WINNIPEG — The Canadian Football Hall of Fame, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the CFL are pleased to announce that the 2012 Canadian Football Hall of Fame Weekend will be held in Winnipeg from Nov. 1-3.
“We are very pleased to be coming back to Winnipeg to create a great partnership for this year’s Induction weekend,” said Mark DeNobile, Executive Director of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum.
“Winnipeg hosted the 2009 induction and we are extremely fortunate to work with them again. I would like to personally thank the team of Jim Bell Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, Jerry Maslowsky Vice-President of Marketing and Colinne Dowbyhuz Event Services for their ongoing contribution to this event.”
“The Winnipeg Blue Bombers Football Club is thrilled to be hosting the 2012 Canadian Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies,” said Blue Bomber President/CEO Garth Buchko.
“With the support of the Blue Bomber Alumni Group, we know that this event will be a resounding success and we’re looking forward to celebrating the members of the 2012 Hall of Fame class”. We invite everyone who loves this great league and its proud tradition to join us here in Winnipeg to take part in this celebration.”
The 2012 inductees are Jack Abendschan, Damon Allen, Eric Lapointe, Milton (Milt) Stegall, and Harvey (Tyrone) Jones (posthumously) in the Player category. David Braley and Peter Connellan have been selected in the Builder category.The new inductees will bring the total Hall of Fame members to 258.