Yes...l'm deeply deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Mr. Football, Bobby Ackles. He in my mind is Mr. C.F.L. in my eyes. l attended my first ever BC Lion's football game at Empire Stadium back in 1964. l remember the good ol days and little did l or anyone know that little Bobby Ackles would become who we all know and love to this very day. The amount of hours he put in was truly his love for the Canadian Football League! Truly a great great Canadian Sports Hall of Famer and he deserves all the acoulades that is befitting of who became so influential in both Canada and the United States. l'm so thankful that he came out of retirement because he knew in his heart that he didnt want our beloved BC Lions or the CFL to die.
He has left us his legacy for all of us to remember for all time. Thank you to his wife Kay and his family for their love of Bobby Ackles and for keeping his dreams and our dreams of seeing our BC Lions become the successful franchise that this was meant to be in the Canadian Football League.
l truly would like to see BC Place Stadium be renamed
Bobby Ackles Stadium when the new roof is completed.
A statue and a memorial plaque to honor him for all that he given to us here in BC and to all Canadians.
Lets start a campaign everyone to make this so!! This would be a great gesture to him and to his family for
all that he has done for our community!!