Dave started his officiating career in the 1970’s, and moved up the ranks quickly to the CFL in 1981, starting as an Umpire and finally settling in as a Referee, where he did many playoff and Grey Cup games. Dave was a great mentor to many young officials in the CFOA.
Bill came to Calgary from Georgia, but also officiated in New Jersey prior to joining the CFOA. He has worked all leagues including PFC and CIS, and did many playoff games at both levels. Bill is a quiet leader, and has been instrumental in clinics for new officals.
Dave joined the CFOA in the 1970’s, and worked all levels of football including the CFL.
John started officiating in the 1970’s, and afterworking his way through PFC and CIAU games, worked an Atlantic Bowl as referee. John’s greatest attribute to the CFOA was in mentoring young sideline officials.
Bill joined the CFOA from Saskatoon, and worked many games from Bantam to High School and Senior Mens. His on-field demeanor has affectionately earned him the nickname “grumpy”, but was a valued member of all crews he was on.
Jim joined the CFOA in the 1980’s, and worked as a Downfield Official and Referee in CIS and PFC games, and currently works with the CFOA as a timer for Stampeders games.
Vern worked all levels of football, including a stint in the CFL. He was a valuable mentor to many officials, and was a Supervisor at the CIS and PFC levels.
Roger worked all amateur leagues, and was an incredibly funny and easy going guy on the field, and was a big part in boosting the morale of CFOA members.
Ross officiated at every level, including in the CFL. He officiated many playoff games and at least one Grey Cup and Vanier Cup. Ross is still active with the BCFOA.
Lorne officiated all levels of football, including the CFL. He loved to work with the young officals, and would show up every Saturday and walk behind new sideline officials, taking notes and giving pointers. The award for the most improved young official is named in Lorne’s honour.
Jim worked Bantam to PFC levels, and was a great crew member on the field. Jim was a big part of our CFOA clinics and was willing to help out in any way that was needed within the association.
Mike joined the CFOA in the 1980’s and worked all levels from Bantam to PFC and CIS. Mike volunteered at various positions for the CFOA including two terms on the Executive. When he retired from officiating, he remained active in timing CFL games.
Lorne joined the CFOA in 1986, after playing for the U of A Golden Bears. He worked all levels including PFC and CIS. Lorne was normally an Umpire, and was best known for his booming voice and hilarious story telling.
Mike joined the CFOA in 1985 after finishing playing for the Calgary Colts. Mike was actively involved in the Association, and was a valuable Umpire on many crews.