April 21, 2005 13:42 ET
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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 at5:30 p.m. at the Fairmount Queen Elizabeth Hotel.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Quebec Junior Football League
Graham K. Pilon
Vice President, Marketing
For more information on the Quebec Junior Football League, visit
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