Bid on chance to golf with Matt Dunigan

CFL Hall of Famer in Courtenay next week for G.P. Vanier athletic banquet and more

MATT DUNIGAN WILL be in Courtenay next week to speak at Vanier

MATT DUNIGAN WILL be in Courtenay next week to speak at Vanier


If you had a chance to golf with the quarterback who holds the professional football record for most yards thrown in a game, would you take it?

If so, your chance is less than a week away. In July 1994, Matt Dunigan threw for an amazing 713 yards in the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 50-35 win over the Edmonton Eskimos. On June 5, Dunnigan will be at Crown Isle and the successful bidders in a silent auction will be teeing it up alongside the CFL Hall of Famer and TSN football analyst.

Those interested can register their bid online at the G.P. Vanier School School website or e-mail it to All proceeds will cover golf and lunch and then be donated to Vanier Athletics. The top six bidders will get to join Dunnigan at Crown Isle.

Beginning bids must start at $60. Deadline for bidding is noon this Friday, June 1. The winners will be contacted at the end of the auction.

Dunigan will be the guest speaker at G.P. Vanier’s 26th annual athletic banquet on June 6. He is also conducting a mini-camp for quarterbacks on June 5 at Vanier from 3:30 to 7 p.m. This camp is open to all QBs ages 11-17 from all communities. For more information contact Pat Pidsosny at 250-792-3873.

As well, Dunigan will speak at a school assembly at 10 a.m. June 6 and at the athletic banquet the public can hear him for 20 minutes at approximately 7:30 p.m. for a nominal cost at the door. The author of Goin’ Deep (his autobiography, co-authored by Jim Taylor) and Road Grill (the name of his Food Network Canada barbecue show) will also be doing a book signing at Laughing Oyster from 2 to 3 p.m. on June 5.

SIDELINES Dunigan’s wife Kathy is a world-class quilting teacher and she will be conducting a class during the couple’s visit to the Valley next week … putting Dunigan’s 713-yard game in perspective, Norm Van Brocklin holds the NFL record at 554 yards, a mark which has stood since 1951 …








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