Feast with the greats

2020 | 37TH ANNUAL DINNER

WHEN?

TBD, 2020

WHERE?

HOTEL ARTS

WHO?

TO BE ANNOUNCED

2019 DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER

JOEL KLATT | FOX SPORTS

Former record-setting University of Colorado quarterback Joel Klatt is FOX Sports’ lead college football game analyst working alongside playby-play announcer Gus Johnson and sideline reporter Jenny Taft. He has also contributed to FOX Sports’ digital coverage of the U.S. Open.

Considered one of the most productive players to have ever played the quarterback position at Colorado, Klatt joined the program as a preferred walk-on in 2002 and set 44 school records as the Buffaloes’ starter from 2003-05. He became only the third player in school history to throw for more than 2,500 yards in his first season as a starter at Colorado, racking up 2,614 yards and 21 touchdowns. Klatt finished his Colorado career
as the school’s all-time leader in passing yards.

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HISTORY OF THE DINNER

The Dinos 5th Quarter Dinner started after the team’s first Vanier Cup triumph on November 19, 1983. The first Dinner was held the following spring at the Danish Cultural Centre and featured former CFL great George Reed and the late sports columnist Jim Coleman as keynote speakers. The original organizing committee consisted of John Siroishka, Al Bailey, the late Sandy Harvie, all of whom had sons on the 1983 Championship team as well as Coach Peter Connellan and former players Gary Durbeniuk and Cal Broadhurst, both of whom were instrumental in the founding of the Dinos Football 5th Quarter.

 

The Dinner eventually outgrew the confines of the Danish Cultural Center and moved to the Red & White Club at McMahon Stadium where over 500 people attended. In 1996 following the previous year’s Vanier Cup triumph, the event moved downtown and has become one of the premier sportsman’s dinners in Calgary, frequently attracting over 1,000 supporters. The continued growth of the dinner is a testament to the energy and commitment of the many alumni and friends of the program who have given generously of their time and money over the past 26 years

PAST GREATS

2019

Joel Klatt - Fox Sports

Randy Ambrosie - CFL Commissioner

Dave Wannstedt - Former Head Coach of the Chicago Bears & Miami Dolphins

Dan O'Toole & Jay Onrait - Fox Sports 1

Dave Dickenson & Bo Levi Mitchell - 2014 Grey Cup Champions

Damon Allen - CFL Hall of Fame, Grey Cup winning QB

Roy Firestone - Emmy Award Winner

Mark Cohon - CFL Commissioner

Duane Forde – Grey Cup Champion & TSN Analyst

Jeff Garcia – NFL Pro Bowl QB

Bob Lamey – Indianapolis Colts

Tim Brant – ABC Sports

Bill Polian – Indianapolis Colts

Joe Tiller – Purdue University

Michele Tafoya – ABC/ESPN Sports

Tom Higgins – Edmonton Eskimos

Ron MacLean – CBC Sports

Van Earl Wright – Fox Sports

Keith Jackson – ABC Sports

Dan Fouts – ABC Sports

Ben Davidson – Oakland Raiders

Chris Berman – ESPN

Dick Jonckowski – University of Minnesota

Erik Kramer – Chicago Bears

Dave Cutler – Edmonton Eskimos

Dick Irvin / Tom Renney – Hockey Night In Canada/Canadian Olympic Team

Larry Smith – Canadian Football League Commissioner

Ron MacLean / Dave King – HNIC/ Canadian Olympic Team

Peter Liske – Calgary Stampeders Alumni

Ron Lancaster – Hamilton Tiger Cats

Don Bryant / John Helton – University of Nebraska/Calgary Stampeders

Dave King / Fred Biletnikoff – Canadian National Team/Oakland Raiders

Matt Dunigan – Edmonton Eskimos

Bob Vespaziani – Calgary Stampeders

Steve Buratto – Calgary Stampeders

Jim Coleman / George Reed – Southam Newspapers/Sask. Roughriders

1984

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