Winnipeg to host 2012 Hall of Fame Weekend

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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.

Well, its also the last year at Canad Inns... :lol:

LAST YEAR was the last year at Canada Inns :roll: Remember :lol:

Its in the peg because Milt Stegall is getting inducted.

WINNIPEG - Milt Stegall is looking forward to one last cheer from the fans in Winnipeg where he played his 14 CFL seasons when he gets inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum.

[b]The other players are former Saskatchewan offensive lineman and placekicker Jack Abendschan, quarterback Damon Allen, running back Eric Lapointe and the late linebacker Tyrone Jones.

Allen played for six different CFL teams and retired in 2008 as professional football's all-time leading passer, although he since lost the title to Anthony Calvillo.

Jones died in 2008 and also played some of his best years with the Bombers, including two Grey Cup wins in 1984 and 1990.

Lapointe was a star running back with the Mount Allison Mounties of the CIAU from 1995-98 who went on to play for the Montreal Alouettes

The builders are B.C. Lions owner David Braley and former University of Calgary coach Peter Connellan[/b]

I don't mind that idea but are they really that coordinated? Last year they inducted Danny Mac and Joe Montford and they stuck it in Calgary :thdn:

Well we have a Hall of Fame that nobody goes to because of the stupid location downtown so maybe that had a bit to do with it! , that the Hall would not be moved down to our new stadium is a total joke probably because it would have no benefit to Bob Young and the Ticats if it were to relocate …what a joke of a city , the CFL and the Ticats are dropping the ball bigtime on the topic.