Toronto Argonauts Alumni Association

Follow @ArgoAlumni on Twitter

Visit our Alumni Reunion Photo Gallery (July 28, 2022)

SAVE THE DATE: 22nd Annual Golf Day

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at Georgetown Golf Club

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Picture1.jpg

Sponsorship Information

For more information, contact Tournament Chairman John Malinosky at malinsokyjs@gmail.com or call 416-873-0098.

Argo Alumus John Pointer: Author

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is john-pointer.jpg

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.

To purchase the book from Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unprecedented-challenges-john-pointer/1141664656

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 – cfl.ca) 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 CFL.ca. 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

NEWS ARCHIVE

This article has 6 Comments

  1. would like Peter Martin to email me regarding the logo and team colours of the Brampton Satellites when he coached them in 1976

    Robert Sproule
    Ontario Football Conference Historian

  2. please have Gerry Sternberg email me regarding Weston Invictus Redmen 1964

    Robert Sproule
    Historian
    Ontario Football Conference

Comments are closed.