14 Results for tag: CFL Ottawa Alumni Association

CFLAA Legends Luncheon

Fans are invited to meet, greet and share a meal with some of the CFL’s greatest legends of all time while honouring the beloved history of the Canadian Football League. At this unique Festival event, guests will be seated among the CFL alumni, giving them the opportunity to dine with former players and hear their tales from the line of scrimmage ... More


Former Ottawa Rough Rider gave back to the game at every level Thursday, November 23, 2017 — OTTAWA -- A life marked by a devotion to football and a willingness to help others was honoured this evening with the posthumous presentation of the Commissioner’s Award to Rick Sowieta. “A wise man once said that the meaning of life is ... More

3 Easy Ways to Get Into Your Best Shape Ever

By Adam Bisby on November 22, 2017 Is Henry Burris still known as “Smilin’ Hank”? He sure is, but these days it’s about more than his pearly whites and infectious grin. A year after going out on top as a Grey Cup champion, Henry keeps smiling by staying active and healthy. Like many guys, his busy work schedule and family life makes ... More

Avery, Calcutt to be inducted into Canadian Football Hall of Fame

November 15, 2017 Ottawa REDBLACKS The Football Reporters of Canada have announced their 2017 inductees into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Well-known Ottawa radio broadcasters Jeff Avery and Ernie Calcutt will be inducted during an FRC ceremony before the 105th Grey Cup game in the nation’s capital. Avery, a former Ottawa ... More

November 2017 Edition – CFL Ottawa Alumni Association Newsletter

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For CFL legend Tony Gabriel, The Catch leads to The Crutch

September 18th, 2017 Scott Radley - Hamilton Spectator Decades later his winning catch is still one of the most famous plays in league history. He'd caught this pass before. The touchdown grab he made in the final seconds of the 1976 Grey Cup game won his Ottawa Rough Riders the title, and cemented his reputation as one of the legends of Canadian ... More


Wilder Jr., Singleton and Spencer named Shaw CFL Top Performers Tuesday, September 19, 2017 — TORONTO (September 19th, 2017) – James Wilder Jr., Alex Singleton and Diontae Spencer were named the Shaw CFL Top Performers of the Week for Week 13 of the CFL’s 2017 season. The three players were chosen by a panel of judges who independently send ... More

CFL Alumni Rick Sowieta Passes Away

August 26th, 2017 CFL Alumni  Rick Sowieta fought a courageous battle against cancer but succumbed to this insidious disease today. He played 10 years in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts and the Ottawa Rough Riders.  Rick was a three time CFL Eastern All Star (1980, 1983, and 1985) playing linebacker.   Rick and his wife Jenny have made the ... More

Rough Rider great Jerry “Soupy” Campbell passes away

August 9th, 2017 Ottawa REDBLACKS The Ottawa REDBLACKS and the CFL Ottawa Alumni Association are mourning the loss of Ottawa Rough Rider great Jerry “Soupy” Campbell, he was 73. After joining the Rough Riders from Calgary during the 1968 season, Soupy went on to win his first of three Grey Cup with Ottawa that season. He would ... More

Jeff Avery and Russ Jackson named recipients of CFL 2017 Alumni Man of the Year Award

August 4, 2017 Ottawa REDBLACKS OTTAWA-GATINEAU – Ottawa Rough Rider Alumni members Jeff Avery and Russ Jackson have been named co-winners of the CFL 2017 Alumni Man of the Year Award, Leo Ezerins, Executive Director of the CFL Alumni Association (CFLAA), announced Friday. The CFLAA will present this prestigious award to these ... More