Events - Wall of Fame Dinner
2017 Sponsorship and ticket info coming soon
Mark your calendar: The Wall of Fame Red & White Gala is scheduled for FALL 2017. More details to come, please stay tuned. Thank you.
Sponsorship and Ticket Info - coming soon
On behalf of the Stampeder Alumni Association and the many ambassadors working together to make this event a success, we hope you will consider becoming one of our teammates and participate in the 3rd Annual Stampeder Red & White Gala Dinner.
The weekend kicks off with a private cocktail reception for the inductees, their family and friends, along with Stampeder Alumni members The Stampeder Red & White Gala Dinner will be held on an evening in the Red & White Club located at McMahon Stadium and is open to the general public. The events will conclude with the inductees being honoured at halftime at a Stampeder home game. Prior to the halftime induction ceremonies, the inductees, their families, and members of the Wall of Fame Selection Committee will be treated to a pre-game meal at the Red & White Club. We are seeking support through sponsorship of this exclusive Stampeder event and this support would be a significant contributor to the Shouldice Fields - Phase II Enhancement Project.
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2017 Sponsorship and ticket info coming soon
Biographies of the 2014 inductees
Here is a closer look at the Class of 2014:
Jamie Crysdale (No. 67, offensive line - 1993-2005): Durability was Crysdale's calling card during his distinguished career with the Red and White. He played in 210 consecutive games, a remarkable feat for any football but particularly impressive for an offensive lineman who endures so much punishment over the course of a season and a career. With 216 contests over 13 seasons, Crysdale — a centre — is one of only five players to have played more than 200 regular-season contests for Calgary. He was Presidents' Ring winner in 1994, the Stamps' nominee for the Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman award in 1995 and a West Division all-star in 1998. The Mississauga, Ont., native was a member of the Stamps' Grey Cup-winning clubs in 1998 and 2001.
Stu Laird (No. 75, defensive line - 1985-96): Laird played 170 games over a dozen seasons for the Stamps and his No. 75 is one of only seven jerseys retired by the team. His 72 career sacks rank second in franchise history to Will Johnson and represented the best total by a Canadian player at the time of his retirement in 1996. He was a three-time winner of the Stamps' Presidents' Ring award and was a three-time team nominee for the Tom Pate Memorial Award for community service, winning the honour in 2001. He was a Grey Cup champion in 1992 and a West Division all-star in 1994. Though born in Assiniboia, Sask., Laird grew up in Calgary and played at Lord Beaverbrook High School before joining the University of Calgary Dinos.
James Sykes (No. 11, running back - 1978-83): It is a testament to Sykes' ability that Hall-of-Famer Willie Burden accepted a supporting role in the Calgary offence in order to allow the Rice University alum to become the Stamps' feature back. Sykes delivered by producing more 10,000 total yards in his six-year career in Calgary. He was a CFL all-star in 1978 and 1980 and the league's rushing champion in 1980 and 1981. He turned in four 1,000-yard rushing seasons with Calgary and scored double-digit rushing touchdowns in three separate seasons including a then-club record of 13 in 1978. Sykes had 5,361 rushing yards, 225 receptions for 2,224 yards, 2,028 kickoff-return yards, 485 punt-return yards and 49 total touchdowns for the Stamps before finishing his CFL career in Winnipeg.
Ron Allbright (Nos. 57 and 64, lineman - 1956-67): Nicknamed "Badger," Allbright was primarily an offensive lineman but played on both sides of the ball during his 12-year career with the Stampeders. He was the franchise's all-time leader in games played upon his retirement in 1967 and his total of 188 regular-season contests held up as the Stamps' all-time high until 1972 when he was passed by longtime teammate Larry Robinson. He played 26 more games in the playoffs. Allbright is a local product, having attended Western Canada High School and played for the Calgary Bronks juniors.
Pat Clayton (Builder - 1984-2012): Clayton served 29 years as an athletic therapist and later as the director of medical services for the Stampeders. He joined the Stamps in 1984 after previously serving as athletic therapist for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. During his time in Calgary, Clayton treated hundreds of players — including 10 members of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame — and the Stampeders won four Grey Cup titles.
George Hopkins (Builder - 1972-present): A native Calgarian, Hopkins joined the Stampeders in 1972 and he's still with the club as he is entering his 43rd season of service. The veteran equipment manager has worked 727 regular-season games, 38 playoff contests and eight Grey Cups with the Red and White. He has missed only three games during his more than four decades with the club and he worked alongside fellow Wall of Fame honouree. Hopkins was a part of Grey Cup teams in 1992, 1998, 2001 and 2008.
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