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Chris Schultz: Hall of Famer

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is photo_004324_AC1E00E5078650EACEpx42B924C5_1_20210309.jpg(March 16, 2023) It has been announced that Chris Schultz will be one of the inductees into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame media wing as a member of the 2023 class.

Chris Schultz played left tackle for the Dallas Cowboys from 1983-86 and then nine seasons with the Toronto Argonauts, winning a Grey Cup in 1991. He was a two-time CFL all-star and was selected to the Argos’ all-time team in 2007.

After his playing career, Chris became a popular television and radio football analyst with TSN and The FAN 590.

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Argo Alumnus John Pointer: Author

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After retiring from professional football (as a linebacker from 1981-87, with the Argonauts in 1982), John positioned himself to become a thriving entrepreneur, especially in the petroleum business. In less than three years, he rose to become a Congressionally Acclaimed Top Rated Minority Businessman. Nonetheless, he began noticing indifferent actions from the US Small Business Administration’s certified investor who funded John’s company. After denials from government officials in John’s home state of Tennessee, he contacted an attorney for Vice President Al Gore who was motivated and enforced actions to occur through the SBA’s Office of Inspector General. This start began an over three-decade series of activism that John has put into action regarding the stoppage of billions of government-funded programs designed to aid and assist women, minorities, military veterans, and disabled veterans. On different occasions, John has been invited to Washington, DC to testify in which both Congressmen and Senators have proclaimed that he is “An American Hero, A True Patriot, and an Expert in the Minority Small Business Development Programs. And during Covid Pandemic, he assisted Former NFL Players with their Minority Small Businesses. In spite of John’s decades of being a sole activist, both he and his wife, Vicki helped to raise their family and they now enjoy their grandchildren.

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Ricky Ray and Dick Thornton selected for induction

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is HOF_Logo_1-281x300-2.pngHAMILTON (June 21, 2022) – Five iconic players and three legendary builders will join the hallowed halls of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame (CFHOF) and Museum in the Class of 2022.

Quarterback Ricky Ray and linebacker Chip Cox are first-ballot Hall of Famers. Ray memorably led the Argonauts at QB for seven seasons from 2021-18, and two Grey Cup championships in 2012 and 2017 before a neck injury in the 2018 season opener ended his illustrious career.

Thornton, as a two-way great who played for the Argos from 1967-72. A huge fan favourite, “Tricky” Dick Thornton was a dynamic and charismatic two-way player, playing defensive back and wide receiver. A two-time Grey Cup Champion and three-time CFL All-Star, Thornton won both his Grey Cups with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, playing in the infamous “Fog Bowl”. He passed in 2014 while living in the Philippines.

Ray and Cox will be joined in the Player category by kicker Paul McCallum, fullback Tim Tindale, and Dick Thornton who played on both sides of the ball. To be inducted in the Builder category will be former CFL head coach Dave Ritchie, Calgary Colts founder and former general manager Keith Evans, and long-time CFL team executive, Roy Shivers.

“The Canadian Football Hall of Fame is honoured to welcome this year’s incredible class,” said Greg Dick, Interim CFHOF Executive Director. “Their accomplishments on and off the field serve as tremendous inspiration to everyone who loves Canadian football. To the selection committee, thank you for your time and dedication to shining the spotlight on these amazing individuals and their outstanding careers.”

The members of the Class of 2022 will be officially inducted on the evening of September 16 at Tim Hortons Field, and they will also be honoured on the following day at halftime of the Hall of Game with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers set to visit the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a rematch of the 2021 Grey Cup championship. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m. ET. Tickets to the game are available for purchase here.

The Media wing of the CFHOF will also welcome two new members – Glen Suitor and Ed Willes – in recognition of their distinguished service in providing coverage of Canadian football. They will be honoured at the Football Reporters of Canada’s annual brunch during Grey Cup Week in Regina.

The Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum, located on the fourth floor of Tim Hortons Field, operates as a non-profit registered charity. Located in Hamilton, Ont., since 1963, it is home to more than 80,000 Canadian football artifacts, ranging from equipment and trophies to photos and videos, spanning the rich history of the game.

2004 Grey Cup added to games available on demand

(April 9, 2021 – Damon Allen was named as the game’s MVP as the Argonuats beat the B.C. Lions 27-19 in the 9snd Grey Cup at Frank Clair Stadium in Ottawa.The Tragically Hip performed at halftime. You can relive the game by clicking on the 2004 Grey Cup link below.

