Montreal Hosts Canadian Football Hall Of Fame Ceremonies

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Rogério Barbosa – Courtesy Montreal Alouettes

Tomorrow’s game between the Montreal Alouettes and Calgary Stampeders is also the Hall of Fame Game where the Canadian Football Hall of Fame celebrates its inductees.

The celebration weekend, which started with the jacket presentations last night, continued this afternoon as the busts that will sit in the Hall of Fame in Hamilton, Ontario being unveiled. The ceremony was held at Complexe Desjardins in downtown Montreal.

The game and ceremonies are being held in Montreal because there is a definite Montreal flair to the Hall of Fame class. Three former Alouettes are being inducted this year, including receiver Ben Cahoon, offensive lineman Uzooma Okeke and Wally Buono. Buono played for the Alouettes before starting his Hall of Fame coaching career. He is also a Montreal native.

The other inductees were running back Charles Roberts, offensive lineman Moe Racine and two amateur inductions: running back Neil Lumsden – whose son Jesse should one day join him – and coach Larry Haylor who has the most wins in CIS history, mostly with the Western Mustangs.