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Babble On Communications

August 17, 2006 09:30 ET

Veterans of the Battlefield and the Football Field Unite at CNE's

Opening Weekend to Help Canada's Finest

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, Media Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor MEDIA ADVISORY/TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 17, 2006) - They're veterans of both World War II and the Toronto Argonauts and this weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2-5pm, they'll be out in force at the CNE opening weekend to support The Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care, Canada's premiere long term care facility for veterans. Charlie Camilleri, Bud Fowler, John Crnich, Fred Doty, Don Durno, Les Ascott, Uli Curis and members of the Blue Thunder will sign autographs and meet the public, promoting Argo efforts to help raise funds for The Tony Stacey Centre throughout the fall.

With a Toronto Argonaut coupon given out at the opening weekend of the CNE, any ticket purchased for $10 or $21 and redeemed at Rogers Centre Box Office Gate 7 will trigger a $5 donation from the Argos. For ticket information, call (416) 341-2715.

Members of Blue Thunder, the Argo Cheerleading squad will also be on hand on Friday, August 18 and Sunday, August 20th.


Friday Aug. 18th:
Charlie Camilleri
Bud Fowler
Blue Thunder members (Argo Cheerleading squad)

Saturday Aug 19:
John Crnich
Fred Doty
Don Durno

Sunday Aug 20:
Les Ascott
Uli Curis
Blue Thunder members (Argo Cheerleading squad)

SPORTZONE in the Better Living Centre at the CNE

2-5pm Friday August 18,
2-5pm Saturday August 19
2-5pm Sunday August 20

The Tony Stacey Centre is Canada's premiere long term care facility for veterans, distinguished by the fact that it's the only long term care facility for veterans that accepts the non-serving spouse of the veteran, Silver Cross Mothers and family members, post Korea veterans, veterans who did not serve overseas, and Peacekeepers.

Info on discounted fall Argo game tickets benefiting the Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care is available by calling (416) 341-2715.

Bio in Brief:

Charlie Camilleri - Nicknamed "Red", this former World War II Navy veteran played as tough on the field as he did off of it.

"Bud" Fowler - This four-year Argonaut was part of the 1950 Grey Cup team that reigned victorious at the now infamous 1950 "Mud Bowl".

John Crnich - Helped the Argonauts defeat Montreal, Balmy Beach and finally, Winnipeg, en route to a Grey Cup championship.

Fred Doty - "Scooter" has often been referred to as the Michael "Pinball"
Clemons of his era. He was known as one of the Argos' sparkplugs in the late 1940's.

Don Durno - Originally an aspiring hockey player, Durno was involved in football from the second he saw his first game. He was productive for many CFL teams before becoming the Argo Alumni President in 1965. He was recently named to the Order of Canada.

Les Ascott - The versatile Peterborough native played both offence and defence en route to becoming the first player in Argo history to play in more than 100 games. He was named to the All-Time Argo list in 2004 after capturing five Grey Cup championships.

Ulysses Curtis - "Crazy Legs" was nothing but productive in his five seasons with the Boatmen, setting numerous rushing records and being crowned a Grey Cup champion twice.
/For further information: Or to arrange for an interview, please contact:

Susan McLennan
Babble On Communications
Pro Bono Media Counsel, Tony Stacey Centre
Direct Ph: (416) 699-1846
Fax: (416) 699-1847
cell: (416) 525-5177 / IN: HEALTH, OTHER

Contact Information

  • Susan McLennan, Babble On Communications
    Primary Phone: 416-699-1846
    Secondary Phone: 416-525-5177