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He was an Argo: Fred Dunbar

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Fred Dunbar

(Nov. 20, 2021) The Argonauts Alumni Association is saddened to learn about the passing of longtime athletic therapy industry veteran and Toronto Argonauts trainer Fred Dunbar. He was 82.

Fred nurtured hundreds of injured Argonauts players back to health throughout his career. Fred impacted countless people through his years as an athletic therapist at the University of Guelph and the Argos, and as an instructor at Sheridan College. He was also an active board member of the Argonauts Alumni Association.

A native of Hamilton, Fred joined the University of Guelph Gryphons in 1969 as the Athletic Trainer. His talents, however, far exceeded that role alone as he designed department publications, created logos and uniforms and counselled a wide number of athletes. Fred was one of the driving forces behind the creation of the Human Kinetics Sports Medicine Symposium at the University of Guelph. An active member of the Canadian Sports Therapist Association – he hosted the 1972 Annual Convention in Guelph and in 1974 was named Canada’s Trainer of the Year.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, November 25th, Friday, November 26th, and Saturday, November 27th, from 1:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Gilbert MacIntyre & Son, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon St., Guelph. Due to COVID restrictions, guests must RSVP their attendance using the link below.

Fred Dunbar obituary at legacy.com

He was an Argo: Ron Arends

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Ron Arends

(Oct. 30, 2021) Again the association mourns one of its legendary heroes of yesteryear. We are saddened to learn of the Oct. 20 passing of former Argo (1966-70) defensive back Ron Arends. He was 76.

Ron Arends obituary at legacy.com

It has been 30 years for this Grey Cup winning team

(Oct. 6, 2021) The Argonauts hosted the players, and staff from the Grey Cup championship team from 1991 as the 2021 edition beat the Ottawa Redblacks 35-6 at BMO Field.

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He was an Argo: Al Irwin

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is al-irwin.jpg(Sept. 6, 2021) Again the association mourns one of its legendary heroes of yesteryear. We are saddened to learn of the Sept. 2 passing of former Argonauts receiver and Toronto native Al Irwin. He was 78.

Al was a product of McMaster University, and he broke into the CFL with Montreal Alouettes in 1964-65. with the Als, he was the East’s top Canadian rookie in 1964.

He went on to a three-year stay with his hometown Argos from 1966-68 followed by single season in Edmonton and a final year with Hamilton.

Argonauts team history

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

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