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Bison women’s relay team wins silver in 4x100m freestyle. // Photo courtesy

Big Bison success

Bison alumni become Grey Cup champs; Bison swimmers makes a big splash; Milestone reached in Bisons Against Bullying

November 27, 2017 — 

CFL champions

Manitoba Bison alumni Anthony Coombs, Evan Foster and Malcolm Williams hoisted the CFL Grey Cup on Nov. 26, 2017.

The former members of the herd, now part of the Toronto Argonauts, won 27-24 over the Calgary Stampeders.

Coombs, Foster and Williams join a number of other former Bisons who have won the Grey Cup:

Kienan LaFrance (2016 – Ottawa REDBLACKS)
Don Oramasionwu, Eddie Steele (2015 – Edmonton Eskimos)
Cory Huclack (2009 – Montreal Alouettes, 2013 – Saskatchewan Roughriders)
Quincy Hurst (2012 – Toronto Argonauts)
Wes Lysack (2008 – Calgary Stampeders)
Chris Hardy (2004 – Toronto Argonauts)
Will Loftus (2002 – Montreal Alouettes, 2005 – Edmonton Eskimos)
Randy Ambrosie (1993 – Edmonton Eskimos)
Trevor Hoilett (1988 – Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
Glen Leonhard (1985 – BC Lions)
Ted Milian (1978-1982 – Edmonton Eskimos)
Bobby Dyce (2013 – Saskatchewan Roughriders, 2016 – Ottawa REDBLACKS) – coach

Big splash

Bison swimmer Kelsey Wog was named Female Swimmer of the Meet after finishing with six medals at the Canada West Swimming Championship.
Wog swam to three gold medals, two silver medals and a bronze medal.

She also set two new championships meet record times in the 200m IM and 100m breaststroke while earning 2017-18 Canada West First Team All-Star recognition.

Bison first year swimmer Dora Modrcin finished with two individual bronze medals. Modrcin was also part of the two relay teams that won a silver and bronze medal.

The next swim meet for the Manitoba Bisons will be at the Man/Sask Short Course Championships in Winnipeg at the Pan Am Pool from Dec. 14-17.

Bisons Against Bullying reaches milestone

In the 13th year of a very important and impactful Bisons Against Bullying program, the program celebrated with a visit to the 200th local school, Gladstone School, when the Bison student-athletes visited students on Nov. 27.

The campaign consists of attending a classroom of Grade 4, 5 and 6 and Bison student-athletes visit a school and lead students through a one-hour presentation on the issue of bullying.

Throughout the presentation, bullying is defined and strategies for victims and bystanders are addressed in an interactive format. These presentations are provided free of charge.

There are still opportunities for schools to sign up for the Bison Against Bullying program for 2017-18 year as the program continues for this edition until April 2018. Click here for more information.

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