The Grey Cup On Demand Portal powered by Mark’s is a new one-stop platform that will allow fans to watch Grey Cup games on demand for free on 65 Grey Cup games will be available from the 1940’s to the 107th Grey Cup in Calgary. Below are the games involving the Argonauts that have been released so far:

1946 – Winnipeg vs. Toronto at Varsity Stadium
1950 – Toronto vs. Winnipeg at Varsity Stadium
1952 – Toronto vs. Edmonton at Varsity Stadium
1971 – Calgary vs. Toronto at Empire Stadium
1982 – Edmonton vs. Toronto at Exhibition Stadium
1983 – Toronto vs. B.C. at B.C. Place Stadium
1987 – Edmonton vs. Toronto at B.C. Place Stadium
1991 – Toronto vs. Calgary at Winnipeg Stadium
1996 – Toronto vs. Edmonton at Ivor Wynne Stadium
1997 – Toronto vs. Saskatchewan at Commonwealth Stadium
2004 – Toronto vs. B.C. at Frank Clair Stadium
2012 – Calgary vs. Toronto at Rogers Centre
2017 – Toronto vs. Calgary at TD Place Stadium
View all games on Grey Cup On Demand

He was an Argo: Rich Stubler

(Aug. 27, 2023) The Association is saddened to learn about the passing of longtime CFL defensive coach Rich Stubler was an American football coach. He was most recently an assistant coach for the Argonauts in 2021. He is a five-time Grey Cup champion, all as a defensive coordinator, and was formerly the head coach of the Argonauts in 2008. He had been coaching since the 1970s and coached at the high school level, NCAA, Arena Football League and the CFL. 

Rich Stubler passed away earlier today. He was 74.

He was an Argo: Bobby Taylor

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is TAYLOR-1.png(Aug. 7, 2023) The Association is saddened to learn about the passing of Argo great Bobby Taylor on Sunday. He was 84.

Bobby was a receiver who played for the Argos (1966-70, 1974) Calgary Stampeders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and Edmonton Eskimos. He attended Clarkson University from 1961-1962.

In his fourteen-year career he caught 521 receptions for a total of 8,203 yards and 50 touchdowns. Taylor’s 56 catches led the CFL in 1968.

Taylor was Toronto’s nominee for Most Outstanding Canadian player in 1968 and 1969.

Taylor played minor league hockey, as well, from 1962 to 1970 in the EHL, WHL, AHL, and CPHL.

Bobby Taylor obituary at

He was an Argo: Zenon Andrusyshyn

(Aug. 7, 2023) The alumni association is saddened to learn of the passing of Zenon Andrusyshyn, as confirmed by his family this afternoon. He was 76.

 Zenon was both punter and kicker from in the CFL between 1971-86, primarily for the Argonauts (1971-77, 1980-82) and short stops with Hamilton (1979), Edmonton (1982) and Montreal (1986). He also was a member of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys (1970) and Kansas City Chiefs (1978) as well as the Tampa Bay Bandits (1983-85) in the United States Football League (USFL). He played college football at UCLA.

Memorial services are pending.

(July 27, 2023) The alumni association is saddened to learn of the May 29 passing of Chip Barrett at the age of 78 in White Rock, BC.

 Chip attended Upper Canada College and the University of British Columbia, where he studied architecture while playing football for the UBC Thunderbirds. He was a first-round draft pick of the CFL in 1967 and played defensive back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1967-1968) and the Argos (1970-1972).

Chip will be missed by his family and friends.

Chip Barrett obituary at

(July 21, 2023) The alumni association is saddened to learn of the July 2 passing of Paul Fedor.

Fedor was a standout at Queen’s University and an All-Star at defensive end in 1957.  Paul was the first-round draft pick for the Argos in 1958 and went on to play three seasons for the Argonauts (1958-1960).  In 1961, Fedor was traded to Montreal, where he played two seasons with the Alouettes (1960-61).

Fedor passed away from complications due to Parkinsons July 2.

 Paul will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Paul Fedor obituary

(July 17, 2023) The alumni association is saddened to learn of the passing of CR Roberts who toiled in the Argos offensive backfield in 1957-58.

In 1958, he was an import fullback who played in the best all-round backfield in the CFL along with Dick Shatto and rookie, Dave Mann.  After that, Roberts played with the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL from 1959-1962. 

Roberts passed away from natural causes July 13. He was 87.

He is survived by daughters Cathy Creasia and Chandra Roberts, son Craig and four grandchildren. 

He was an Argo: Walt Balasiuk

(Sept. 14. 2022) The association is saddened to learn about the passing of Walt Balasiuk. Walt played with the Argos between 1965-70.

The funeral will be this Saturday, September.17. Visitation is at 10 am. Service begins at 11 am at the St. George Baptist Church, 25 Main St, Saint George, NB, E5C 3H9

The service will also be livestreamed on Facebook for those who can’t physically attend. A link will be created. Following the service, there will be a reception at the Church.