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Orange Helmet Awards sell out for fourth consecutive year

March 21, 2007 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - B.C. Lions News Release

(Vancouver) The BC Lions Football Club is pleased to announce that tickets for the BC Lions Orange Helmet Awards Dinner have sold out for the fourth consecutive year. The annual event which will recognize the 2006 provincial champions for all levels of amateur football in British Columbia will have 800 guests in attendance - the highest-attended Orange Helmet Awards to date.

This year's event, to be held at the Westin Bayshore Resort and Marina on Saturday, March 24th at 7:00 pm, features renowned TSN colour commentator Glen Suitor as Master of Ceremonies and former Pittsburgh Steelers running back and four-time Super Bowl champion Rocky Bleier delivering the keynote address.

BC Lions GM and head coach Wally Buono along with members of his coaching staff, Lions players and the club's executive staff will also be in attendance. In the past three years, the Orange Helmet Awards Dinner has raised more than $75,000 for amateur football in British Columbia via ticket sales and silent auction proceeds.

Date & Time: Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 7:00 pm

Location: Westin Bayshore Resort and Marina

1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC

The Orange Helmet Awards recognize provincial champions at all levels of amateur football, and in addition, honour Community Coach of the Year, Scholastic Coach of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, and pioneers of the sport in British Columbia.

The BC Lions Football Club thanks the following sponsors for their generous support of this event: Subway; Scotiabank; Sports Funder; ActNow BC; Castrol; Blake, Cassels & Graydon; TEAM 1040;

Global BC and The Province.

For more information on the 2007 Orange Helmet Awards Dinner please visit our website at bclions.com.


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