Braley entered the CFL in 1987 as the owner of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. "It was heartbreaking to receive the call that David passed away," former Lions coach Wally Buono wrote on Twitter. B.C. New ownership under David Cynamon and Howard Sokolowski brought immediate dividends with another Grey Cup win in 2004. That prompted media to suggest games involving the Argos and Lions were for the Braley Bowl. However, Braley resigned his seat in November 2013 without publicly stating a reason. His legacy will go on for years and years.”. Mr. Braley’s success in the world of sports wasn’t just limited to the Canadian Football League. If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to Braley also owned the Toronto Argonauts from 2010 to 2015 when he announced the sale of the franchise to Bell and Larry Tanenbaum, the chairman of Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment. The B.C Lions said in a statement that Braley died in his Burlington, Ont., home Monday morning. He received the Order of Canada in 2019 for his contributions to the CFL, and for his entrepreneurial and philanthropic leadership in his community. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2012. He was 79. The franchise became community owned in … Braley was born in Montreal and became a businessman in Hamilton, Ontario. The franchise became community owned in 1992. Mr. Braley’s success in the world of sports wasn’t just limited to the Canadian Football League. He also bought William Orlick Limited (now Orlick Industries Ltd) — an auto parts manufacturer in Stoney Creek, Ont. The CFL has lost a legend with the passing of B.C. 351 King Street East, Suite 1600, Toronto, ON Canada, M5A 0N1, Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. The following are booklets and/or forms for current property owners who are clients of All County® All County CFL Property Management. CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie said in a statement […] The 2011 Grey Cup festival was also one of the more successful CFL events to date. All of us associated with the Lions have personally seen, time and time again, David's selfless commitment to our club and our fans," LeLacheur said. Bob Young, who refers to himself as the Tiger-Cats' caretaker and not owner, is mourning the loss of Braley. Braley's impact in Vancouver extended beyond the Lions. Our sincerest condolences go out to David's family, and his wide circle of friends and admirers across our community. 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He quickly discovered his true passion for the game of football as a young child when he attended his first Tiger-Cats game at old Ivor Wynne Stadium. Braley’s involvement in sport wasn’t limited to just football. He kept soccer … In 2010 he bought the Argonauts, then sold them five years later. CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie said in a statement Braley will “forever be remembered as a CFL legend.” He added Braley was “our champion in every sense of the word.”, “He also championed the CFL itself, as a member of its board of governors, its chair and as an interim commissioner,” Ambrosie said. Braley also owned soccer's Vancouver 86ers and later the A-League's Vancouver Whitecaps, until 2000. The following is a list of current Canadian Football League (CFL) team staffs: "List of current Canadian Football League staffs", Learn how and when to remove this template message,, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles needing additional references from February 2019, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, President and Chief Operating Officer – Matt Afinec, Sr. Director of Personnel & Co-Manager of Football Operations – Drew Allemang, Sr. Director of Personnel & Co-Manager of Football Operations – Shawn Burke, Director of U.S. The team said in a statement that Braley died in his Burlington, Ont., home Monday morning. In 2006, the franchise won its’ fifth Grey Cup and second under Mr. Braley’s ownership by taking down the Alouettes yet again, 25-14 in Winnipeg. "He really did.”, CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie said in a statement that the former owner will "forever be remembered as a CFL legend." "He was an enthusiastic Hamiltonian and a wonderful benefactor to our community's hospitals and universities," Young said in a statement. He remained the company’s owner and president. He was appointed to the Canadian Senate by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in May of 2010, and would go on to serve for nearly three years before retiring from government. Orlick Industries has also provided jobs for hundreds of workers in the Hamilton area. This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy. He kept soccer … Braley entered the CFL in 1989 as the owner of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The Calgary Stampeders are owned by the Calgary Flames organization, which is partly owned … He loved the club so fiercely that it appeared difficult for him to think about selling it in recent years, even as his health failed, LeLacheur said. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. ", "He also championed the CFL itself, as a member of its board of governors, its chair and as an interim commissioner," Ambrosie said. He was 79. His teams won four CFL titles, among them Toronto's championship in the 100th Grey Cup in 2012. Also available in French and Mandarin. Mr. Braley’s long and storied career also included politics. Lions owner David Braley, shown in 2004. The B.C Lions said in a statement that Braley died in his Burlington, Ont., home Monday morning. “David has been a proud and fiercely loyal owner of our team, a champion of the Canadian Football League, and a leader for whom his love of our game and our country went hand in hand and spanned decades. A well-known leader and innovator, Mr. Braley also spent time as Chairman of the CFL’s Board of Governors and also served as Interim Commissioner from March-November of 2002 before the appointment of Tom Wright. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. “But his example and inspiration, along with the direction he provided us all as his health failed, fuels our confidence in the Lions future. Every NFL team's record against the spread and more, UNLV will be 1st to have fans at Raiders' stadium, Bucs adding Antonio Brown all about maximizing Tom Brady's window, NFL trade deadline tracker: Latest deals, rumors and everything we're hearing. Braley also understood the best way to break even as a CFL owner was to house Grey Cup games. A cause of death was not provided for the owner and chairman of the Lions. He added Braley was "our champion in every sense of the word. We hope to have this fixed soon. Wilkie, 20, joined the... Former Dino adjusting well to life in the NCAA, Canada’s football leaders meet to discuss alignment of football in Canada, The Grey Cup Fan Base: Celebrating the fans that are our foundation and the icon that is the Grey Cup, Running Backs Coach Beau Walker Departs BC Lions, Port Alberni Bulldogs Land Forward Ryan Tverberg from the Toronto Jr. Canadiens, Lions Saddened By Passing Of Owner And CFL Giant, David Braley, Warriors Carter Wilkie’ commits to Rochester Institute of Technology. David Braley died at his home in Burlington, Ont. ", "He also championed the CFL itself, as a member of its board of governors, its chair and as an interim commissioner," Ambrosie added. The league consists of nine teams, each located in a city in Canada. “We share this news with the heaviest of hearts. Braley served as the chairman of the CFL's board of governors and as interim commissioner (March 2002 to November 2002). Scouting – Rich Massaro, Coordinator, Canadian Scouting – Spencer Boehm, Owner – S and S Sportsco (Sid Spiegel and Gary Stern), Defensive Backs & Pass Game Coordinator –, Assistant Equipment Manager - Ryan Batten, Assistant General Manager – Jeremy Snyder, Director of Player Personnel – Jean-Marc Edmé, Coordinator of Football Operations – Joey Swarbrick, Special Team & Defensive back Assistant - Patrick Bourgon, Strength and Conditioning Coordinator – Nick Mercuri, Director of Player Personnel – John Murphy, Director of Canadian Scouting – Vince Magri, Player Relations Advisor and Football Ops Assistant –, Assistant Equipment Manager – David Sillberg, Assistant Athletic Therapist – Mark Belmore, Director of Player Personnel and Player Development – Torey Hunter, Director of Football Operations – Neil McEvoy, Director of Canadian Scouting & CFL Draft Coordinator –, Assistant Athletic Therapist - Chris Wong, Director of Communications – Jamie Cartmell, Assistant General Manager of Football Operations – Michael Petrie, Director of Canadian Scouting – Brendan Mahoney, Director of U.S. A cause of death has not been released. The B.C.Lions will continue to work hard to honour his memory by being the best we can be on the field, in the boardroom and in the community.".

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