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Legacy Gala Dinner 2019

 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
RBC Convention Centre | York Ballroom | 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers Legacy Gala Dinner is one of Manitoba’s most anticipated events each year for members of the business and the football communities. Join us at the 2019 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Legacy Gala Dinner at the RBC Convention Centre on October 15, 2019 and celebrate our 2019 Hall of Fame inductees in style.

 

THREE GREAT WAYS TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT:

 

VIP Gala Dinner Table

$3600 plus GST

Dinner Table Elements

  • VIP reception for ten (10) guests.
  • One (1) premium located dinner table for ten (10) with a Blue Bomber player or alumni seated at your table
  • Each table guest will receive a special gift
  • Your choice of the player or alumni (please provide top four selections, based on availability)
  • Recognition at the dinner as a table sponsor

Gala Dinner Table (10 Guests)

$3000 plus GST

Dinner Table Elements

  • One (1) dinner table for ten (10) with a Blue Bomber player or alumni seated at your table
  • Recognition at the dinner as a table sponsor

Individual Tickets

$300 plus GST

Join a table with 9 other guests and a Blue Bombers player or alumni seated at your table.

 

To reserve your seat or a table for your company, register today.

 


 

Blue Bombers Hall of Fame Inductees

 

PLAYER: LESS BROWNE

Less Browne was already one of the best cornerbacks in the CFL when he signed with the Bombers as a free agent in 1989. Browne would play in 51 regular-season games for the Bombers from 1989-91 and was an integral part of the club’s dominant defence that was the backbone of teams that played in East Division Finals in each of his three seasons in Winnipeg and was instrumental in the 1990 Grey Cup championship.

A shut-down cornerback opposite Rod Hill, Browne has 27 interceptions in his 51 games as a member of the Bombers, including three seasons of double-digit totals – including league-best totals of 14 in 1990 and 10 in 1991. The 14 interceptions in ’90 are a Bombers team record and when he retired the 273 yards in interception returns he had that season was a CFL record (since surpassed by three players).

Browne was an East-Division and CFL All-Star in both 1990 and 1991 with the Bombers before being traded to Ottawa in May of 1992 for Gerald Wilcox. He finished up his career with the B.C. Lions in 1993 and was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

Browne would join the Bombers coaching staff in 1999 under Dave Ritchie and spent 1999-2003 as the club’s linebackers coach, before coaching defensive backs in 2004.

BUILDER: DR. BERT LONGSTAFFE

Dr. Longstaffe first began working with the Bombers in 1972 and retired following the 2016 season, ending a 45-year association with the football club.

The Longstaffe family name has a long association with the football club, dating all the way back to the 1940s. A.E. (Bert) Longstaffe served as president of the RCAF Bombers in 1943 while his grandson, Bert, is now being inducted into the club’s hall of fame.

Dr. James Longstaffe, meanwhile, is continuing the family legacy and serves as one of the team’s doctors.
 


FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Jennifer Thompson
Manager, Events & Catering
(204) 784-7421
jthompson@bluebombers.com