Bill Tidball, the chair of the Canadian Hall of Fame board of directors and long-time member of the board, and two other Canadian Football League appointees have been dropped from the board. ... Paul Miceli, a board member, said there have been “discussions? with Winnipeg officials to hold the induction ceremonies in the city this year. ... Meanwhile, Mr. Miceli confirmed that Mr. Tidball, along with Mario Vespa and Gabe Macaluso were also removed from their positions on the board. ... Mr. Duvall said a special board of directors meeting has been scheduled for March 9 to discuss the personnel changes on the board. “We want to get the bottom of it,? he said.
Hmm I wonder what happened.I guess it owuld be a safe assumption that what ever happened had to be serious or those board members wouldn't have been dropped.
Maybe they were bored! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
McMaster University professor Steve Howse is the new chairman of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame's board of directors.
Howse was elected last night by secret ballot, according to city Councillor Lloyd Ferguson, another member of the board.
The board's 11 members are made up of four representatives selected by the Canadian Football League, five appointed by the city and two city councillors.
Howse was appointed by the CFL last week after the league replaced three of its four members.
Ferguson said concern was raised with CFL chief executive officer Michael Copeland, who attended last night's meeting, about the sudden nature of the replacements but that he's pleased with the new members. In addition to Howse, Murray Souter, former chief executive of Black's camera, and former Ticat quarterback Dave Marler were also named.
"They put three pretty decent guys back on," Ferguson said.
The board was scheduled to vote on moving this year's induction ceremonies and the accompanying CFL game to Winnipeg, but results of that decision weren't available last night.
But according to reports out of Winnipeg, a news conference to announce the move has already been scheduled for later this month.
Officials from the Canadian Football Hall of Fame were unavailable for comment last night.
And the Hall of Fame board did vote to move the ceremonies and game to Winnipeg last night.
So -- the new board approved the Hall of Fame's trip to Winnipeg this year.
The Canadian Football Hall of Fame will open its doors to five new members as Alondra Johnson, Rudy Phillips, Jim Mills, Glen Weir and Tony Anselmo were all named to the Class of 2009 on Tuesday.
The official ceremony will take place on Induction Weekend in Winnipeg from September 24-26 of this year.
Mills and Johnson are two of my all-time favourites. Congratulations on epic careers being recognized. :rockin: