GAIL MUND NAMED RECIPIENT OF THE THIRD ANNUAL JANE MAWBY TRIBUTE AWARD
Roughriders’ Director of Ticket Operations honoured for outstanding service and commitment to the organization
REGINA (November 17, 2022) – The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Director of Ticket Operations, Gail Mund, has been named this year’s recipient of the Canadian Football League (CFL)’s Jane Mawby Tribute Award. First presented in 2019, the award annually recognizes a highly valued, yet too often unsung, current employee at the club or league level.
“Gail represents everything that our fans value and love about our team,” said Craig Reynolds, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. “She provides strength and support to her colleagues. She is an exceptional leader for our staff and the organization. She is extremely loyal and dedicated to not only the team, but also to our fans, our province and to everyone who lives here.
“Above all else, Gail has shown the most incredible ability to care – about those around her and even those she hasn’t met; about our success and the community we serve; and the values we uphold and champion.”
Mund has totalled 27 years as a valued member of the Roughriders organization, spending approximately 17 years as the Manager of Ticket Operations, before being promoted to her current role. Throughout her years of service, she has never wavered in her support of the Green and White, seeing the team through its leaner years of ‘Save the Franchise’ telethons, to its highest of highs in moving the league’s largest season ticket base to new Mosaic Stadium.
She has served as a true leader in the organization, taking on any new project, while offering the endless knowledge and wisdom she has accumulated throughout her tenure. Mund recently announced that she will be retiring, and in addition to the many staff and team members whose lives she has touched, she will also be deeply missed by the countless fans and supporters with whom she has built a relationship through the years.
“As part of her nomination, I had the privilege and honour of reading Gail’s retirement letter,” said CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie. “To hear in her own words what the Roughriders and the league mean to her was moving beyond words. We will always need more individuals like Gail across the CFL, and it is my hope that telling her story inspires others to strive for her level of dedication and passion for our teams and our great game.”
The Jane Mawby Tribute Award was created in honour of its namesake, who spent 28 years working tirelessly behind the scenes for the Calgary Stampeders, before her untimely passing in 2015 after a battle with cancer. Conceived of by the Ladies of the Calgary Stampeders who had the privilege of working alongside Mawby, the award was created to not only acknowledge her tremendous impact on the organization, but to also recognize others throughout the league who mirror the same love and commitment for their clubs that Mawby so proudly displayed.
The nine CFL member clubs and the league office each nominated one long-standing employee before a selection committee comprising three team presidents named Mund as the third recipient of the Jane Mawby Tribute Award, following in the footsteps of Calgary’s Ross Folan in 2019 and BC’s Carol Longmuir in 2021.
This year’s Jane Mawby Tribute Award was presented by the CFL’s Manager of Football and Officiating Development, Laurence Pontbriand, in recognition of her dedication to furthering the state of the game, and to making it more welcoming for all peoples. As the Co-Chair of the league’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee, she has played a vital role in conceptualizing, developing and launching the CFL’s Diversity in Football and Women in Football presented by KPMG programs.
The CFL Awards are a flagship event of Grey Cup Week as fans, media and the Canadian football community gather in anticipation of the country’s largest single-day sporting event – the Grey Cup. For more information on the 2022 Grey Cup Festival’s events, including dates, venues, purchasing details and more, please visit GreyCupFestival.ca.
The 109th Grey Cup will be played in Regina at Mosaic Stadium on Sunday, November 20 with kickoff slated for 5 p.m. local/6 p.m. ET. The sold-out contest and the Twisted Tea Grey Cup Halftime Show, featuring Jordan Davis, Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line and Canadian Josh Ross, will be broadcast live across the nation on TSN and RDS – Canada’s home of the CFL.