WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBER ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
2015 is going to be an exciting year in Winnipeg “The Heart of Canada” as we are hosting the 2015 Grey Cup. We look forward to putting on an amazing show and the events scheduled will blow your socks off so take advantage of the ticket packages that have been sent out to avoid disappointment. NOTE: Please remember that you NEED to be a paid member of a CFL Alumni to qualify for the prices and perks that go along with them. If you played on multiple teams, you need to be paid up to at least one of the Alumni Memberships to qualify for the deals.
Supporting Amateur Football in Manitoba
The Blue Bomber Alumni, through our various activities and fundraising events, are proud to announce that we were able to donate $10,000 to the Winnipeg Rifles of the CJFL in 2014 and donated another $10,000 at the Rifles Roast of Matt Dunigan on May 6 2015 with at least 15 alumni members in attendance. Great job everyone!
We held our AGM at the Pinnacle Room at Investors Group Field, provided by Wade Miller on behalf of the Winnipeg Football Club. It was announced that we have partnered up with Riverview Hospital and Prostate Cancer Canada to support them in their fundraising and awareness efforts. We were also offered discounts for members on Snap Fitness memberships and food and beverage discounts at CanadInns and The Pint.
The Blue Bomber Alumni were happy to support Lyle Bauer and the Never Alone Foundation at the “Poker for a Purpose” poker tournament on Thursday May 21st hosted by Chris Walby and attended by Willard Reeves, Stan Mikowas and a host of other alumni members.
Blue Bomber Alumni members volunteered their time to serve breakfast to the homeless at Siloam Mission on Thursday June 4th to give back to our great community. We were proud to have alumni members spanning 5 decades with Jayson Dzikowicz, Jon Oosterhuis, Ron “Pepe” Latourelle, Nick Miller, Bob Toogood, Jeep Wooley, Harold Neufeld and Rod Hill serving.
The 17th Annual Riverview “Cycle on Life” fundraising ride happened on Sunday June 7th with a 25km and 65km ride. Jon Oosterhuis and Mike Renaud did the 65km ride and there were at least 20 Alumni members with local and CFL legends Bob Cameron, Trevor Kennard, Rick House who rode in the 25km. Congratulations to Gene Lakusiak as the Top fundraiser of the event as he was able to raise in excess of $4000 himself for this great cause.
The 3rd Annual Whiskey and Cigar Night will go at The Met on Thursday June 18th. This is a great corporate event that brings in over 200 guests from 5-7pm.
Bomber Alumni members Brendan Rogers, Obby Khan, Jon Oosterhuis and Troy Westwood will be flexing their muscles at the Scottish Heavy Games on July 11th at the Glenwood CC 27 Overton.
The Winnipeg Blue Bomber Alumni Association Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, July 27, 2015 at the exclusive Niakwa Golf and Country Club with appetizers and live auction to follow some space still available.
Grey Cup Festival Events begin the week of November 22 and go right through to the Grey Cup on Sunday November 29th 2015.
Join us on Friday as we host the CFLAA Legends Luncheon at the Winnipeg Convention Centre and on Saturday for the Winnipeg Blue Bomber Vanier Cup party and come mingle with fellow alumni from all over!
See you all at this year’s GREY CUP!
President – Winnipeg Blue Bomber Alumni
Winnipeg Blue Bomber Alumni Association Board of Directors 2015
Jayson Dzikowicz, President
Brendan Rogers, Vice-President
Noel Dunford, Secretary/Treasurer
Wade Miller, Past-President