Jon Cornish

Athlete (Professional) | 2023

Very few running backs struck fear into the hearts of the opposition as Jon Cornish did at every level he played at. A native of New Westminster, Cornish was a dominant force playing for the St. Thomas More Collegiate Knights on both sides of the field finishing his high school career with 3,200 career rushing … Read more

Bryan Chiu

Athlete (Professional) | 2023

As a young Chinese-Canadian boy growing up in Vancouver—Bryan Chiu may not have had the same look as many of the football heroes that grew up before him but he blazed a trail of his own to become one of the most elite linemen in CFL history. Chiu played high school football at Vancouver College … Read more

Mark McDonald

Athlete (Amateur) | 2023

In their long-storied history, the Meralomas football program churned out many star players who went on to make their mark in the football world. Among those stars was Mark McDonald. Mark attended Kitsilano High School but, as his school did not have a football program, elected to join the Meralomas Juvenile team and was part … Read more

Will Loftus

Athlete (Amateur) | 2023

Will Loftus is one of the most decorated amateur football players that British Columbia has ever produced, and he parlayed that into a very successful career at the pro level. As a grade 10 student attending John Oliver Secondary in Vancouver, he was the team’s starting safety. After spending his grade 11 year in California … Read more

Terry Kehoe

Builder | 2023

Terry had an incredible passion for the game of football. He began his football coaching and administration career in Ottawa, taking roles with both high school and community organizations to nurture young talent at the Pee Wee and Bantam levels with the North Eastern Ontario Football Association. When he and his family moved to Richmond … Read more

Larry Donohoe

Builder | 2023

For nearly five decades, as of 2023, no name has been more synonymous with the Carson Graham Secondary School football program than Larry Donohoe. Particularly on the coaching side, his years of connection with the program have made him the longest-serving non-teaching coach in the history of the North Shore Secondary School’s Athletics Association. The … Read more

Howard Tsumura

Media | 2023

If there is one name that is synonymous with high school and university athletics media coverage in the province of British Columbia, it is Howard Tsumura. For the past four decades Howard has covered, among other sports, football as a sports reporter for both The Province newspaper, and on-line at Varsity Letters, a site he … Read more

Richmond Colts 1996-1998

Team | 2023

The Richmond Colts football program was born in 1969 and was a big factor on the BC football scene throughout their history. They won the Triple A championship in 1976, finished runner-up in 1983 and 1988, and were a perennial contender until their three-peat championship in the 1990s. In the late 1990s, one team stood … Read more

Kay Ackles

Special Award | 2023

Bob Ackles was a giant in the world of football, especially in British Columbia, but without the love and support of his beloved wife of 48 years, Kay Ackles, his success story in football would never have been shared. Kay was with Bob every step of the way in his journey traversing the football world … Read more

Dennis Skulsky

CFL Bob Ackles Award | 2023

A familiar face throughout the CFL community, Dennis was appointed the 29th president of the BC Lions Football Club by owner David Braley in May 2010. During his time as Lion’s President and CEO, he also served as vice chairman and CFL Governor for the club on the CFL Board of Directors. In 2011 the … Read more

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