Wall of Fame

Wall of Fame

The Calgary Bantam Football Association has a tradition of recognizing dedication and contribution to Bantam Football in Calgary. Over the years we have inducted many individuals into our Wall of Fame.The wall itself can be seen at Shouldice Park on the west side of the field 1 bleachers. Congratulations and thank you to all inductees.

CURRENT WALL OF FAME

TED BANCKS CBFA 1957-
LES FERGUSON CBFA 1964-87
JIM MILLIGAN CBFA 1964-77
RUSS ROBB CBFA 1964-77
FRED TOONE CBFA 1965-
BUD MCDONALD CBFA 1965-80
BOB VICCARS SW LIONS 1965-67
JOHN MCCORQUINDALE HILLTOPPERS 1968-69
RON ROOKE COLTS 1972-83
GREG PETERSON COLTS 1972-75
KEITH KENDAL COLTS 1972-81, 83
IAN BAIN GOLDEN HAWKS 1971-83
TIM PETROS HILLTOPPERS 1975
GREG VAVRA COLTS 1976
TONY SPOLETINI HILLTOPPERS 1979
BLAIR ZERR WESTMEN 1980
MIKE FREITER LIONS 1982-85
J.P. IZQUIERDO HILLTOPPERS 1983
CHRIS LEWIS COWBOYS 1988
RON LOGAN CBFA 1964-66, 74-
BROCK JACOBS CBFA 1965-65, 74-

WILF KAISER CBFA 1972-
ART MARCHE BULLDOGS 1977-
DARRELL MOIR SAINTS 1972
DOUG BATTERSHILL KRAMER KATS 1970-71
TOM KREBS JAGUARS 1970 / WARRIORS 1971
WAYNE HARRIS JR CENTENNIALS 1972 / VALIANTS 1973
DON HENDERSON CBFA 1978-1994
BOB REDDEKOPP RENFREW CUPE 37’S 1970
JOHN MIDDLETON PARKDALE CENTENNIALS 1969-70
SCOTT MACARTHUR KRAMER KATS 1968-69
DOUG AUSTIN CBFA 1949-64
LES KAMINSKI HIGHWOOD HILLTOPPERS 1974-76
PAT HINDS BEARSPAW LIONS 1980-81
JAMES BUCHANAN BULLDOGS 1983-84
KEN TOONE HILLTOPPERS 1981-82
STAN SCHWARTZ COOKE MOTORS JAGUARS – 1971
AUGUSTIN BARRENECHEA COWBOYS 1991-1993
JAVIER GLATT COWBOYS 1995
JIM COURCHESNE CBFA 1964-
BORIS VELCIC 1981-1997
DAVE WEBBER 1974 –
BOB HERRING 1982 –
AL VALDES 1964 – 79

2007 WALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

RON TREMBLAY
Grew up in Calgary and played his Bantam football with the Renfrew Rough Riders. He moved on to Bishop Grandin High School and then played for the Calgary Mohawks. In 1974, Ron moved to Montreal where he started his coaching career at the bantam and midget level. In 1981 he moved back to Calgary. Ron spent 6 years with the Bantam Stampeders and then started his association with the Bantam Colts in 1990 where he is the Head Coach. Ron’s accomplishments include serving as Assistant Coach for the Calgary Zone 3 Summer Games team, coaching in the Calgary Midget Football League and coaching with the CBFA Select All-Stars 15 times. Congratulations, and welcome to the CBFA Wall of Fame, Ron Tremblay.

Our other two inductees hail from the very successful Cowboys organization. These 2 gentlemen have both been a part of 6 city championships as well as a very impressive provincial championship in 2001. They have both been instrumental in the development of 3 players that have gone on the CFL careers, Chris Lewis, Augustin Barrenechea of the Edmonton Eskimos, and Javier Glatt of the BC Lions.

DON BOULTON
Started as Manager of the Cowboys in 1988. He won the inaugural CBFA Manager of the Year in 1994 and again in 2006. He has been on the CBFA All Star trip 3 times and was awarded the Football Alberta Gary Hobson Memorial Award in 2005. Congratulations and welcome to the CBFA Wall of Fame, Don Boulton.

AL COOPER
Started as head Coach of the Cowboys in 1984. He was the CBFA Coach of the Year in 1999. Football Alberta awarded him with Bantam Coach of the year in 1995 and again in 2001. Al was also awarded a Calgary Booster Club Athletic Leader Award in 2002. Al has also been a coach for the CBFA Select team and the Alberta Summer Games team on numerous occasions. Congratulations and welcome to the CBFA Wall of Fame, Al Cooper.

