Quebec Junior Football League



Quebec Junior Football League

April 21, 2005 13:42 ET

Wally Buono, Marv Levy and Vince Lombardi Jr. to Visit Montreal-The Late Jeff Halvorson to be Honoured at Canadian Junior Football Banquet


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FOR: QUEBEC JUNIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE

APRIL 21, 2005 - 13:42 ET

Wally Buono, Marv Levy and Vince Lombardi Jr. to Visit
Montreal-The Late Jeff Halvorson to be Honoured at
Canadian Junior Football Banquet

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - April 21, 2005) - Former Alouette and
current B.C. Lions head coach and general manager Wally Buono, former
Alouettes and Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy, and the son of
legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi will all be in Montreal
this May 12 for the third annual Wally Buono Award Gala for Canadian
Junior Football at the Fairmount Queen Elizabeth Hotel.

The late Jeff Halvorson of the Okanagan Sun will be recognized
posthumously as the Canadian Junior Football League's best player in
2004. He died suddenly following a practice with the Sun last season.
Before his death last fall, however, the running back dominated the CJFL
with 899 yards gained and 13 touchdowns on 96 carries for an average of
9.4 yards-per-touch.

Halvorson is the third winner of the Wally Buono Award, following Chris
Ciezki in 2004 and Al Giaclone in 2003. The trophy has been awarded each
year since 2003 to the top performer in either of the Canadian or Quebec
leagues which account for 25 teams across Canada.

The third annual Wally Buono Award Gala in honour of Jeff Halvorson is
Thursday, May 12 at
5:30 p.m. at the Fairmount Queen Elizabeth Hotel.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Quebec Junior Football League
    Graham K. Pilon
    Vice President, Marketing
    (450) 441-1234
    For more information on the Quebec Junior Football League, visit
    www.qjfl.ca