Nov 25, 2016: Ken Newans, former CTV broadcaster.
Bill Tapuska introduced our guest speaker, Ken Newans, former CTV broadcaster and voice of the Stamps for 11 years. His greatest joy was broadcasting the Olympics. He retired in 1996. He, too, remembered great times atop the Summit after work!
To get us into the spirit, we sang "Ye Men of Calgary". It is a marvellous weekend for football: the Dinos are playing in the Vanier Cup; grandsons of Ken and Terry McDonough are playing high school football; and of course, the Stamps go to the Grey Cup. And don't leave out Andrew Buckley who plays for the Stamps. His proud grandparents are Clarence and Evelyn.
The Stamps swept the board at the awards ceremonies last night (Thursday, November 24), winning five individual awards. And so they should — what a season they have had!!!
Dan Federkeil has a story. A Medicine Hat boy who went stateside to play for the Indianapolis Colts, won the Super Bowl and retired in 2009 due to concussions. In 2013, he came back to play on the offensive line for Calgary.
John Hufnagel was lured to Calgary by the Forzanis. He was a quarterback and then coached from 2008-2013. "He is exceptional", comments Ken, "something about Huff that he was meant to coach."
Ken gave us stories on:
GO STAMPS GO!!!
Terry McDonough thanked our speaker, seeing Ken as the real deal, a legend, and presented him with our world famous Boltman.
reported by Judy Cochran
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