2006 WALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

AL VALDES
RENFREW, WESTMEN 1964-79
Calgary Junior Bronks 1954-55
MVP in Alberta Junior Football League 1954
Calgary Stampeders 1956-57
Mount Royal College Cougars Junior Football Team 1960-62
Coached in CBFA 1969-79
Coached with Renfrew CUPE 37’s (Co-provincial champs in 1973)
Coached with Westmen

BOB HERRING
BULLDOGS 1982-
Born and raised in Montreal
Played Pee Wee, Bantam, High School & 3 years at McGill University
Moved to Calgary in 1980
Began coaching with the Bulldogs in 1982
Offensive Co-ordinator for 21 years
Currently Defensive Co-ordinator
Coached with CBFA Select Teams, Alberta Summer Games and the Bantam Bowl

2005 WALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

BORIS VELCIC 1981 – 1997
Boris was a referee in the CBFA for many years before moving to the CFL.
DAVE WEBBER 1974 –
Dave began coaching with the Golden Hawks in 1974 and has also coached with the Pee Wee Kodiaks.
Currently he is a membe of the CBFA Board of Directors.

2004 WALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Congratulations to these 3 individuals who were inducted into the CBFA Wall of Fame prior to our City Championship game Saturday November 6th, 2004 at Shouldice Park. Each of them has contributed mightily to the growth and success of bantam football in Calgary.

AUGUSTIN BARRENECHEA – COWBOYS 1991-1993
Best Linebacker CBFA – 1993
St Francis High School
Alberta Prov Rugby Team 97, 98
U of C Dinos 2000-2003
Drafted by Hamilton (CFL) 2003 (4th Round)
Currently starting Linebacker for Tiger-Cats.

JAVIER GLATT – COWBOYS 1995
St Francis High School
UBC Thunderbirds
3 Time Canada West All Star
BC Lions 2003, 2004
Led team with 22 special teams tackles in 2003.

JIM COURCHESNE – CBFA 1964–
Founding member of CBFA in 1964
Coached 1959-74 NW Stampeders, Kramer Kats, Varsity Valiants
Involved in sponsorship – Trentech Bulldogs
Heavily involved in lacrosse and building of Crowchild Twin Arenas
1999 – Became VP with CBFA

2003 WALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Congratulations to these 5 individuals who were inducted into the CBFA Wall of Fame at halftime of our 2003 City Championship game, Sunday November 2 at McMahon Stadium. Each of them has contributed heavily to the success of bantam football in Calgary.

LES KAMINSKI – Highwood Hilltoppers 1974-76
Les also went to St. Francis High, Montana State U and played for the Calgary Stampeders in 1985.

PAT HINDS – Bearspaw Lions 1980, 81
Pat attended St. Francis High, San Jose State, played for Calgary Colts and Calgary Stampeders for 2 years as centre – Won Grey Cup in 1992

JAMES BUCHANAN – Bulldogs 1983, 84
James went on to Henry Wise Wood, Calgary Colts, U of C Dinos and 1 year with the Calgary Stampeders

KEN TOONE – Hilltoppers 1981, 82, coach 86, 87, CBFA director 1988 to current
Ken is our Director in charge of all Equipment. Ken also co-ordinates the 50/50 fund raiser at Stampeder games

STAN SCHWARTZ – Cooke Motors Jaguars – 1971
Stan has held many coaching positions including Assistant Coach with the Calgary Stampeders 1976-1983. Stan moved into the President’s position with the Stampeders in 1996.

2001 WALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Congratulations to the eight individuals whom we honored Saturday September 22nd, 2001 at Shouldice Park. They joined many others before them as they were inducted into the CBFA Wall of Fame for their success within our league and in the football community in general. Several of our inductees went on to careers in the CFL.

INDUCTEES:

DARRELL MOIR – Wildwood Saints 1972 –
went on to play for the Calgary Stampeders.

DOUG BATTERSHILL – Kramer Kats 1970-71 –
went on to play for the Calgary Stampeders

TOM KREBS – Jaguars 1970 / Warriors 1971 –
went on to play for the Calgary Stampeders

WAYNE HARRIS JR. – Centennials 1972 / Valiants 1973 –
went on to play for the Calgary Stampeders

DON HENDERSON – CBFA 1978-1994 –
managed Hilltoppers and was a league director

BOB REDDEKOPP – Renfrew CUPE 37’s 1970 –
current CFL referee

JOHN MIDDLETON – Parkdale Centennials 1969 / 1970 –
former CFL referee

SCOTT MACARTHUR – Kramer Kats 1968 / 1969 –
went on to play for the Calgary Stampeders

2000 WALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Congratulations to these 4 gentlemen who were inducted into the CBFA Wall of Fame at halftime of our 2000 City Championship game. Each one of these individuals have been with the CBFA for nearly 25 years.

RON LOGAN 1964,65,66 1974-
Ron played in the CBFA from 1964-66 and coached the Golden Hawks for many years in the 70’s and 80’s before joining the CBFA executive. He is currently League President.

BROCK JACOBS 1964, 65, 66 1974-
Brock also played in the CBFA from 1964-66 and coached the Golden Hawks. He is a past winner of CBFA coach of the year. Currently he is Past President.

WILF KAISER 1972-
Wilf was a referee at one time and has held many executive positions over the years. Currently he is Assistant Commissioner.

ART MARCHE 1977-
Art has been a coach with the BULLDOGS since 1977. The Bulldogs have won 9 City Championships since Art has been with the organization.