Monday, December 21, 2009

Bombers extend season ticket deadline


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 21, 2009

WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have extended their season ticket renewal deadline to Friday, January 8. The 2010 season marks the 80th anniversary of the Winnipeg Football Club and fans now have the opportunity to renew their season tickets well into January.

The Winnipeg Blue Bomber office is open this week Monday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and re-opens Monday January 4. Fans can also renew their tickets by calling 784-2583 or 784-7448, or by logging on to

news out of Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers Board of Directors has made a number of decisions as a result of the immediate resignation of President and CEO Lyle Bauer, and Head Coach Mike Kelly being relieved of his duties.

The Board has appointed Jim Bell as interim President of the Winnipeg Football Club, and Ross Hodgkinson interim Vice-President of Football Operations. Bell has been with the club since 2002, serving as the Vice President of Finance and Administration since 2006. Hodgkinson has been in the role of Director of Football Operations since 2006 and has worked closely in the acquisition of players during his tenure.

At this time the Winnipeg Football Club has achieved season ticket sales at a rate of 97% compared to this time in December, 2008. While this is very respectable, we realize the uncertainty of the past while may have delayed the decision of some season ticket holders. We are therefore extending the period for season tickets holders to renew until Friday, January 8.

The board has adjusted its meeting schedule so that it will be meeting every two weeks to ensure progress on the hiring of new personnel, continued operation of the team and work on changes to the football operations heading into 2010.

The Board of Directors is committed to moving quickly and efficiently, while being thorough in their plans to fill the key executive’s positions and improve the overall operations of the club going into the 2010 season.

We would like to offer a sincere thank you to our fans, sponsors and the media for their support of the Winnipeg Football Club during this time of change. We appreciate your continued support heading into 2010.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 17, 2009

WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Football Club announced today that his duties as Head Coach. Kelly was named the club’s 27th Head Coach on December 2, 2008 and led the team to a 7-11 record during the 2009 season.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 17, 2009

WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announce today that President and CEO Lyle Bauer has resigned after ten seasons with the club. Bauer leaves the Winnipeg Football Club with a record of 90-88-2 as the President & CEO. The team made the postseason seven of the ten seasons Bauer was at the helm, advancing to the Grey Cup in 2001 and 2007. The club hosted five playoff games and one Grey Cup at Canad Inns Stadium during Bauer’s tenure.

Bauer took over the franchise in 2000 and one of his first tasks as leader was to implement a strategic business plan that would guide the club on the path to success. That plan not only set the stage on which the football club staff could perform, it also created an environment in which Manitoba businesses could once again feel confident in investing in the Blue Bombers.

Significant fundraising and debt-reduction strategies have also been a hallmark of Bauer’s leadership. At the time of his hiring the football club was more than $5 million in debt. Following the success of the past couple of seasons, the football club is in the black financially and is now regarded as a model of fiscal responsibility.

"I am very appreciative of the time I have been able to spend with this organization and extremely proud of the progress which has been made since the turn of the millennium", Bauer said.

“Together we have achieved financial stability, embarked on new business initiatives, and have presented a plan for a new stadium". We have also had on field success in participating in the post season, hosting of playoff games, and appearing in the Grey Cup Championship Game twice in addition to hosting one of the best Grey Cup Festivals in recent history".

“We are extremely thankful and appreciative of Lyle’s dedication and commitment to this franchise over the past ten years. He has made significant sacrifices both professionally and personally to do the best job possible for the Winnipeg Football Club, and for that we are very grateful, said Chairman of the board Ken Hidahl.

“We wish Lyle and his family the best in his future endeavors”.

Effectively immediately, Jim Bell, V.P. of Finance and Administration with the Winnipeg Football Club will be the interim President.

The board will be conducting a national search for a new President and CEO

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Anwar Stewart

We go into the Archives with this interview. It was done earlier this year. Anwar is a good friend of mine from the Als so is Damon Duval who we will try to have on here some time as well. This Interview talks about alot of differnet aspects of the Cfl and much more. I originally did this interview for my weekend morning show at the fox in Yorkton It is a good chat with Anwar, little did we know at the time that my two fav CFL teams would be in the grey cup. Wow!! At least now I know If I cheer for Montreal in Regina I will have two protectors lol. You will have to listen to get what I am going at!! enjoy!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Release From The Bombers

WINNIPEG, MB – Winnipeg Blue Bombers players Chris Cvetkovic, Steve Morley and Jon Oosterhuis will be at Sobeys Grant Park ( 1150 Taylor Avenue ) on Saturday December 5 from 11:00 a.m. to Noon to sign autographs and help raise awareness for child poverty in Manitoba .

Make a donation to Winnipeg Harvest and record a holiday greeting that could be aired on Citytv.

Over 18,000 children each month require emergency food from Winnipeg Harvest. Ten years ago that number was 5,512.

Come meet and get autographs from Bombers players while helping out this worthy cause.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I recorded this interview last week. But i had some problems getting it up. I love computers :) anyways here it is. John Lynch and former CKRM radio announcer Marc Stevenson a guy I looked up too those many years ago enjoy.
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