about their lives outside of competition, making his debut during Saturday’s broadcast from Fresno, Calif.

The former Notre Dame star played nine seasons in the NFL, making 363 catches for 5,295 yards and 28 touchdowns.