#MarksCFLWeek Preview - Thursday, March 23rd

#MarksCFLWeek Preview - Thursday, March 23rd

A LOOK AHEAD - BOKS, Western Regional Combine presented by adidas, Football Operations press conference, and flag football

Thursday, March 23, 2017 — (REGINA) - March 23rd 2017 - Thursday of Mark's CFL Week is all about the future as the Western Regional Combine presented by adidas gets underway, the BOKS program celebrates reaching more than 380 schools with its healthy active living programming, and the CFL hosts flag football workshops for kids.

Football representatives from all nine teams will be available to the media in two press conferences; for national media unable to attend in person, an opportunity to join via teleconference will be available. The newly-announced Canadian Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will be out and about: first on #MarksCFLWeek Live with Brodie Lawson and then available for autographs.

Later at FanFest, CFL legend Warren Moon will join Mike Reilly and newly-minted Canadian Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017 member Anthony Calvillo in a quarterback trio at Athabasca University's Achieving Greatness, Overcoming Obstacles Panel hosted by TSN’s Rod Smith. And fans and media alike can put their football knowledge to the test at You Make the Call with CFL SVP of Football Glen Johnson as they explore the complexity of refereeing.

A media schedule for Mark's CFL Week is attached. More information can be found at MarksCFLWeek.ca.

All times are local.

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

A light breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided for the media on Thursday, all in Sillinger's Corner at Evraz Place

8:00am - 3:30pm | EventPlex, Evraz Place

Western Regional Combine presented by adidas - Order of testing: OL, DL, RB, LB, WR, DB. Players will be made available to the media by request after the completion of all testing. Lunch will be served in Sillinger’s Corner from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

8:00am | EventPlex, Evraz Place

Western Regional Combine presented by adidas - Height & weight, hand & arm measurements, video shot, vertical jump, broad jump, bench press (225lbs).

9:30am - 11:00am | Ecole Centennial Community School

BOKS Event - CFL Commissioner Jeffrey L. Orridge, former CFL player Randy Chevrier, adidas Canada President Michael Rossi, Bo Levi Mitchell and Brad Sinopoli will be leading a physical activity session for students to celebrate the BOKS program reaching 85% of their five-year target to get kids moving and learning.

Media will have access to photo and interview opportunities.Please RSVP directly to Paulo Senra (psenra@cfl.ca) to confirm your attendance.

10:00am | EventPlex, Evraz Place

Western Regional Combine presented by adidas - 40-yard dash, short shuttle and three-cone drill.

12:30pm | EventPlex, Evraz Place

Western Regional Combine presented by adidas - Positional drills & one-on-ones.

          12:30pm - OL/DL drills

          1:00pm - QB/RB/LB drills

          1:45pm - WR/DB drills

          2:35pm - Long snappers/punters/kickers

2:50pm | EventPlex, Evraz Place

Western Regional Combine presented by adidas - Announcement of players invited to the national CFL Combine presented by adidas.

3:00pm - 9:00pm | Banner Hall & the Ag-Ex Building, Evraz Place

CFL FanFest - CFL FanFest is open to the public.

3:00pm - 3:30pm | Sillinger's Corner, EventPlex, Evraz Place

Football Operations Media Availability (East Division) - Representatives from the East Division will be available to the media in a press conference. They include:

Kent Austin, Hamilton Tiger Cats, Vice President of Football Operation and Head Coach
Jim Popp, Toronto Argonauts, General Manager
Rick Campbell, Ottawa REDBLACKS, Head Coach
Jacques Chapdelaine, Montreal Alouettes, Head Coach

CALL-IN INFORMATION:

Phone Number: 416-406-0743 / 1-800-898-3989
Passcode: 9199821

3:30pm - 4:00pm | Sillinger's Corner, EventPlex, Evraz Place

Football Operations Media Availability (West Division) - Representatives from the West Division will be available to the media in a press conference. They include:

Wally Buono, BC Lions, Vice President of Football Operations, General Manager and Head Coach
Jason Maas, Edmonton Eskimos, Head Coach
Dave Dickenson, Calgary Stampeders, Head Coach
Chris Jones, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Vice President of Football Operations, General Manager and Head Coach
Mike O’Shea, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Head Coach

CALL-IN INFORMATION:

Phone Number: 416-406-0743 / 1-800-898-3989
Passcode: 9199821

4:00pm - 4:30pm | Banner Hall, Evraz Place

#MarksCFLWeek Live - Host Brodie Lawson will be speaking to Weston Dressler, Commissioner Jeffrey L. Orridge, and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017 inductees.

4:00pm - 5:30pm | EventPlex, Evraz Place

Girls' Flag Football - A free flag football clinic for girls aged 14-15. Participants will be coached through various flag football drills by current CFL players as well as players from Canada’s Women’s National Tackle Football team. During the latter half of the event, participants will be divided into teams and will play flag football games. The event will conclude with participants being addressed by Catherine Raiche, current Assistant General Manager of the Montreal Alouettes, as well as members of Team Canada about the importance of sport and women’s careers in football.

5:00pm - 6:00pm | Banner Hall & Ag-Ex Building, Evraz Place

Achieving Greatness, Overcoming Obstacles Panel - CFL legend Warren Moon, Edmonton quarterback Mike Reilly and Montreal quarterback coach Anthony Calvillo will participate in a panel hosted by TSN’s Rod Smith and sponsored by Athabasca University.

5:00pm - 7:40pm | CFL Fan Cave, Evraz Place

CFL Trivia - Put your mind and memory to the test with questions from Steve Daniel, the league's head statistician.

6:00pm - 7:30pm | EventPlex, Evraz Place

Co-ed Flag Football A free clinic for boys & girls aged 11 to 13. Participants will be coached through various flag football drills by current CFL players as well as local U Sports and CJFL players and then divided into teams to play flag football games.

6:20pm - 6:40pm | Banner Hall, Evraz Place

Warren Moon media availability - CFL legend Warren Moon will be avilable for a media scrum after the Achieving Greatness, Overcoming Obstacles panel.

6:30pm - 6:50pm | Banner Hall, Evraz Place

CFL player autograph signings - Warren Moon will be signing autographs.

7:00pm - 9:00pm | CFL Fan Cave, Evraz Place

You Make the CallParticipants can join CFL Senior VP of Football Glen Johnson as he runs a workshop for fans to step inside the shoes of a CFL referee, taking them through real CFL on-field scenarios using interactive technology to test fans’ knowledge. Limited capacity, free tickets available in advance.

7:15pm-7:45 | Banner Hall, Evraz Place

CFL player autograph signings - Gene Makosky, Don Narcisse, and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will be signing autgraphs.

Contact us

Clare Hutchinson

Communications Assistant

Canadian Football League

Paulo Senra

Director, Communications

Canadian Football League

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