The Terriers will once again be holding their Annual Sportman’s Dinner and Auction. This year the event will be held at the Canad Inn in Portage on November 10th. Along with the Terriers and an auction featuring many one of a kind items up for bid, joining us as guest speaker will be former Blue Bomber Chris Walby.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Walby played junior football before earning an athletic scholarship to play college football at Dickson State University in North Dakota. Following his collegiate career, Walby was drafted in the first round of the 1981 CFL Draft by the Montreal Alouettes. Walby played five games on the offensive line for the Larks during the 1981 CFL season, before being traded to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
For the remaining 16 years of this professional football career (1981–1996), Walby was a fixture on the Bombers’ offensive line. During his career, Walby was very popular among fans and was a 9-time CFL All-Star, two time league’s Most Outstanding Lineman, and three-time Grey Cup champion. He is often referred to as one of the greatest offensive linemen in the history of the CFL.
In 2003, Walby was elected into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and in 2005, was chosen as one of the Blue Bombers All-Time 20 Greatest players. In November 2006, Walby was chosen 22nd amongst the CFL’s 50 Greatest Players in a TSN poll. Inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 2006.
We would love to have you join us. Tickets can be purchased from Heather Jordan 204-870-1210 or firstname.lastname@example.org. $100/plate or $720 for a table of 8.